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What You Should Know About Consumer Rights in Mexico

If you have ever been mistreated by a business or service provider in Mexico, you may feel you do not have any recourse or options to resolve the issue. It seems the employees do not have the authority or the enthusiasm to deal with your complaint. If you feel you have been taken advantage of and do not get any satisfaction from the manager, you can contact PROFECO. PROFECO (Procuraduría Federal del Consumidor), is a government agency tasked with enforcing the law and investigating possible violations. They respond to complaints from residents and tourists, perform random inspections on Mexican businesses...

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What is Your Immigration Status in Mexico?

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According to a recent immigration census taken by the National Institute of Geography and Statistics (INEGI), almost one million Americans are living in Mexico illegally. The United State’s State Department also reports that nearly a million Americans are living in Mexico without proper documents. The census also reveals an increase since 2015 of 37.8% Americans overstaying their tourist permits, stating there were 673, 866 Americans living illegally in Mexico in 2015, and estimating the current numbers are at least 934,698. The majority of Americans residing in Mexico are retired and simply come on a tourist permit of 180-days, decide to...

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Renovations in Mexico, Protect Your Real Estate Investment with a Legal Contract

If you plan on renovating or building a new home in Mexico, you need a legal contract between you and the contractor. As in any country, you would not hand over the money and trust someone with such a large investment. Entering into a legal contract with your contractor will protect you and your property from budget overruns, fraud, and litigation.   Living in Mexico you may notice that prices and quotes change, and mañana may not mean tomorrow, home construction can be one of the most stressful events in your life, you need to know you can rely on your...

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Foreigners Represented by a Power of Attorney in Mexico

There are many situations you may require a Power of Attorney, a legal document granting a legal representative the authority to act for another person or business. The POA may allow broad legal authority or provide limited authority to make legal decisions about a particular property or financial matter. By having a POA in Mexico, the client saves time and avoids travel expenses to sign the related documents. You may use a POA during any legal situation, incorporation or real estate transactions. One example would be purchasing real estate in Mexico; clients often bestow power of attorney to MEXLAW if they are...

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