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Familiar Emergency Number in Mexico, As 9-1-1 Comes into Effect

  North American expats are familiar with calling 9-1-1 for emergencies; now it is easy to access emergency services in many states of Mexico, including Quintana Roo.  According to The Federal Telecommunications Institute IFT, 16 states across Mexico will migrate all emergency phone numbers over to 9-1-1,  on October 3, 2016.  It is expected the remaining states of Mexico will begin the migration over to 9-1-1 in January 2017 and scheduled to be fully migrated by June 2017. The first states to migrate to 9-1-1 are Quintana Roo, Baja California, Coahuila, Colima, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Durango, Guanajuato, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Sonora,...

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Expats and Capital Gains Tax on Mexican Real Estate

  Who is Considered a Taxable Resident? When we talk about taxes in Mexico, it is important to know if you fall under the category “Taxable Resident,” According to the Mexican Tax Code a foreigner is considered a Mexican Tax resident if: You have established a place of residence in Mexico; If you also own a home in Mexico and another country, you will be considered a tax resident of Mexico if your center of vital interests are in Mexico; or more than 50 percent of your total income is derived from Mexican sources; and your primary professional activities are carried out in...

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5 Ways to Ensure Peace of Mind Living in Mexico

Be Legal Many foreigners do not complete their immigration process and continue to come and go as tourists. This adds extra stress and risk entering Mexico, foreigners who travel to other borders such as Belize may end up paying a bribe to come back into Mexico with another tourist visa. Immigration officers appear at random checkpoints on the highway and other public locations checking for illegal residents. To avoid the anxiety and possible deportation, speak to Adriana@mexlaw.ca about the benefits of being legal in Mexico. Be Insured It is essential for your peace of mind to have medical insurance; there are first-rate...

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Foreigners Receive Residency in Mexico Under Family Unity

Permanent Residency is granted to individuals who intend to reside in Mexico indefinitely. Approval is based on several qualifications and may be applied for under a few different categories, one being Family Unity. Permanent Residency Visa based on Family Unity offers the opportunity for foreigners with a child born in Mexico to obtain Permanent Residency. Foreigners with a Mexican spouse or select family members can become a Temporary or Permanent Resident without providing financial records or leaving Mexico to begin the procedure. Foreigners may apply for Permanent Residency (Residente Permanente) in Mexico if the foreign applicant is: The parent of a...

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The Constitutional Rights of the LGBT Community in Mexico

Despite the recent “pro-family” marches across Mexico, protesting against same-sex marriage, Mexico continues to move toward marriage equality, and the definition of “Family” to include same-sex couples. Same-sex weddings have been legal in some states of Mexico since 2010. On June 3, 2015, there was a ruling in Mexico's Supreme Court, declaring all states must recognize marriages between same-sex couples. The court ruled in a decision published on 19 June that laws restricting marriage to a man and a woman were unconstitutional. On 17 May 2016, President Nieto announced he had signed an initiative to amend the Mexican Constitution, to acknowledge as a...

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