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Mexlaw as a speaker

  Thank you Pelican Free Press and Colonos Association at Puerto Aventuras for hosting Mexlaw as a speaker, on the first informative talk about Migration Procedures, on the Puerto Aventuras Speaking Series. P.A.S.S. Puerto Aventuras Speaker Series Puerto Aventuras colonos attended a presentation about Mexico’s new visa programs and process and whether it  should be considered a Temporary or permanent resident Visa “Residente temporal” – “Residente permanente” or work visa.    ...

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Obtaining Temporary Residency in Mexico

In a two part series, Mexlaw walks us through the process of gaining legal resident status When you enter Mexico as a tourist, immigration issues you tourist visa, known as an FMM that entitles you to remain in the country for a maximum of 180 days. To extend your stay, legally, you have to exit the country and re-enter for a new FMM. If you wish to stay in Mexico for longer than 180 days, or you plan to live in Mexico, you will need to apply for a Temporary Residency Visa. The Temporary Residency Visa can be issued for one year,...

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Car Insurance in Mexico

Mexican Law stipulates that only Mexican licensed insurance companies can provide the type of auto insurance coverage that is recognized and accepted by Mexico’s legal system. Be aware you will need to purchase automobile insurance in Mexico, although you may think you have comprehensive car insurance from Canada or the US, you may find that is not enough if there is an accident. Canadian or American insurance holds no legal jurisdiction in Mexico. This means that you are required to buy separate insurance for your car while you are driving in Mexico. If you are uninsured and become involved in...

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IMMIGRATION LAW IN MEXICO

  Mexico has a complete legal policy on immigration, which is primarily regulated by the Migration Act and the General Population Act, among other laws, affecting both Mexicans and foreigners. In this newsletter, we will focus on explaining the different methods by which foreigners wishing to visit, either for tourism, business, retirement, work, study, or for those seeking permanent residency in Mexico or Mexican citizenship Firstly, we look into the classifications of a foreigner in Mexico: a. Non-immigrant: this is a person who, with the permission from the Ministry of the Interior, enters a country temporarily either as a: (i) tourist; (ii) trans-migrant; (iii)...

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PREPARING A WILL IN MEXICO

A recent tragic incident has emphasized the importance of having a Will. One of our clients died suddenly of a heart attack and had no Will made in Mexico. His Mexican family claimed that he died intestate, therefore his children born here and his second wife were entitled to his estate. His Canadian family, relying on a previous, older Will, claimed to be his only legal heirs. This dispute will definitely cost thousands of dollars and last several years before it is resolved. It could have been avoided. Assuming you have a Will prepared in Canada or the U.S., should you...

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