Guatemala/bringing in car


hi, can i register a 2007 car there and pay the taxes, i heard somewhere that if they car is over 10 years old or something like that guatemala will not allow you to register it there.  I am moving there in june.

Hi Steve,

Yes you can register your car here... and check the tax  at this link
Donwload this table Acuerdo  16-2012 Tabla ISCV

Yes you can't import a car older than 10 years.. it is a way to get cars in good conditions here in Guatemala and prevent
people to import old car from the US which are or in bad shape or polluting...



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Armand Boissy


All questions related to real estate for Guatemala particularly in the area of Lake Atitlan. Invesment for retirment, rental, buildings, regulations,.... I live in Santa Cruz La Laguna, 15 minutes boat ride from Panajachel where I work. I have 2 little daughters (5-7) who go to Life school everyday. So if you need help to relocate or for a short experience in the lake area don't hesitate. Also I'm an official tour guide for the Guatemalan Institut for tourism (INGUAT) and I have an extensive experience of the country.


Living in the area for 18 years, a company Atitlan Solutions founded 2 1/2 years ago,experience in building private home, condos, hotel

Real Estate Chamber of Guatemala

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