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The First Steps of Moving to Mexico, Visa Process Step by Step.

You have decided to relocate to Mexico; do you know how long you want to stay? If you have already fallen in love with Mexico and know you want to stay indefinitely and you have a sufficient monthly income or substantial assets you may want to apply for Visa de Residente Permanente – Permanent Resident Visa. A Permanent Residency never expires, and you may enter and exit Mexico as you please. If you are still checking it out, but want to remain in Mexico more than 180 days you should apply for Visa de Residente Temporal – Temporary Resident Visa. This...

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Helping Homeowners Preserve the Architectural Heritage in Merida

The city of Merida implemented an incentive program to promote conservation of the buildings within the historic center. According to the government website the project consists of 3,906 properties with an area of ​​8,795 km² known as the Centro Histórico. The Facade Rescue Program began with a goal to recover and conserve heritage buildings, return them to their original image, improve urban architecture quality in the area, promote the historical value and encourage owner participation. The municipality takes care of the necessary permits, provides skilled labor and supervision, and the owner of the home is responsible for the materials and...

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Achieving Your New Year’s Resolution by Relocating to Mexico

People often dream about moving to a foreign country but do not always make it happen; it is our opinion that some of the most common New Year's resolutions could be achieved by relocating to Mexico. We took a look at 10 of the most common New Year's resolutions for 2019, and the best way to keep these resolutions. Save money and spend less It is a well-known fact that Mexico offers a less expensive, better quality of life than the rest of North America. You will spend far less money on housing, condo fees, property tax, food, and transportation....

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Do I Qualify for Social Security If I Retire in Mexico?

As the number of U.S. citizens applying for residency in Mexico continues to increase substantially, one of the concerns we hear is regarding social security, disability and survivor benefits originating from the U.S. Considering that a monthly social security payment will provide a higher quality of life in Mexico compared to the US, the fear of losing this benefit is understandable. If I retire in Mexico will I lose my social security?No, U.S. citizens can collect social security in Mexico. There are a few countries the U.S. will not send benefits to and your payments are withheld until you return...

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The Basics of Condo Insurance for Expats Investing in Mexican Real Estate

Whether you are buying property in Mexico as a home or an investment, you have already discovered the high investment potential of Mexican real estate and will want to protect it. Some expats have put every cent they have into their new dream home and are looking forward to retiring in the warm weather. There are also expats who think of it as a business, buying one or more vacation rentals that create revenue while they are back home. As a property owner anywhere you need to purchase homeowners insurance to protect your investment, Mexico is no different. One difficulty expats experience...

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Survey Says…Mérida is the Best Place to Live!

Looking for the safest place in Mexico with an excellent quality of life at an affordable price that you can call home? You will find it in Mérida. Mérida continues to be nominated as one of the best places to live out of 305 cities, leading the index created by the United Nations Organization of cities with a better quality of life. Mérida attracts significant investments both domestically and foreign, and many foreigners seeking a new lifestyle and early retirement are drawn to Mérida. This colonial city is chock-full of culture, museums, and history, but it also offers a low...

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Points to Consider When Purchasing Land in Mexico

Obtain an Active Cadastral (Property Survey) Ensure the measurements of the property match the those of the cadastral and confirm the property the seller is selling is the same as the legal deed. Infrastructure and Utilities Is the infrastructure in place for new construction? Are utilities and water available? Are there extra fees involved for connecting to water and sewer? Is there internet and tv services available in the area? These services may or may not be relevant to you. Zoning and Permits Research the zoning of the property. Depending on what you plan to build on the property you need to be...

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One Million Dollar Wrongful Death Case Settled in Mexico

MexLaw recently settled a wrongful death claim out of court for one million USD; this is one of Mexico's largest out of court settlements in history. The case was settled to the mutual satisfaction of all parties within nine months. When tragedy touches your life, you need a litigation law team that can obtain the fair restitution you deserve. Trials can drag on for years, they are costly and emotionally draining and delay the healing time of the victims. This tragedy took place in Mexico, making it extraordinarily unusual that the settlement was this substantial since in most cases the...

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Time Restraints and Mexican Immigration

These are some of the most common questions we receive regarding immigration and time restraints in Mexico. When I arrive in Mexico as a tourist how long can I stay? As a tourist, you will enter Mexico on a Visitors Permit (FMM) this permit will typically grant you a maximum 180 days which cannot be renewed in Mexico, you must leave the country before it expires. If by chance you overstay your permit, you will be required to report to INM immigration at the airport and pay a fine before you leave. How long do I need to stay out of the...

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Economic and Investment Certainty

Published: Real Estate Market.com.mx Monday, 01 October 2018 Written by: Ricardo Vázquez At the beginning of the last quarter of the year 2018, in economic and financial matters, it stands out that the main factors of uncertainty have been defused and left behind. The first of these was the federal election, where the broad triumph of Andrés Manuel López Obrador did not generate any post-election conflict, and we are observing a smooth transition so far. The second element is the signing of a new version of the old North American Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico, formerly NAFTA,  now the United...

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