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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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Time is Running Out For Americans Living in Mexico to Make Their Vote Count

US citizens 18 years or older who reside in Mexico are eligible to vote in the US elections. Living in a foreign country can make voting a challenge, but there is a way to have your say, find out how. According to the US Consulate in Playa del Carmen and the FVAP (Federal Voting Assistance Program) website you still have time to register your vote by sending a Federal Postcard Application (FPCA).   Many states will allow you to submit your form electronically, there may not be ample time for regular mail delivery at this point in the election. Go to the...

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10 Things You Need to Know About Your Temporary Visa in Mexico

The Immigration Specialist at MEXLAW shares some important facts to keep in mind, during and after your immigration process. Temporary Resident Visa is intended for people who wish to reside in Mexico for more than 180 days but not longer than four years.  The visa is approved for one year, and renewed for 1 to 3 years. After four years maximum, you must apply for a Permanent Residence Visa if you wish to stay in Mexico. Once you have been approved for your Temporary Residence Visa you will present the sticker in your passport to Immigration upon arrival in Mexico;...

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Cautionary Advice About Ejido Land For Foreigners Looking To Invest In Mexico

You may hear of foreigners having issues with their Mexican property; chances are the property they purchased belonged to Ejido. Ejido (pronounced eh-hee-dough) was a product of the Mexican Revolution of 1910; it is a collective communal organization, and the land was lent to the people to use for farming and raising their families but remains owned by the government and regulated by Agrarian Law. One of the primary objectives was to break up large stretches of privately owned land, into smaller lots, return the land to the people and ensure poor farmers had property to work. These parcels of land...

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