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Legalizing Documents For Legal Procedures in Mexico

Mexican authorities require foreign issued documents be verified before they are accepted as legal documents in Mexico. If you intend to do business, apply for an immigration visa or get married in Mexico you may need to have your personal documents apostilled in your home country. Typically, official documents are only valid within the country that issued them, except for the passport which is recognized in every country. Since other countries have no way to verify if your foreign documents are legitimate, you will need to have them legalized. What is an Apostille? The Apostille Convention is an international treaty which numerous countries...

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10 Reasons Mexican Property Owners Need a Will

Without a Will prepared in Mexico, you are allowing the Mexican government to handle and disburse your estate. Foreigners living in Mexico are well advised to have a Mexican Will as there are no survivor rights in Mexico and property held in trust may not be enough protection for you and your family.   10 Reasons you should contact MEXLAW to have a Will prepared; A foreign Will will require a professional translation and verification, and this may be an expensive process for your heirs. American documents need to be apostilled, and notarized in the U.S., and translated into Spanish by a...

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Canadians in Mexico with Dual Citizenship Need to Keep Their Canadian Passports Updated

Many Canadians living in another country, such as Mexico have allowed their Canadian passport to lapse, but with the new regulations in place, Canadians will be required to renew and keep their Canadian passports up to date if they plan on traveling by air to Canada. Canadian Citizens traveling with an expired passport or with dual citizenship in another country will be required to carry a valid Canadian passport as of November 10, 2016, in order to travel through or return to Canada. The Government of Canada’s electronic system will verify each passenger by scanning the appropriate travel document before boarding...

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Americans Wanting to Leave the US in the Wake of Trump win Should Consider Mexico

According to a Morning Consult/Vox poll conducted on March, 1 in 4 Americans has threatened to leave the USA if Trump won the election.  Americans say they plan to relocate to Canada, in fact, the interest in immigration to Canada was so great it caused the Canadian Immigration website to crash on election night. An American entrepreneur has gone as far as creating a dating website called Maple Match, which brings Americans and Canadians together in hopes of finding love and relocating to Canada through marriage. The fact is, it is not easy to immigrate to Canada unless you are a...

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Tourists Should Be Aware Of These Basic Laws Before Visiting Mexico

  What better way to spend your vacation than on a Caribbean beach in Mexico. Vacationing in Mexico portrays an illusion that traditional laws and rules do not apply, Mexico is regarded as a vacation destination where you can let loose, with no boundaries and no consequences, think spring break in Cancun. However, you should be aware that the local laws apply to you as a visitor as they do to all Mexican citizens, and it is your responsibility to respect them. If you commit a serious felony, your country or consulate cannot interfere in the Mexican legal or judicial processes....

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