Expat 101: moving to Mexico is best done with some preparation

Expat 101: moving to Mexico is best done with some preparation A 13-year expat recalls it was a bumpy ride to begin with By Janet Blaser Published on Saturday, November 16, 2019 When I moved to Mexico 13 years ago, I felt like I was well prepared. I’d done what I thought was a lot of research, talked to many people and immersed myself obsessively with expat groups online. Yet it was still a bumpy (though often amusing) ride until Read More …

STUDY: NEARLY ONE-MILLION UNDOCUMENTED AMERICANS LIVE IN MEXICO

January 21, 2019 •Vallarta Daily News Almost a million Americans live without the proper papers on the other side of the wall that President Donald Trump plans to complete with federal funds. The big difference is that some emigrants arrive with dollars and their credit card. That is why some are expelled from thousands and others are deported – at most – at the rate of almost three hundred per year. As of 2016, immigration declined to the United States Read More …

How To Obtain A Mexican Residency Visa Or ‘Green Card’

How To Obtain A Mexican Residency Visa Or ‘Green Card’ Posted on 11 December, 2017 by Vallarta Tribune There is a lot of confusion regarding the process to obtain a Visa so that you can apply for your ‘Green Card’, and rightfully so!   While not a difficult process, each embassy or consulate has its own interpretations of the requirements. First, it is not possible to obtain a Visa in Mexico, unless you are applying through a family member or spouse who is a Read More …

Moving To Mexico: The One Thing That Many People Wish They Had Done Differently.

Moving To Mexico: The One Thing That Many People Wish They Had Done Differently Posted on 30 August, 2017 by Paul Kurtzweil   We’ve received tons of emails from our readers, many of whom are fellow expats living in Mexico. The expats normally write me to share their personal experiences or ask for advice. Those emails have definitely accelerated my learning curve when it comes to Mexico and they have also been the inspiration for many of my articles. Here Read More …

Retiring in Mexico: Deciding Which Visa Option is Best For You.

Retiring in Mexico: Deciding Which Visa Option is Best For You Posted on 26 March, 2017 by Paul Kurtzweil   This post will only address visa options for retirees from the U.S. or Canada who do not plan to work in Mexico. If your goal is to work here, whether in your own business or for someone else, there will be additional requirements. • Retirees with Income from Outside of Mexico The majority of the expats that I know fall into this Read More …

Moving to Mexico: Why We Decided to Buy Instead of Rent.

Moving to Mexico: Why We Decided to Buy Instead of Rent Posted on 19 March, 2017 by Paul Kurtzweil       Readers of the blog often ask me why we chose to buy property in Mexico instead of simply renting a place. I considered writing an article about the pros and cons of doing both – but that topic has been beaten to death. If you Google it, you will receive over 27,000,000 responses – I know, I did it. Besides, an Read More …

WHAT’S NEXT?

Posted on 27 February, 2017 by Lois Ellison   Maybe this is the year you’ll take the plunge and buy a condo or home here in the Banderas Bay area. Whether you plan to live here fulltime or part-time you may be wondering what happens after you are handed the keys. Well, the first thing you should do is get yourself a briefcase or large pouch. You see, for the next few months, you will need to carry around reams of paper and Read More …

A warm welcome for Peña Nieto in Canada.

A warm welcome for Peña Nieto in Canada Prime minister confirms visa removal; president removes beef restrictions     Trudeau jogs this morning in Ottawa with Peña Nieto. CBC NEWS Mexico News Daily | Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Canada’s prime minister told a press conference yesterday that Mexicans will no longer be required to obtain a visa to visit Canada effective December 1. The announcement, not unexpected, came after a private meeting this morning between Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Read More …