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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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Simple Check List for Condominium Buyers in Mexico From the Real Estate experts at MEXLAW

  Condo life is not for everyone; it has some disadvantages, but it can also be a perfect way to vacation, invest or live in Mexico. Condominiums offer a low maintenance lifestyle with plenty of perks. Before you decide on a condo, do your research, review our checklist to see if your potential investment qualifies to be your new home. There are many important legal matters to deal with during a real estate purchase, which you will discuss with your attorney, but these simple points should be considered before you choose your condo. Review The Condominium Regime. This important document is...

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