Mexican resident cards

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

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How to Get Mexican Residency through a Child or Parent

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

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

How to Apply for a Mexico Temporary or Permanent Resident Visa

Starting the process for a temporary or permanent resident visa? If you don’t have any Mexican born relatives in your immediate family or immediate family members who are holders of resident cards in Mexico, this is what you have to do. Temporary or Permanent Resident Visa Requirements The first step… Read More

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Can Expats from the US and Canada Get a Permanent Resident Visa in Mexico Straightaway?

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