Baggage Shipping to Mexico
Mexico is a North American country bordered by the USA, Belize and Guatemala. The country is the 11th most populated country in the world and the 14th largest in terms of land area. Mexico is a popular tourist destination. Visitors are attracted by its beach resorts along the coast, its numerous areas of outstanding natural beauty and the many ancient ruins ‒ relics of Mexico’s great civilizations, such as the Mayas and the Aztecs. To learn more about Send My Bag’s shipping service to Mexico please read on:
Why Ship to Mexico?
Visitors can enjoy numerous outdoor activities in Mexico, from golfing to tennis, to deep-sea fishing. You may want to enjoy all the activities Mexico has to offer but are worried about how to bring your own sporting equipment with you on the plane. Airlines often have restrictions on the amount of outsized luggage you can bring, as well as fees for exceptional baggage. You don’t have to think about this if you send your items to Mexico with Send My Bag. Your journey is made so much easier if you don’t have to think about your luggage but instead have it waiting for you when you arrive at your accommodation.
Our carrier service also allows those who are relocating to Mexico or students moving there to study to bring with them everything they need to set up home in Mexico. They can pack all the items they need ‒ books, clothes, DVDs, etc. ‒ into a box or suitcase and have it arrive at their new accommodation.
Ways of Shipping to Mexico
There are various options available for shipping to Mexico. Some options will be more suited to your needs than others. You can choose between several different options for international shipping to Mexico. Here are some of them below:
Send Luggage to Mexico
If you are going to enjoy an activity vacation in Mexico, or if you are moving there to study or work, you can send your possessions to Mexico in a suitcase with Send My Bag. This makes your journey much more pleasant since you won’t have to worry about your luggage. Instead you can have it waiting for you at your accommodation. You can also bring many more items than you could if just checking a couple of bags into an airplane’s hold. To find out more about sending luggage to Mexico, visit our ‘How it works’ page, or our ‘FAQs’.
send golf clubs to Mexico
Mexico has great golfing weather most of the year, and the country has around 200 golf courses, making it a golfer’s paradise. Some of the top rated courses are Diamante, Cabo del Sol and Quivira. If you want to go on a golfing holiday or just take in a few rounds during your trip to Mexico, you can do so with your own clubs, by shipping them to Mexico with Send My Bag. You won’t have to carry your clubs through the airport or onto public transportation and you will also avoid any embarrassing oversized baggage fees from your airline. So why not look into sending your golf clubs with Send My Bag. Make sure you find out how best to prepare your golf clubs for transit by visiting Send My Bag's information page on how to send golf clubs.
Send your bike to Mexico
Mexico is a great cycling destination, with lots of excellent cycle routes to choose from, allowing you to truly take in the scenery and to go beyond where the road could take you. You can do this from the comfort of your own bike by shipping your bicycle to Mexico with Send My Bag. You can spend your whole trip cycling ? just send your bike to your first hotel, cycle as far as your like and have it picked up again at your final accommodation. Learn more about bike shipping with Send My Bag.
Removals to Mexico
If you are moving to Mexico to enjoy the warm weather, to work or to retire, you will need to look into international removals to Mexico in order to transport all of your possessions. Ensure that all your items are carefully packaged before you hand anything over to the movers, so that nothing gets damaged in transit. Use appropriate packaging for your items and secure everything well.
Student shipping to Mexico
Top universities in Mexico include the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, the Instituto Politécnico Nacional and the Tecnológico de Monterrey. If you have decided to study in Mexico, you can make the move quickly and easily by sending all your items with Send My Bag. We can send all sorts – books, writing materials, clothes, etc. ? to your student accommodation. Find out more about student shipping with Send My Bag and how to claim your student discount.
Sending a parcel to Mexico
You could send a parcel to Mexico with Send My Bag. Friends and family could use this option to send you a gift or to forward something that you have left behind. You should choose a good sturdy box when sending a parcel to Mexico and seal it up well so nothing gets damaged in transit. Also make sure you know about rules regarding brand new items (see below). Read more on our parcel shipping information page to find out what you are permitted to send with Send My Bag, and how to package your items.
As well as sending baggage, luggage and parcels to Mexico, you could think about the following ideas for shipping items internationally, which are more suitable if you want to send large items like a sideboard or sofa:
Air Freight to Mexico
Air freight is one suggestion for sending large items, such as a desk or a chest of drawers, to Mexico. Sending items by air freight usually takes one to two days, which is normally faster than sea freight shipping, but generally more expensive. What you have to pay will depend on the weight and size of your shipment. You will probably also have to get a customs agent to handle customs clearance for you. And, you need to work out how to get your items to and from the airport, which means that costs could quickly increase. If you send internationally by air freight to Mexico your items will likely arrive at one of the major airports, such as Mexico City, Cancún or Guadalajara International Airports.
Sea Freight and Container Shipping to Mexico
Instead of air freight, you could try sea freight or container shipping to move your possessions to Mexico. Again, this option is usually used when transporting large items, like a coffee table or armchair. Sea freight usually means shipping items in large containers loaded onto cargo ships. It can be cheaper than air freight, but you will still need to use the services of a customs agent and will need to sort out how to get your items to and from the ports, which means it could cost more than expected. When using container shipping to Mexico your items will most likely arrive by ship at one of the major sea ports, such as Veracruz, Manzanillo or Ensenada.
Shipping Goods to Mexico
You need to find out about the current customs rules when shipping goods to Mexico. You should be fully aware of any duty that needs to be paid and what items are permitted to be shipped to Mexico, which items are restricted, and which are entirely forbidden. See the section below on ‘What can I send to Mexico? What items are restricted?’
Important Mexico Customs Information
Holiday baggage and other time sensitive packages should not be sent on this route.
The volume of shipments sent to this destination across the last 12 weeks has not been sufficient to meet our minimum number of on time shipments required for holiday baggage approval.
In order for shipments to be permitted for entry in Mexico by customs, the named receiver on the order must provide a copy of their passport, flight ticket confirming travel to Mexico from the country they are shipping from (must be dated within 3 months of the shipment’s arrival), entry stamp confirming their arrival in Mexico, and if a non-Mexican citizen, their FMM Visa (Tourist Card), Residence or Work Visa, or CURP (Mexican ID) number if held.
Documents must match the name of the receiver on the booking as customs will not accept documents in the name of the shipper. As the entry stamp and visa are required, this also means that the receiver must be in Mexico at the time of clearance. Should the required documentation not be provided, or receiver not be in Mexico at the time of clearance, then the shipment may not be permitted for entry by customs and may be returned to the origin country.
Upon the shipments arrival in Mexico, customs will contact the receiver directly to complete a 'Carta Encomienda' letter of authorisation, before the clearance process will begin. You must therefore ensure the telephone number provided for delivery is valid and that someone is available to receive the call. In the event this takes longer than 2 days to provide, there may be additional storage charges.
Customs may at their discretion request further information and therefore delays are possible. Send My Bag provides a service into Mexico primarily for those relocating to Mexico and who are not inconvenienced by the customs process, this route should not be used for time sensitive personal effects shipments such as luggage for a holiday.
General Customs Information
Personal effects are usually assessed as used items which have been in the sender's possession for 6 months or more. If your bag is checked by customs and is found to contain brand new or commercial items your shipment may be assessed for customs duties and taxes. If you are sending Christmas gifts please check with the destination country so you are aware of potential customs duties, follow their advice and attach all necessary documentation.
In order to demonstrate your shipment is personal effects you will be required to complete a brief non generic packing list online, entries to be made in the format: "5 x Cotton T-Shirts, 2 x Jeans, 3 x Cotton Shirt" and so on rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".
When a bag is stopped by customs for any reason (missing documentation, prohibited contents, commercial contents or further information required) Send My Bag™ records how long customs hold it for. Our historical statistics for this route indicate that if the customs authority stops your bag they will on average take 10 days to process it and release it back to us for delivery.
Customs processes and allowances do vary by country and as such we advise all travellers take 5 minutes to check how their personal circumstances and what they are sending will be assessed under the prevailing customs regulations of the destination.
More information is available on our customs information page.
What can I send to Mexico? What items are restricted?
With Send My Bag™ you can travel with almost everything you would normally find in a vacation suitcase. For security and customs reasons, however, certain items are prohibited. Please find these listed below.
- Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
- Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type (including nail varnish and perfume);
- Toner Cartridges;
- Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
- No more than 1 device containing a battery in line with our battery policy;
- Animals and Animal products;
- Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations and toys of same);
- Flowers and plant products;
- Human remains or ashes;
- Medical samples;
- Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
- Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
- Religious Artefacts
- Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, wine, beer, spirits and champagne; or
- Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
- Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
- Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
- Credit cards;
- Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
- Irreplaceable items;
- Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
- Counterfeit goods;
- Other illegal or restricted goods.
More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.
In addition to the above when sending to Mexico we prohibit the sending of:
- Gambling Devices.
- Military Equipment.
- Playing Cards.
- Precious Metals & Stones.
Items excluded from cover
The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:
- Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Cell Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
- Glass & Porcelain.
- Any other non standard excess baggage items.
If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.
Mexico has a fascinating history, having been ruled by several great civilizations – the Mayas, the Olmecs, the Toltecs and the Aztecs ‒ before being ruled over by the Spanish for at least 300 years. Mexico gained independence from Spain in 1821. Spanish influence is still very much in evidence, however, especially in the country’s use of the Spanish language.
Mexico’s climate varies depending on the region, but generally experiences hot and humid weather along the coast and dryer weather inland, especially in areas that sit high above sea level. You may even find freezing temperatures in winter, with snow on the mountain tops. Average temperatures in the capital city, Mexico City, are 64°Fin summer and 55°F in winter.
Mexico is home to over 30 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, making it a great destination for travelers. These include the pre-Hispanic towns of Chichen Itza and Uxmal and the historic centres of Mexico City and Xochimilco (a borough of Mexico City).
You can enjoy many areas of natural beauty in Mexico, including Chiapas, which is a subtropical region with thick rainforest and Mayan ruins. You should also visit the Copper Canyon in Chihuahua, which has enormous cliffs and numerous caves.
If you fancy a beach vacation, Mexico has a large number of beach vacation resorts to choose from. Some of the most popular areas are: Cancun, Acapulco, Playa del Carmen and Los Cabos. Most resorts offer facilities to allow you to enjoy many water sports, such as diving, surfing, snorkelling, sailing and deep-sea fishing.