How to Apply for Permanent Residency through a Child Born in Mexico (Family Unity)

If a child is born in Mexico to a non-Mexican parent, it entitles the parent to immediate permanent residency. This residency is granted upon application. In this article we explain how to apply for permanent residency through your Mexican-born child. The Family Union Visa The family union visa is issued… Read More

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What to Do with Your Resident Card When You Leave or Enter Mexico

“When I leave or enter Mexico, should I show my resident card at the airport?” Many clients ask me this, and my answer is always “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… Read More

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How to Book an Appointment at a Mexican Consulate or Use Mexitel

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 recently updated Mexitel online appointment service. Direct contact Depending on the Mexican consulate you choose,… Read More

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What Happens If My Mexican Resident Card Is Lost, Stolen or Damaged?

Oh dear! Your Mexican resident card has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed. Don’t worry; you can get a new one through the repositioning (reposición) procedure, as long as the card’s still valid. This is also the procedure for lost FMM visitor (tourist) cards.  Note that you do not get… Read More

Frequently Asked Questions About Relocating to Mexico: Part 2

While relocating to Mexico for many is an exciting move, it can also be scary and complicated. Informing yourself as much as possible before immigrating is a great way to prepare well. Therefore, to help make your move a success we have answered more of your Frequently Asked Questions about… Read More