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Mexican 180-Day Allowance for Tourists No Longer the Norm

There have been many reports recently of changes to the standard Mexican 180-day allowance for tourists. Let’s take a closer look. Entering Mexico as a Tourist When entering Mexico as a tourist, you submit an FMM (Forma Migratoria Multiple) with details about your visit. An immigration official at your point… 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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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

About the Mexican Consulate Appointment for Permanent and Temporary Residency

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