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Top 8 Reasons to Live in Puerto Vallarta

The weather Shake the winter blues and get some sunshine. The Pacific coast of Mexico offers warm weather year round. The Pacific Ocean The ocean is known to revitalize your body, mind, and soul. Put your feet in the sand and let the sea take your worries away. The low cost of living Possibly one of the top reasons people are moving to Mexico is to achieve a lower cost of living. If living in the US or Canada is causing a financial strain, give yourself a financial break come and live in paradise. Everything from real estate to beer is less expensive in...

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Good News for Frequent Travelers with Pets

Many expats living in Mexico are frequent flyers with their pets and have concerns regarding over-vaccinating them for travel, but now Mexico has established a Frequent Traveler Pet Program. To register for the program apply through SENASICA Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad Calidad Agroalimentaria; they require a health certificate issued by a SENASICA-authorized veterinarian, current rabies vaccine, and treatment against internal and external parasites (within the last six months). Once your pet is registered in this program, Senasica will issue an official entry document for each pet which will contain pertinent data about you and your pet, plus vaccination records and...

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Relocating Your Pets to Mexico

As you are making arrangements for your move to Mexico, do not forget your pets!  For many people, the dogs and cats are part of the family and when the family is relocating to Mexico so are the pets. Dogs and cats are welcome in Mexico, and no quarantine is required. Other animals may need special permission; follow the link below. To ensure you have a stress-free and safe trip, consider these points when flying with your pet: the proper documents for your destination, airline breed restrictions, crate size, heat embargos, the pet's weight and size, and the duration of the...

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Do Foreigners Feel Safe Living in Mexico? Testimonials From Expats in Mexico

There is a lot of media sensationalism about the dangers of living in Mexico, but those of us who are living in Mexico have to disagree. Of course, like any country, there are areas you should avoid, and precautions you should take when you are out and about. You should always be aware of your surroundings, but the greater part of Mexico, especially those states catering to tourists and expats are perfectly safe. Every day more foreigners make the decision to move to Mexico. The immigration office in Playa del Carmen reports that they process an average of 60 new procedures a day.

Love, Marriage and Real Estate in Mexico

February 14th marks the annual day of love and romance, and in Playa del Carmen it is also a day of Bodas Colectivas (collective wedding), a mass wedding sponsored by the Solidaridad municipality on Valentine's Day. It will be a beautiful day for many happy couples, and although it is an exciting event in one's life, we have to play devil's advocate and suggest some legal considerations for married couples in Mexico. Permission to Marry a Mexican National Foreigners marrying Mexican nationals require the approval of the Mexican Migration office. The document is called "Permiso para contraer matrimonio con un nacional," and...

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