How to Get Permanent Residency in Mexico Permanent residency allows you to live indefinitely in Mexico, and it has many benefits. There are various ways to get permanent residency in Mexico; let’s review them. Take the direct route to permanent residency 1) You can get permanent residency from a Mexican… Read More
Will 2021 be the year you move to Mexico? No-one needs any reminding that 2020 has been a difficult year. It has been a year that has forced us to re-evaluate our priorities and live in different ways: with restricted movement, more online presence, and with lots of patience. … Read More
The process to renew a temporary resident card should begin within the month before it expires. If you are in time to renew your card, consult our article for further details: Temporary Residency Expiry: How to Decide Between Renewal, Change of Condition or Reapplication It can happen, however, that your… Read More
Moving to Mexico can be a daunting experience. There are lots of factors to consider – for instance, location, housing, healthcare, finances and the language. Then there’s the official side of immigration – paperwork. The procedure in Mexico is not difficult compared to some countries, but it can take time.… Read More
There are various options for you after temporary residency. In this article we look at temporary residency renewal, reapplication and change of condition.
One of the perks of residency in Mexico is local or resident pricing and discounts. This is particularly attractive if you live in areas such as the Riviera Maya where costs are higher due to tourism. However, permanent residents over 60 can enjoy even more and greater benefits with an… Read More
There are two ways of getting residency in Mexico via family unity. One is through the child/parent connection. The other is the spouse/partner connection. In this article we look at family unity residency through a child or parent. To learn more about residency through a spouse/partner, read our article: How… Read More
If you’re thinking of applying for temporary or permanent residency in Mexico, it can help to know the pros and cons of each procedure. In this article, we outline what to consider before initiating a Mexican immigration application.
Playa del Carmen Immigration Office or INM Office (Instituto Nacional de Migracion): this is where you will process your residency application, if you are moving there. In this article we tell you all you need to know about the office. Playa del Carmen Immigration Office Procedures You can process the… Read More
Making a Consulate Appointment For most Mexican immigration applications it is necessary to make an appointment at a Mexican consulate. Follow the steps below to do that directly with your chosen consulate or via the Mexitel online appointment service. Direct contact Depending on the Mexican consulate you choose, you may… Read More
What Is a CURP Number? A CURP number is a unique code which identifies all Mexican citizens and residents. CURP stands for Clave Única de Registro de Población in Spanish, or Unique Population Registration Code in English. It functions similarly to social security numbers or fiscal codes in other countries.… Read More
Residency in Mexico is possible via many routes. In this article, however, we look at temporary and permanent residency for spouses and partners. Its name is residency for family unity (Residencia Por Vinculo Familiar) Residency for spouses and partners You can apply for this if your spouse or partner is… Read More
If you apply for residency in Mexico, usually you must attend an appointment at a Mexican consulate. In this article, learn how to prepare, and what happens during and after your Mexican consulate appointment. Making a Mexican Consulate Appointment Make an appointment at the Mexican consulate that is most convenient… Read More
In this My New Life in Mexico series, Immigration to Mexico clients share their experiences with us. Watch the whole interview with Carol as she shares about her decision to move to Mexico, and the differences between life here and in the U.S., and her experience going through the immigration… Read More
Retirement in the US and Canada does not look the same for everyone. Comfortable retirement depends on your location, health and retirement salary. One thing is for sure though: retiring on the Riviera Maya looks good. It can transform a difficult situation in the US and Canada into a pleasant… Read More
The process of obtaining Mexican citizenship or becoming naturalized is quite straightforward. You might consider this if you are a long-term resident, or you have family in the country. As usual, you must meet their requirements and present the correct documentation to the authorities (SRE – External Relations Secretariat). As… Read More
Originally from Michigan, but a former long-term resident of Florida, Linda Southwick immigrated to Mexico in 2016. She now resides in TAO, a luxury residential development near the beach town of Akumal, located between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Read Linda’s insightful interview below about her experiences immigrating from the… Read More
Playa del Carmen, Mexico is deserted during covid-19.
In this article, we answer the questions about relocating to Mexico that we get asked most often by our clients. If you can’t find the information you need here, then check out our other blog posts, or get in touch. Is it advisable to get residency when relocating to Mexico?… Read More
Many people move to Mexico to enjoy a better quality of life and lower cost of living while stretching their pension, salary or savings further. But what is the actual cost of living in Mexico? How much do you need when you move here? Well, how long is a piece… Read More
Many immigrants from the USA or Canada to Mexico choose to move to Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya. What makes this destination so attractive – apart from the Caribbean sea and its white sand beaches? In this article we look at this lively beach town and help you… Read More
Many clients often ask me the question “Do I need to learn Spanish when I move to Mexico?”. The answer is no, it’s not essential. Indeed, many services are provided in English and other languages. However, not all agents at immigration will speak English and documentation is in Spanish. So,… Read More
The permanent resident visa can be issued to a foreigner who intends to reside indefinitely (forever) in Mexico. Foreigners granted permanent resident visas have the right to enter and leave Mexico as often as desired. This residency status never expires. They can also bring their personal property into Mexico in… Read More
Everyone has a different reason to relocate to Mexico. However, the most common reasons are the cost of living and a warmer climate. Many Canadians and US citizens are searching for a less hectic lifestyle than that of their increasingly expensive home countries. If you are looking to start a… Read More
Canje (exchange) is the exchange of your visa from a Mexican consulate abroad for a resident card once back in Mexico.
Baby Boomers and Mexico Baby boomers just love Mexico. Born in the post-war era, so-called baby boomers led productive lives, and many achieved success as entrepreneurs or as employees. There has been a significant increase in U.S. and Canadian natives, from this generation, who live in Mexico or spend much… Read More
These days, not only retired foreigners want to live in Mexico, but younger generations also want to relocate here. Younger generations come without a pension however, and usually seek employment in Mexico. Therefore, they will need a Mexican work visa (permit). In order to legally work, you can obtain a… Read More
Many clients ask me if they have to show their resident cards at the airport when they leave or enter Mexico. My answer is “YES”! You should always bring your passport and resident card when you travel in or out of Mexico. As we approach holiday season, it seems like… Read More
Once you relocate to Mexico (or anywhere else), you’ll want to enjoy life there immediately. The last thing you’ll want is to start obtaining documents from a distance for your new country of residence. Therefore, according to our own experience, it is advisable to bring certain papers with you for… Read More
You apply for residency (permanent or temporary), you succeed and become a resident. Congratulations! But what happens if your spouse applies too, but does not fulfil the financial requirements? The good news: All is not lost. Do not panic! In this article, we explore what to do next. Don’t Panic!… Read More
What to Do if You Have an Emergency and Must Leave Mexico Before Your Residency Is Confirmed? You have an emergency and must leave Mexico. However, your canje, residency renewal or change of condition procedure is still in progress. In this article we explain what to do. If you want… Read More
You had a successful meeting at the consulate and got the Mexican visa in your passport. Congratulations! In this article, we answer the most common questions about the next steps to obtaining your resident’s card. How long can I wait before I have to enter Mexico with my visa? In… Read More
The National Migration Institute (IMN) has updated Mexican immigration fees for 2021. Below, we have translated 2021’s fees for your convenience. Remember that some immigration procedures incur two fees, and others, just one. That is, the paperwork processing can have a cost, as can the issue of a document. Therefore,… Read More