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Foreigners Receive Residency in Mexico Under Family Unity

Permanent Residency is granted to individuals who intend to reside in Mexico indefinitely. Approval is based on several qualifications and may be applied for under a few different categories, one being Family Unity. Permanent Residency Visa based on Family Unity offers the opportunity for foreigners with a child born in Mexico to obtain Permanent Residency. Foreigners with a Mexican spouse or select family members can become a Temporary or Permanent Resident without providing financial records or leaving Mexico to begin the procedure. Foreigners may apply for Permanent Residency (Residente Permanente) in Mexico if the foreign applicant is: The parent of a...

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Time is Running Out For Americans Living in Mexico to Make Their Vote Count

US citizens 18 years or older who reside in Mexico are eligible to vote in the US elections. Living in a foreign country can make voting a challenge, but there is a way to have your say, find out how. According to the US Consulate in Playa del Carmen and the FVAP (Federal Voting Assistance Program) website you still have time to register your vote by sending a Federal Postcard Application (FPCA).   Many states will allow you to submit your form electronically, there may not be ample time for regular mail delivery at this point in the election. Go to the...

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10 Things You Need to Know About Your Temporary Visa in Mexico

The Immigration Specialist at MEXLAW shares some important facts to keep in mind, during and after your immigration process. Temporary Resident Visa is intended for people who wish to reside in Mexico for more than 180 days but not longer than four years.  The visa is approved for one year, and renewed for 1 to 3 years. After four years maximum, you must apply for a Permanent Residence Visa if you wish to stay in Mexico. Once you have been approved for your Temporary Residence Visa you will present the sticker in your passport to Immigration upon arrival in Mexico;...

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How to Renew Your American Passport Without Leaving Mexico

Save time and money by renewing your American passport through the local U.S. Consular Agency. Here is a guideline to get your process started. It is important to realize this process may take up to 3-4 weeks, be aware of your passport's expiry date. Quick Steps to Renew Your Passport Make an appointment with the U.S. Consular Agency in Playa del Carmen by phone or email. Include the service you require, your contact information and preferred appointment time. Be sure to complete your application before your appointment, including your social security number and a local Mexican address. The permanent address field on...

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Considerations for Moving to Mexico from the USA

A Few things for Americans to Consider When Moving to Mexico Do not come from the USA and expect life to be the same as it is at home. Life is different in Mexico, we enjoy a slower pace and it takes time to adjust. Patience is the key, you must be open and ready to experience a new culture and relaxed lifestyle. When considering a move to Mexico, take time on the ground to figure out  where you will live. Whether you are purchasing a home or renting, we would advise that you do not sign a long term rental contract...

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