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The Loss of a Mexican Temporary or Permanent Residence Card

What do you do if your resident card is lost, stolen or destroyed? If you lose your temporary or permanent resident card in Mexico, you will need to go to the Immigration office to apply for a replacement card. Provided your card is still valid you may replace it by providing your passport, identification and travel documents that prove you have a condition to stay in Mexico. Also provide the original receipt of your payment to IMN, complete application, photos 2.5 x 3 cm, two face frontal view, and one of the right side of the face, white background with forehead and...

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Legalizing Documents For Legal Procedures in Mexico

Mexican authorities require foreign issued documents be verified before they are accepted as legal documents in Mexico. If you intend to do business, apply for an immigration visa or get married in Mexico you may need to have your personal documents apostilled in your home country. Typically, official documents are only valid within the country that issued them, except for the passport which is recognized in every country. Since other countries have no way to verify if your foreign documents are legitimate, you will need to have them legalized. What is an Apostille? The Apostille Convention is an international treaty which numerous countries...

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10 Reasons Mexican Property Owners Need a Will

Without a Will prepared in Mexico, you are allowing the Mexican government to handle and disburse your estate. Foreigners living in Mexico are well advised to have a Mexican Will as there are no survivor rights in Mexico and property held in trust may not be enough protection for you and your family.   10 Reasons you should contact MEXLAW to have a Will prepared; A foreign Will will require a professional translation and verification, and this may be an expensive process for your heirs. American documents need to be apostilled, and notarized in the U.S., and translated into Spanish by a...

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Canadians in Mexico with Dual Citizenship Need to Keep Their Canadian Passports Updated

Many Canadians living in another country, such as Mexico have allowed their Canadian passport to lapse, but with the new regulations in place, Canadians will be required to renew and keep their Canadian passports up to date if they plan on traveling by air to Canada. Canadian Citizens traveling with an expired passport or with dual citizenship in another country will be required to carry a valid Canadian passport as of November 10, 2016, in order to travel through or return to Canada. The Government of Canada’s electronic system will verify each passenger by scanning the appropriate travel document before boarding...

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Americans Wanting to Leave the US in the Wake of Trump win Should Consider Mexico

According to a Morning Consult/Vox poll conducted on March, 1 in 4 Americans has threatened to leave the USA if Trump won the election.  Americans say they plan to relocate to Canada, in fact, the interest in immigration to Canada was so great it caused the Canadian Immigration website to crash on election night. An American entrepreneur has gone as far as creating a dating website called Maple Match, which brings Americans and Canadians together in hopes of finding love and relocating to Canada through marriage. The fact is, it is not easy to immigrate to Canada unless you are a...

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Tourists Should Be Aware Of These Basic Laws Before Visiting Mexico

  What better way to spend your vacation than on a Caribbean beach in Mexico. Vacationing in Mexico portrays an illusion that traditional laws and rules do not apply, Mexico is regarded as a vacation destination where you can let loose, with no boundaries and no consequences, think spring break in Cancun. However, you should be aware that the local Mexico laws apply to you as a visitor as they do to all Mexican citizens, and it is your responsibility to respect them. If you commit a serious felony, your country or consulate cannot interfere in the Mexican legal or judicial...

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Simple Check List for Condominium Buyers in Mexico From the Real Estate experts at MEXLAW

  Condo life is not for everyone; it has some disadvantages, but it can also be a perfect way to vacation, invest or live in Mexico. Condominiums offer a low maintenance lifestyle with plenty of perks. Before you decide on a condo, do your research, review our checklist to see if your potential investment qualifies to be your new home. There are many important legal matters to deal with during a real estate purchase, which you will discuss with your attorney, but these simple points should be considered before you choose your condo. Review The Condominium Regime. This important document is...

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10 Reasons Foreigners Should Consider Forming a Mexican Corporation

  Foreign individuals looking to invest and do business in Mexico will do so through the incorporation of a Mexican company. If you are ready to relocate to Mexico but not quite ready to retire, read on to learn 10 reasons why creating a Mexican Corporation may be the right choice for your investment.   A Mexican Corporation has legal rights as if it was Mexican entity to acquire property anywhere in Mexico, including real estate within the restricted zone 100 km of the border or 50 km from the coast. No need for a bank trust, Fideicomiso. A Mexican corporation...

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MEXLAW Escrow Service Protects Your Real Estate Investment in Mexico

  Escrow is a legal process designed to protect the interests of both the buyer and the seller, acting as an impartial third party ensuring security for both sides. That third party should be a trustworthy law firm authorized to handle escrow accounts in Mexico. Real Estate Escrow The seller has assurance the buyer is committed to the purchase by placing money in trust as a deposit. The buyer is protected by ensuring the money is held in trust until the seller provides clear title, and all other stipulations that were included in the contract are complete. The traditional escrow accounts which we are...

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Citizenship by Naturalization for Foreigners Choosing to Live in Mexico

  In the past people vacationed in Mexico, or stayed only for the winter, but the retirement population has changed in recent years. Many visitors realize a lower cost of living, safe communities, and a better quality of life and decide to live in Mexico permanently with no desire of keeping a residence in their country of origin. Pensioners find it more affordable to live, invest and retire in Mexico, leaving the question, why go back to the US or Canada? If you have come to this realization, we can help you make living in Mexico full time a reality, contact...

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