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Visa and entry requirements: 2011 immigration update

The INM Application Form is the basic everything form for applying for any FM3 or FM2 matters. Working permits are not covered here. read more

Immigration Procedures: Visas, Birth, Weddings and Death, Index Page

Immigration and Legal Issues Visas, Marriage, Divorce, Children, Birth & Death Visas: Visa and Entry Requirements Driving across the border Law on Passport Applications for Min... read more

Seat belt, cell phone and speed limit laws are enforced in Oaxaca Alvin Starkman

Driving in Oaxaca, Mexico, became a little more difficult in September / October, 2009. That's when federal, state and municipal governments actually began enforcing the law, at least in the City of O... read more

Canada's Embassy and Consulates in Mexico

Points of Service in Mexico (see below) Embassy Mexico City (D.F.) - Embassy of Canada Consulates Monterrey (Nuevo León) - Consulate General of Canada Guadalajara (Jalisco) ... read more

Consumer protection in Oaxaca, Mexico: A case study Alvin Starkman

PROFECO has its limitations. However, it does provide an important and valuable alternate means of dispute resolution.

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Mexico's immigration visas and IMSS: current and historical rates - costs

2001 to 2009 (current) rates (in Pesos) for Mexico's: FMT (Tourist Visa), FM3 (temporary residental Visa), FM2 (Immigration Visa), Permission to Work, Inmigrado and IMSS (National Health Care programme)

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Getting Married In Mexico

The indispensable requirement is a fiance.

The legal requirements vary from state to state, so it would be wise to verify with the locale before you embark on your wedding plans. In most resort areas, there are no doubt wedding planners and concierge staff at major hotels who could take care of the paperwork so that everything could proceed smoothly.

In addition to directing you through the maze that's part of Mexico, you will have the much-needed benefit of having someone who speaks the language. That small investment could save time in traipsing back and forth to government offices and waiting around....when you could be better spending your time enjoying your vacation.

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Expats to Get a Vote and a Voice Mags Petela

Voters can cast a primary ballot in person on February 5. Here in Mexico, voting centers will be set up in Ajijic, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, and Mazatlan. Imagine yoursel... read more

Information For Canadians In Mexico

Canadians considering visiting, living part-time or relocating to Mexico are well advised to access the wealth of information provided "on-line" by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International T... read more

Know The Law In Mexico - 2007 Immigration Update Adriana Perez Flores

Immigration's prices are normally due for increase every January. Although they failed to increase the rates for services in 2005 and 2006, we are not so fortunate this year. These are the taxes that ... read more

Know The Law In Mexico - Immigration And Inmigrado Adriana Perez Flores

It would seem we owe a big thank you to all the readers of this article. I think the greatest compliment to us is when we have members of the community asking us to write on a specific topic. Some of t... read more

Know The Law In Mexico - Personal Safety Adriana Perez Flores

Normally we come to you monthly to advise readers of different aspects of the law that affect our daily lives - immigration, real estate, labor, wills, contracts, etc. This month it isn't so much the l... read more

IMSS: Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Mexico's government health servces Adriana Perez Flores

  2012 Update The main objective of Social Security is to guarantee the right to good health, medical assistance, the protection of the means of subsistence and the necessary social services for the... read more

Know the Law in Mexico - Resource Page Ana María Flores Sánchez

2007 Immigration Update Changes in Immigration and IMSS Requirements - June, 2006 Immigration and Inmigrado Immigration Changes at Border Crossings an... read more

What can I take into Mexico?

You are entitled to bring/take/send the following items, depending upon your immigration status. 1.  (Tourist) Under the FMT you can bring in: -Articles for your personal use, such as clothing, foo... read more

Myths about overseas voting

Myth #1: "Americans don't vote again until 2008." WRONG. Americans go to the polls on November 7, 2006 to elect all 435 members of the House of Representatives, 33 Senators and 36 Governors. For ... read more

Mexico real estate: where there's a will there's a way Raoul Rodriguez-Walters

What's the Plan Man? We all have a "Plan" that distributes the property we own when we pass away. The difference is that some of us are familiar with our plan, others are not. Those with foresight hav... read more

Tying The Knot -- Mexican Style Judy King

Mexico's ornate old churches are beautiful and romantic settings for weddings. Saturdays there always seem to be three brides at the charming little church across... read more

Getting here - paperwork for people, animals, cars and things Karen Blue

FM-T Tourist The basic entrance immigration status for tourists is the FM-T. It is valid for a maximum of 180 days and is issued at your point of entry into Mexico-either at a border crossing or an ai... read more

Know The Law In Mexico - Wills In Mexico Adriana Perez Flores

This is a topic that some people do not like to face, as it makes them think about their own mortality. Unfortunately, if we want to take care of our loved ones or a favorite charity, we must face this... read more

Know The Law In Mexico - Changes In Immigration And IMSS Requirements Adriana Perez Flores

When Immigration or IMSS decide to make changes to rules and or requirements, these are usually very minor, such as income amounts, and the cost of the actual documents. However, over the past two mont... read more

Know The Law In Mexico - Immigration Documents Adriana Perez Flores

In the past several years the basic requirements for immigration to Mexico have not changed, but the explanations of these requirements are somewhat unclear. We see this confusion everyday, so we are g... read more

Know The Law In Mexico - Immigration Changes At Border Crossings And Airports Adriana Perez Flores

When exiting and entering Mexico, foreigners are supposed to show their immigration documents with the officials either at the border, or at the airport into or out of which you fly. This has always be... read more

Us Consular Services In Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Emergency Services Non Emergency Services United States Consular Office - Guadalajara Address: 175 Progreso Guadalajara, 44100 Jalisco, Mexico Web Site: http://www... read more

The Insider's Guide: Mexico's Lake Chapala and Ajijic Reviewed by Allan Cogan

I'm filled with admiration and respect for The Insider's Guide. Its 368 pages are so complete and comprehensive and so well thought out and so well organized. Teresa Kendrick and her colleagues have done a wonderful job of providing and packaging a full authoritative range of information, not only for long and short-term residents of the Lake Chapala area but also for those many people who seem to be contemplating coming here either to live as permanent retiree-residents or as snowbirds. read more
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