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Common Questions about Mexican Immigration

We have gathered some of the most common questions we receive from foreigners regarding legal immigration to Mexico. Do I need to apply for a visa to travel to Mexico? Contact your local Mexican consulate to keep updated on travel requirements. The countries listed in this link do not require a visa. http://www.inm.gob.mx/gobmx/word/index.php/paises-no-requieren-visa-para-mexico/ How long can I remain in Mexico on a Visitor’s Permit (FMM) Forma Migratoria Múltiple? Visitors can stay in Mexico for 180 days; you should advise the immigration officer you would like to stay 180 days, as they may not automatically enter 180 days on your permit. Can I request...

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What is the Future of Mexico’s Drug Laws?

Deadly clashes between drug cartels have generated increased violence in Mexico. With targeted murders on the rise, some propose the legalization of drugs to help end the violence. Some are optimistic that the drug laws of Mexico will change. On April 11 the Supreme Court of Mexico granted a new Amparo in favor of personal use of recreational marijuana. The Amparo was added to the 2016 resolution which declared absolute prohibition of recreational use unconstitutional. The case stated that the prohibition of cannabis violates the human right to the free development of personality. This right to the development of personality...

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Save on Taxes and Increase Donations for Your NonProfit Through Incorporation

Do you have a passion that has grown into a not-for-profit organization? Your organization may flourish and save money by creating a Mexican corporation. It will benefit from income tax deductions and encourage both local and international financial donors by offering them a tax-deductible receipt. Not-for-profit organizations are defined as social groups who are not seeking or distributing profit, whose operations are separate from government-run programs. The classification of a nonprofit corporation is Asociación Civil (A.C.), defined as a group of individuals united for a definite time, to carry out a joint purpose that is not illegal or of primarily economic...

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Organ Donation, the Gift of Life in Mexico

We have discussed the subject of dying in Mexico and the importance of a Mexican will, but it is also important to deal with another difficult topic which many people do not discuss with their loved ones, that is becoming an organ donor. National Transplant Center reports that 20,420 people are waiting on an organ or tissue transplant in Mexico. A large percent of those patients are awaiting a kidney transplant. It is very difficult for families of patients in Mexico, often they are expected to find blood donors or organ donors themselves as there are not enough donors or proper...

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Some Basic Facts About Gun Control in Mexico

Do you know it is illegal to enter Mexico with a firearm without a permit from Secretariat of National Defense? Mexican customs agents do not issue gun permits; this permit must be processed before you attempt to cross the border with any type of firearm or ammunition. Anyone entering Mexico with a firearm or ammunition without a permit could face up to five years in prison. All arms must be registered with the Secretariat of National Defense https://www.gob.mx/sedena in accordance with the Federal Law on Firearms and Explosives. The Directorate of Commercialization of Arms and Munitions (Dirección de Comercialización...

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