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Is Trump Using a Travel Warning For NAFTA Renegotiation?

Recent travel advisories from the US warning Americans not to travel to Mexico have people questioning the motive. Journalist Andres Oppenheimer’s recent editorial in the Miami Herald discusses the recent travel warning which now includes Quintana Roo and Baja California Sur, where popular tourist destinations Cancún and Los Cabos are located, stating that this warning should not be taken too seriously. Oppenheimer wrote, “The so-called travel warning of the US Department of State should not be taken too seriously since the level of crime in some North American cities is much higher than that of Cancun or Playa del Carmen.”...

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Becoming a Naturalized Mexican Through Marriage

As a foreigner married to a Mexican citizen, you can apply and receive your temporary residency right away by providing proof of the marriage and proof that your Mexican spouse can financially support you here in Mexico. The married foreigner will receive one year of temporary residency; the residency will be renewed for a second year. Upon renewal, in the third year, you may apply for either permanent residency which never expires, or you may wish to apply for Mexican citizenship. This method of naturalization or citizenship is an option for foreigners who have lived continuously in Mexico for two years previous...

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THE IRS GETS ITS SHARE, EVEN ON THIS SIDE OF THE WALL

REPORTING OBLIGATIONS OF U.S. CITIZENS IN MEXICO* A recent incident that occurred to a local U.S. ex-pat living in Mexico emphasizes the IRS’ efforts to collect taxes and enforce taxation reporting legislation, even on the fun side of the wall. While on a return trip to the U.S., Tom Smith (the individual’s identity is being withheld) and his family were intercepted at customs and repeatedly asked whether he was the “Tom Smith” that was identified by the passport. After confirming his identity, his family was authorized to enter the U.S., and he was detained. Hours later, a representative of the IRS introduced...

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Get Here Sooner by Investing in a Mexican B&B

How do you escape the rat race, and give up working long days and dreaded commutes? Most people work hard all week and struggle to make ends meet, waiting all year for that one vacation in Mexico to get away and unwind. What if that vacation in Mexico was actually your life? Foreigners who are not financially ready to retire but are ready to enjoy life are investing in a rental property or home big enough to operate a B&B. Get a jump start on your retirement life while the rental income supplements your income. Expats living in Mexico are enjoying...

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Getting a CURP Number for Foreigners with Residency in Mexico

The CURP “Clave Única de Registro de Población” in English, Unique Population Registry Code is Mexico’s version of Social Security or Social Insurance number. The CURP is a unique identification number which is assigned to each person living in Mexico. You will have this same CURP number for life. If you are residing in Mexico and hold a Temporary Resident Card or Permanent Resident Card you will need to apply for your CURP; it is probably the easiest step of your immigration process, There is no added cost to receive the CURP. The CURP is required when you apply for...

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