Jim Lewis of Santa Monica is a pioneer in insurance services for tourists to Mexico. His concern for consumer affairs was fueled by a 1980 internship with Ralph Nader, and this experience led to a reva...
All you need to know to get ready and to drive in Mexico. Including personal experiences, routes and suggestions.
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...
In Canada and the United States, it is fairly straightforward to downsize our employee base during a downturn in the economy. Employees have unemployment insurance to cushion the change. But in Mexico, the law protects the worker.
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)
Canadian and US citizens do not require a visa to visit Mexico for up to 180 days.
The Mexican tourist card can be issued by any consulate of Mexico, the Mexican tourism offices, some travel agencies,...
All too many Mexican hospitals have complained that they have treated foreigners who later skipped on paying their bills.
If you run into legal trouble in Mexico, the U.S. and Canadian consulates m...
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...
La Chambre a éte fondé en 1995 par des Mexicains étudiant au Canada. A ce jour, nous avons plus de 100 membres évoluant dans diverses industries. La Chambre a pour mission princi...
New foreign investment regulations establish conditions under which --with strict adherence to the law-- foreign investors may legally participate as major stockholders with new investments in sections...
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...
The two cultures - Mexican and U.S. - come together in a thoughtful way in this interesting novel, which is set in both countries. The story concerns a group of Mexican illegal immigrants who travel north in May each year to work in the cherry orchards in northern Michigan. They are from the village of La Purísima in Michoacán. It's a community inhabited solely by elderly people and women and children during the picking season when all the men head north on what has become their annual rite of passage. It's perhaps more than that.
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...
There was a question in MTMG #1 about whether it is possible to get an FM3 visa before arriving in Mexico. I picked up a standard hand-outfrom the Consulate-Generalof Mexicoin Vancouver recently. It is dated March 1994 and the following information is extracted from it.The FM-3 may be secured at any Mexican Consulate upon the presentation of all of the following:
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...
The Work Relationship