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Immigration to Playa del Carmen

Mainly Canadians and Americans are seeking temporary and permanent visa for residence in Playa del Carmen, as some foreigners decide to buy a home for retirement in Riviera Maya or spend a longer vacation to avoid the chilly temperatures in their hometowns. Adriana Vela, migration specialist from MEXLAW, said that some foreigners who buy property in the Riviera Maya are looking to get their residence because of the advantages, one of which is the exemption from  capital gains tax when selling their property. Adriana Vela said, that the majority of the foreigners who approach the firm she represents , are 60% Canadians...

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Considerations for Moving to Mexico from the USA

A Few things for Americans to Consider When Moving to Mexico Do not come from the USA and expect life to be the same as it is at home. Life is different in Mexico, we enjoy a slower pace and it takes time to adjust. Patience is the key, you must be open and ready to experience a new culture and relaxed lifestyle. When considering a move to Mexico, take time on the ground to figure out  where you will live. Whether you are purchasing a home or renting, we would advise that you do not sign a long term rental contract...

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Foreigners Doing Business in Mexico

Doing business in Mexico may be just what your company needs to prosper, with lower wages for skilled workers and lower transportation costs since Mexico is situated closer to the US and Canada, than, China or India for example. Location also ensures faster production turnaround time, not to mention ease of communication, and similar time zones. Since, Mexico is a part of The North American Free Trade Agreement NAFTA, between Mexico, Canada and the United States there are many benefits to doing business in Mexico. NAFTA eliminates tariffs between the countries and has built in agreements and legal processes, with international...

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Mexlaw as a speaker

  Thank you Pelican Free Press and Colonos Association at Puerto Aventuras for hosting Mexlaw as a speaker, on the first informative talk about Migration Procedures, on the Puerto Aventuras Speaking Series. P.A.S.S. Puerto Aventuras Speaker Series Puerto Aventuras colonos attended a presentation about Mexico’s new visa programs and process and whether it  should be considered a Temporary or permanent resident Visa “Residente temporal” – “Residente permanente” or work visa.    ...

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Obtaining Temporary Residency in Mexico

In a two part series, Mexlaw walks us through the process of gaining legal resident status When you enter Mexico as a tourist, immigration issues you tourist visa, known as an FMM that entitles you to remain in the country for a maximum of 180 days. To extend your stay, legally, you have to exit the country and re-enter for a new FMM. If you wish to stay in Mexico for longer than 180 days, or you plan to live in Mexico, you will need to apply for a Temporary Residency Visa. The Temporary Residency Visa can be issued for one year,...

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