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10 Precautions to Consider Before Buying a Timeshare in Mexico

Many travelers prefer to vacation in a spot they have become familiar with, returning to the same town or resort year after year. They love knowing their way around and returning to their favorite restaurants and beaches, making friends in the area and enjoy seeing familiar faces; these aspects make timeshares an excellent way to vacation. If you are considering a timeshare purchase in Mexico, it is important that you protect yourself, we have gathered ten tips to help prevent a timeshare scam.

Qualify for a Temporary Residency Visa by Investing in Mexico

Expats looking to invest in business or purchase property in Mexico will want to have their residence visa in order. Typically you will provide documents proving your income and show that you can support yourself while living in Mexico, but if you are an investor or own real estate in Mexico you may already qualify for a Temporary Residency Visa.

Temporary Residency Visa

This visa is designed for foreigners who intend to stay in the country for more than 180 days and up to four years. The temporary resident card will only be granted for one year. After the first year, temporary residents can apply for one, two or three years renewal of the temporary resident card.

Foreigners Living, Retiring or Investing in Mexico, Choosing the Right Attorney

The first decision to consider is whether you prefer a local lawyer or an international law firm; both have their advantages, but an international company will offer the same type of service and standards you are accustomed to back home. Keep these points in mind when selecting your attorney: Do they have a proper website and an established office in the area, avoid an attorney that works out of the coffee shop. Seek recommendations from people you know and explore expat forums, you should take their comments with a grain of salt, but you will get a good...

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Mexico is the Number one Choice for The World’s Best Places to Retire 2017

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According to International Living.com’s new Annual Global Retirement Index, Mexico is the number one retirement choice for 2017; although Mexico has always been one of the favorite retirement destinations, this is the 5th time Mexico has topped the index.

International Living compiles the best places to retire list every year, after gathering information from their international correspondents and evaluating all aspects related to expat living and retirement in a foreign country. By assessing ten categories—real estate; benefits for retirees; cost of living; ease of integration; entertainment and amenities; health care; healthy lifestyle; visa and residence; infrastructure; and climate. Considering safety for retirees and quality of life, Mexico is the best choice.

Canada Lifts Travel Visa Requirement for Mexican Citizens

As the US president-elect Trump continues to alienate Mexico and its citizens with threats of deportation and the infamous wall between the US and Mexico, Canada, on the other hand, is working towards a closer relationship with Mexico. As of December 1st, 2016 the requirement for Mexican citizens to have a visa to visit Canada was lifted. Now Mexicans only require an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). The visa requirement had been in effect since 2009 when the Conservative government implemented the process, causing tension between the countries. When Prime Minister Trudeau was elected into office, he announced the intention to lift the visa...

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