I am buying
an LLC whose only possession is a boat
. It is in the US and I will have the right LLC papers and US Coast Guard docs. I will be the 3rd owner. The first owner obtained a Mexico
Temporary Import Permit
that expires December 2020. The second owner has no idea if the TIP was ever cancelled. I read this in a document for people doing the Baja
A TIP remains recorded with the foreign vessel identified in the permit and will not be transferred to another owner. In fact, without cancellation of TIP by the original permit holder, a new owner of any TIP-registered vessel can never be issued a new TIP, even if the old TIP is expired.
Given that the boat
is still owned by the LLC and we (wife & I) are the members (owners) of the LLC, are we OK? The TIP does have the LLC name, but the first owner is listed as the "Importatdor". I am concerned that a customs
official will see the first owner's name and not be OK with the TIP.