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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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Buying Mexican Real Estate, Who is Looking Out for Your Best Interest?

If you are purchasing property in Mexico, your real estate agent may choose to hire a Closing Coordinator to collect all the documents required to close the deal. The Closing Coordinator is typically an independent professional that is involved in many different real estate transactions and will communicate with the buyer, seller, real estate agents, appraiser, the Notario, bank of the Fideicomiso, and the government agencies. They are an impartial representative and organize the groundwork for the Notario. Although the Closing Coordinator may be an attorney with experience in real estate transactions, he or she is not your Real Estate Attorney and...

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The Loss of a Mexican Temporary or Permanent Residence Card

What do you do if your resident card is lost, stolen or destroyed? If you lose your temporary or permanent resident card in Mexico, you will need to go to the Immigration office to apply for a replacement card. Provided your card is still valid you may replace it by providing your passport, identification and travel documents that prove you have a condition to stay in Mexico. Also provide the original receipt of your payment to IMN, complete application, photos 2.5 x 3 cm, two face frontal view, and one of the right side of the face, white background with forehead and...

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