The INM Application Form is the basic everything form for applying for any FM3 or FM2 matters. Working permits are not covered here.
Immigration and Legal Issues
Visas, Marriage, Divorce, Children, Birth & Death
Visa and Entry Requirements
Driving across the border
Law on Passport Applications for Min...
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...
Points of Service in Mexico
Mexico City (D.F.) - Embassy of Canada
Monterrey (Nuevo León) - Consulate General of Canada
Guadalajara (Jalisco) ...
PROFECO has its limitations. However, it does provide an important and valuable alternate means of dispute resolution.
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)
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.
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.
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
2007 Immigration Update
Changes in Immigration and IMSS Requirements - June, 2006
Immigration and Inmigrado
Immigration Changes at Border Crossings an...
You are entitled to bring/take/send the following items, depending upon your immigration status.
Under the FMT you can bring in:
-Articles for your personal use, such as clothing, foo...
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 ...
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...
Mexico's ornate old
churches are beautiful
settings for weddings.
Saturdays there always seem to be three brides at the charming little church across...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Non Emergency Services
United States Consular Office - Guadalajara
44100 Jalisco, Mexico
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.