WHY YOU SHOULD MOVE TO MEXICO IN 2017

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By: Christian Reeves| escapeartist.com

Mexico is already the most popular country for American and Canadian expats. Estimates put the number of expats in Mexico at well over 1 million and increasing every year. Since Trump took office, the peso has been crushed and Mexico is now very cheap for us gringos. Here’s why you should move to Mexico in 2017.

I expect the number of applications from the U.S. and Canada for residency in Mexico to significantly increase in the next two or three years… during the Trump years. Not because of the hype and hyperbole around those who want to get out of the U.S., but rather value seekers moving to a low cost country.

When I began exploring Mexico in 2000, one U.S. dollar was around ten pesos. It sat there until 2008 when it went to around 12 pesos to the dollar. As of this writing, a dollar is worth 22 pesos. This makes life very cheap in Mexico for U.S. expats and gives you a quality of life you could never afford in the States. The threat of Trump has crushed the peso. Mexico’s loss is your gain and why you should move to Mexico in 2017.

Lower costs and a higher quality of life for those moving to Mexico are especially attractive in the middle and southern regions of the country. Focus on cities Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico City and Guadalajara. The further north you go, the more good are imported from the United States, pushing up prices.

A strong dollar has the opposite effect on countries who use the dollar or peg their currency to the USD. While costs are falling throughout Latin America for Americans (and Canadians to a lesser extent) expats, residents of Panama, Ecuador and El Salvador are paying in U.S. dollars and see no benefit. Likewise, much of the Caribbean is pegged to the dollar and having a tough time.

Note that I’m not necessarily advocating you move to Mexico for the long term, or buy a home there. If you pay cash, real estate in Mexico is cheap. If you need a mortgage to afford property in Mexico, don’t do it. The weak peso is pushing up interest rates and might cause real problems in the next year or two.

I’m focused on the short term benefits of moving to Mexico during the Trump years.

Let’s look at the business reasons for moving to Mexico in 2017. Then I’ll talk about the quality of life benefits.

My two top picks as the best cities for expats are Guanajuato, Mexico and Panama City, Panama. Guanajuato being the best for retirees and those with portable businesses and Panama being the best for traditional businesses with employees. For more on this, see The World’s Best City for Expats. More on Guanajuato later.

The reason for choosing Panama for business is simple – taxation. If you operate a business with employees in Mexico, you will pay tax to Mexico on your worldwide income. Also, if you are a tax resident of Mexico, you’ll pay Mexican tax on your worldwide income. For more, take a read through Taxation of Expats in Mexico.

But there are legal ways to manage your worldwide tax exposure. For example, operating through an offshore corporation in Panama while living in Mexico, running an online business with no employees in Mexico, or being a perpetual traveler (good for Americans, not so much for Canadians).

Pro Tip for Americans: You always need to have legal residency somewhere, be it in Mexico where you spend your time or Panama where you have your corporation and banking. Foreign residency will help you qualify for the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. If not in Mexico, then consider Panama residency through investment.

All of this means that you can move to Mexico, increase your quality of life, and lower your costs by 50% to 70% compared to the United States. I don’t know how long this currency arbitrage will last, but I do know that moving to Mexico for the next few years is a great opportunity for those earning  in dollars.

Of course, moving to Mexico is not all about saving money. Finding a great value and improving your quality of life in the process are both important. Here are the other reasons to move to Mexico in 2017.

Mexico is close the to the United States, allowing you easy access for meetings and family visits. I live in San Diego, which is a 30 drive from the border and 1 hour from Rosarito. I can fly to most major cities in Mexico in a few hours. If you live on the East Coast of the U.S., Mexico City and Guadalajara are even closer.

And there are some good business opportunities and resources for expats in Mexico. For example, a number of outsourcing firms have set up in Tijuana and other border towns. They call this nearshoring (rather than offshoring) because of the efficiencies realized when dealing with someone nearby. Executives often schedule meetings in the United States and can be in California in about an hour considering the border wait time.

Now for a little on the quality of life benefits of moving to Mexico in 2017.

Being from southern California, I know beautiful beaches. I can tell you from experience that the northern baja areas of Mexico, from Rosarito down, are beautiful. Parts of Rosarito remind me of La Jolla (an amazing city in San Diego), but at a fraction of the price. A small home in La Jolla will cost well over $2 million, where the same in Rosarito might be for rent at $1,500 a month. You can find beachfront or beach adjacent for as little as $500 a month.

And Mexico has some great historic cities. My favorite is the state of Guanajuato, which is a 5 hour drive north of Mexico City, so mas or menos in the center of the country. I suggest you start exploring this region in the capital of Leon, which has 1.5 million residents and great weather. Leon was founded in 1530 and has architecture dating back to the 13th century.

If Leon is to hip and modern, drive an hour to the towns of Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende. Both are oozing with history and paved in cobblestone. Because there’s no airport, they haven’t had the rush of tourists like Leon and remain true expat paradises.

I’ll close by mentioning that healthcare is quite good in medium to large cities in Mexico. If you’re a retired expat looking to cut healthcare costs, look to southern cities in Mexico where private hospitals are cheap and often staff U.S. trained doctors.

Which is another reason I suggest the Guanajuato region of Mexico. You can live in a historic town such as San Miguel de Allende and be about one hour from good medical care in Leon.

The best two private hospitals in Leon are Hospital Angeles (my personal choice) and the Hospital Aranda de La Parra. Both have a full staff with the with good doctors and modern equipment.

I hope you’ve found this article on why you should move to Mexico in 2017 to be helpful.

source:https://amarfriendsfoundation.wordpress.com/2017/01/20/why-you-should-move-to-mexico-in-2017/

Thanks for reading,

Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina

 

 

Where I Get My Laundry Done in Mahahual

If you need your clothes cleaned, or some laundry done on while you are in Mahahual, I got the place for you.  It is the Lavanderia Mahahual right behind Crazy Lobster, directly off the malecon.

My new laundry place, right off the malecon.

My new laundry place, right off the malecon.

I have been taking my clothes to get washed there since last summer, and they always do a good job.  I have been getting my clothes done in Mahahual for a long time, but these girls are the best I have found so far.

When I first got to Mahahual, I used to use several other places to get my clothes done, and it was always an adventure.  Sometimes I would get extra clothes and socks with my clothes when I got them washed.  One time I got an extra pair of shorts back from another laundry I used, and as I was riding my bike down the malecon, someone called me and told me I was wearing their shorts.  True story, they got mixed up at the laundry, and I just happened to put them on because all my other clothes were dirty.

So far,  I have not had any problems since I have been using Lavanderia Mahahual.  I have also not gotten any clothes back with rust stains, like I did sometimes in the past. They do a very good job with my laundry, and it always comes back smelling nice.

This is how I get my laundry here  not my name, just "Gringo"

This is how I get my laundry here not my name, just “Gringo”

The prices are very good there also, 20 pesos a kilo, or 30 pesos a kilo, if you need a rush job.  They are open seven days a week, from 7am to around 8 or 9pm.  They are also very friendly and helpful, and they have a brisk business.  You just drop it off, and pick up the next day.

They have been cleaning all my Gamecocks clothes and attire, and I have no complaints at all.  I just ride up on my bike, drop my clothes off, and pick them up the next day, folded, and smelling good.  So go by check them out, tell them the Gringo sent you.

Thanks for reading,

Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina

How to meet locals in Mexico and make new friends.

How to meet locals when

travelling in Mexico.

Do you have thoughts of coming to Mexico and a beautiful latino/latina will sweep you off your feet and take you out for a drink or something to eat? Or be out partying with locals all night? But when you actually travel, the only locals you talk to are the people in the hotels and restaurants?? Well we’re going to change that!

Believe it or not, speaking English is your biggest asset. If you speak some Spanish you may find it easier to start a conversation, but so many people in Mexico are learning English and want to practice with you.

It is actually quiet easy to meet locals. The old fashion way in talking to people, or with the way the world works these days, use the internet!

The old fashion way

Remember as a foreigner in Mexico, you’re different. And you’re interesting. People actually want to meet and chat with you.

Talk, talk, talk.  Say Hello or Hola to everybody. Even just a Hello or Hola in a shop, cafe or bar can be the beginning of a new friendship or being invited out with their friends and meeting new people.

Asking people on the street some questions is a great way to start a conversation. Ask people for directions. Where is a great place to eat? Good coffee? A good bar? They’re great ways to initiate a conversation.

Maybe you’re a bit shy to talk if you don’t speak Spanish, but the reality is, most of the younger generation know a little, if not a lot of English. They will speak to you in all the English they know to continue the conversation. You just need to begin with a simple Hola or question.

Get out there, put a smile on your face and see how you go. You’ll be surprised.

Or just have a couple of beers first and head out to a bar. Alcohol always gets everybody chatting 🙂

 

Using the internet to make new friends

You have a world of friends at your fingertips. On your phone, or computer, you just don’t know them yet.

When meeting anybody from the internet for the first time, be careful. There’s lots of beautiful people in this world, but unfortunately, a few bad ones. Always meet people in a public place.

MeetupMeetup is an app to meet up with groups of people who plan activities. I’ve been to a couple meet ups in Mexico city and met lots of great people. It may be a language exchange, dancing, dinner, chess, book club, hiking. There is something for everybody. This app is more popular in bigger cities.

CouchsurfingCouchsurfing is the worldwide travelling community. They often have events planned on any given day. Or search locals in the area who want to go out for a coffee or beer. Be sure that the people you meet have lots of references so you know they a genuine.

HellotalkHellotalk is a community for learning languages. Search for people learning english close by and get chatting. Then you can organise to catch up for a coffee.

Facebook – Search Facebook groups and events in the area that you are. There are often groups meeting up. I joined a group that meets up every Saturday to practice languages and have been going most Saturdays for a year now and have made some friendships for life.

Tinder – Download the worlds number one dating app. Tinder is a great tool for meeting new people even for friendships. State that you are just looking for friendship first up if thats all you are looking for.

Good luck meting your new Mexican friends. It’s going to be a lot of fun!

Happy Travels!!

source:http://www.mexicotrippa.com/meeting-locals/

Thanks for reading,

Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina

Trump’s Wall ‘Would End Any Chance of Recovery for Endangered Jaguars’

President Trump announced Thursday that his administration will pursue a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a project that would perpetuate human suffering, harm border communities and halt the cross-border movement of jaguars, ocelots, wolves and other wildlife.

Among animals, the wall would be particularly harmful to highly endangered jaguars. Two jaguars have been photographed north of the border in recent years, but the U.S. population will never reestablish if migration from the small population in northern Mexico is blocked.

The wall would be particularly harmful to highly endangered jaguars.Conservation CATalyst / Center for Biological Diversity

“Donald Trump continues to cling to his paranoid fantasy of walling off the U.S.-Mexico border, regardless of the harm it would do to border communities and wildlife,” said Kierán Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity. “We already know that walls don’t stop people from crossing the border, but Trump’s plan would end any chance of recovery for endangered jaguars, ocelots and wolves in the border region.”

Billions of dollars have already been spent to construct and maintain hundreds of miles of existing border wall with little to no environmental oversight, resulting in major problems with erosion and flooding in border communities and the blockage of normal wildlife movement across the border. Yet Border Patrol and Homeland Security officials have repeatedly testified that the border wall is nothing more than a “speed bump” that does not stop people from crossing, and just this week an outgoing Homeland Security official called Trump’s push for a wall “preposterous” and “an incredible waste of taxpayer money.”

“Like many of Trump’s ideas, this one has nothing to do with reality,” Suckling said. “By any measure the U.S.-Mexico border is more secure now than it’s ever been. There is no reason to sacrifice the health of border communities and wildlife for such political grandstanding.”

Migration corridors are crucial for the recovery and survival of wildlife along the border, especially those with small populations, including wolves, ocelots and jaguars.

“The border region is home to a rich diversity of living beings,” Suckling said. “It’s a place where north and south meet and overlap—the only place in the world where jaguars and black bears live side by side. It’s this diversity that makes us strong, not some wasteful, immoral wall.”

The wall is widely opposed, especially among communities in the Southwest.

“We will not stand by while Trump creates a Berlin Wall on America’s border,” Suckling said. “We’ll fight this Stone Age proposal in every way we can—and if necessary put our bodies in front of the bulldozers.”

source:http://www.ecowatch.com/trump-mexico-wall-jaguars-2216942406.html?xrs=RebelMouse_fb&ts=1485532531

Thanks for reading,

Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina

More Mexicans Leaving Than Coming to the U.S.

I have been telling people this for years.  I know 15-20 Mexicans who have left the USA, and returned to Mexico.  We have a lot of Mexicans here, who used to live in the USA, but now because of tourism, they live here.  More and more Mexicans are returning to Mexico after living in the USA.  Several have told me the reason they left the USA was because of racism, and the current conditions in the USA.

So as you can read from these statistics, by the time the wall is built, there will not be that many Mexicans going to the USA in the future.

Net Loss of 140,000 from 2009 to 2014; Family Reunification Top Reason for Return

Net Migration to the U.S. From Mexico Below Zero After the Great RecessionMore Mexican immigrants have returned to Mexico from the U.S. than have migrated here since the end of the Great Recession, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of newly available government data from both countries. The same data sources also show the overall flow of Mexican immigrants between the two countries is at its smallest since the 1990s, mostly due to a drop in the number of Mexican immigrants coming to the U.S.

From 2009 to 2014, 1 million Mexicans and their families (including U.S.-born children) left the U.S. for Mexico,according to data from the 2014 Mexican National Survey of Demographic Dynamics (ENADID). U.S. census data for the same period show an estimated 870,000 Mexican nationals left Mexico to come to the U.S., a smaller number than the flow of families from the U.S. to Mexico.

Measuring migration flows between Mexico and the U.S. is challenging because there are no official counts of how many Mexican immigrants enter and leave the U.S. each year. This report uses the best available government data from both countries to estimate the size of these flows. The Mexican data sources — a national household survey, and two national censuses — asked comparable questions about household members’ migration to and from Mexico over the five years previous to each survey or census date. In addition, estimates of Mexican migration to the U.S. come from U.S. Census Bureau data, adjusted for undercount, on the number of Mexican immigrants who live in the U.S. (See text box below for more details.)

Calculating the Flow from the U.S. to Mexico

To calculate estimates of how many people left the U.S. for Mexico, this report uses data from the 2014 Mexican National Survey of Demographic Dynamics, or ENADID and the 2010 and 2000 Mexican decennial censuses. Each asked all respondents where they had been living five years prior to the date when the survey or census was taken. The answers to this question provide an estimated count of the number of people who moved from the U.S. to Mexico during the five years prior to the survey date. A separate question targets more recent emigrants—people who left Mexico. It asks whether anyone from the household had left for another country during the previous five years; if so, additional questions are asked about whether and when that person or people came back and their reasons for returning to Mexico.

To calculate estimates of how many Mexicans left Mexico for the U.S., this report also uses U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (2005-2013) and the Current Population Survey (2000-2014), both adjusted for undercount, which ask immigrants living the U.S. their country of birth and the year of their arrival in the U.S.

Mexico is the largest birth country among the U.S. foreign-born population – 28% of all U.S. immigrants came from there in 2013. Mexico also is the largest source of U.S. unauthorized immigrants (Passel and Cohn, 2014).

The decline in the flow of Mexican immigrants to the U.S. is due to several reasons (Passel et al, 2012). The slow recovery of the U.S. economy after the Great Recession may have made the U.S. less attractive to potential Mexican migrants and may have pushed out some Mexican immigrants as the U.S. job market deteriorated.

In addition, stricter enforcement of U.S. immigration laws, particularly at the U.S.-Mexico border (Rosenblum and Meissner, 2014), may have contributed to the reduction of Mexican immigrants coming to the U.S. in recent years. According to one indicator, U.S. border apprehensions of Mexicans have fallen sharply, to just 230,000 in fiscal year 2014 – a level not seen since 1971 (Krogstad and Passel, 2014). At the same time, increased enforcement in the U.S. has led to an increase in the number of Mexican immigrants who have been deported from the U.S. since 2005 (U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2014).

A majority of the 1 million who left the U.S. for Mexico between 2009 and 2014 left of their own accord, according to the Mexican government’s ENADID survey data. The Mexican survey also showed that six in ten (61%) return migrants – those who reported they had been living in the U.S. five years earlier but as of 2014 were back in Mexico – cited family reunification as the main reason for their return. By comparison, 14% of Mexico’s return migrants said the reason for their return was deportation from the U.S.

Mexican Immigrant Population in the U.S. in DeclineMexican immigrants have been at the center of one of the largest mass migrations in modern history. Between 1965 and 2015 more than 16 million Mexican immigrants migrated to the United States – more than from any other country (Pew Research Center, 2015). In 1970, fewer than 1 million Mexican immigrants lived in the U.S. By 2000, that number had grown to 9.4 million, and by 2007 it reached a peak at 12.8 million. Since then, the Mexican-born population has declined, falling to 11.7 million in 2014, as the number of new arrivals to the U.S. from Mexico declined significantly (Passel et al., 2012); meanwhile the reverse flow to Mexico from the U.S. is now higher.

The decline in the number of Mexican immigrants residing in the U.S. has been mostly due to a drop of more than 1 million unauthorized immigrants from Mexico from a peak of 6.9 million in 2007 to an estimated 5.6 million in 2014 (Passel and Cohn, 2014).

The View From Mexico

In Recent Years, Fewer Mexicans Have Friends or Family in the U.S.The drop in the number of Mexicans living in the U.S. also is reflected in the share of adults in Mexico who report having family or friends living in the U.S.  with whom they keep in touch. In 2007, 42% of Mexican adults said they kept in contact with acquaintances living in the U.S., while today, 35% say so, according to newly released results from the Pew Research Center’s 2015 survey in Mexico.1

The views Mexicans have of life north of the border are changing too. While almost half (48%) of adults in Mexico believe life is better in the U.S., a growing share says it is neither better nor worse than life in Mexico. Today, a third (33%) of adults in Mexico say those who move to the U.S. lead a life that is equivalent to that in Mexico – a share 10 percentage points higher than in 2007.

Asked about their willingness to migrate to the U.S., 35% say they would move to the U.S. if they had the opportunity and means to do so, including 20% of adults in Mexico who would do so without authorization. This is unchanged from 2009 when a third of adults in Mexico said they would be willing to migrate to the U.S., and 18% said they would do it without authorization (Pew Research Center, 2009).

Roadmap to the Report

This report is organized as follows. The first chapter analyzes statistics on migration between Mexico and the U.S. from data sources in both countries. The second chapter uses U.S. Census Bureau data to examine characteristics of Mexican immigrants residing in the U.S. in 1990 and 2013. The third chapter, based on a nationally representative survey of adults living in Mexico, examines trends in Mexican attitudes about life in the U.S. and future interest in migrating there, and their opinion of U.S. President Barack Obama’s executive action to expand the number of unauthorized immigrants who are allowed to stay in the U.S. legally and work temporarily. Appendix A includes a statistical portrait of Mexican immigrants, compared with all Latin American immigrants and Asian immigrants, while Appendix B explains the report’s methodology and data sources.

Is Mexico Still the Largest Source of New Immigrants to the U.S.?

For decades, Mexico has been the top source of newly arrived immigrants to the U.S., but with a recent decline in the flow of new immigrants to the U.S. from Mexico, and an increase in the number of new immigrant arrivals from China and India, Mexico may no longer be the top source of U.S. immigrants. The U.S. Census Bureau recently reported that China overtook Mexico in 2013 as the leading country for new immigrants (Jensen, 2015). However, under a different measure, Mexico remains the top source of immigrants – at least for now, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data.

Estimates of the number of newly arrived immigrants vary depending on the measure used. The Census Bureau’s analysis was based on the number of foreign-born people who said they lived outside of the U.S. in response to the American Community Survey question, “Did this person live in this house or apartment one year ago?” Using this measure for 2013, about 147,000 Chinese immigrants came to the U.S., compared with 129,000 Indian immigrants and 125,000 Mexican immigrants. (The difference between the number of Indian and Mexican immigrants is not statistically significant.)

By contrast, Mexico remains the world’s top source of newly arrived immigrants to the U.S. under a different American Community Survey question that asks, “When did this person come to live in the U.S.?” Under this measure, 246,000 Mexicans, 195,000 Chinese and 199,000 Indians arrived in the U.S. in 2013 and 2012. (We report two years because the 2013 arrivals represent only about half of the year given the way the data are collected.)

Regardless of the exact number of new immigrants from each country arriving in the U.S. each year, the trends are clear: Over the past decade, immigration from China and India to the U.S. has increased steadily, while immigration from Mexico has declined sharply. This shift in immigration is noteworthy because since 1965 Mexico has sent more immigrants (16.2 million) to the United States than any other country, in what has been the largest wave of immigration in U.S history (Pew Research Center, 2015).

source:http://www.pewhispanic.org/2015/11/19/more-mexicans-leaving-than-coming-to-the-u-s/#tweets

Thanks for reading,

Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina

Immigration Answers about Mexico

I get questions about immigration, and how people can move from the USA to Mexico all the time.  Since the election of Donald Trump in the USA, my requests for immigration information have increased drastically.  Every day now I get questions from people wanting to get out of the USA, and come live in Mexico.  Yesterday I met a woman from Minnesota who is ready to get out of the USA and move to Mahahual.

She asked me all the usual questions about life here, and how could she sell her house up north, and live here.  She asked me if she could start a business, or get a job here.  I told her there are several ways to do that here in Mexico, but maybe she should talk to a professional immigration specialist, or someone who knows more about immigration than me.

There are numerous options in dealing with immigration here in Mexico for expats, and I don’t know much about them.  I know what you need to do to buy a house or property here, but not much on immigration options.  So I recommended Legally in Mexico to her, and told her to get in touch with my friend Milly Arceo there, and she could help her.

Legally in Mexico has helped people I know and friends of mine to get their permanent resident visas and other documentation. So if you are thinking of retiring or moving to Mexico in the future I hope this information will be helpful for you. And don’t worry Milly speaks excellent English, and is very helpful.

Mildred Herrera, Legally in Mexico, immigration specialist.

Mildred Herrera, Legally in Mexico, immigration specialist.

Legally in Mexico

Mildred Herrera and her team are a group of professionals working exclusively in Mexican Immigration Law, specializing in immigration for individuals, families and business. We are experienced and dedicated. Our goal is to comply with immigration laws and other derivatives of Mexican law. Our service assists foreigners in the process of complying with Mexican Immigration laws, and obtaining the most appropriate visa. Our promise is to provide this service to you in the shortest possible time and with the utmost professionalism.

INDIVIDUALS REQUIRING A WORK VISA:
If you want to live and work in Mexico, you’ll need a work visa. You can apply for your work visa either from home, prior to arrival in Mexico, or at the closest Mexican embassy after arrival. We will assist you with the required documentation and prepare you for your interview.

BUSINESS:
If you or your company is looking to employ foreigners we can help you through this. Immigration law requires that you obtain proof of employment for all employees, to be renewed annually. We can assist you with these documents and with ongoing service for the renewals.

SPECIAL PERMISSIONS TO COME TO MEXICO:
For citizens of certain countries, you will need to comply with additional requirements of Mexican Immigration Law and obtain special permission to visit. If this is you, we can support and assist you with the process and required documentation. Whether you require a work visa, family visa or study visa, we are here to help you!

In Mexico we have laws that promote and facilitate the legal stay of any person of any nationality. Our services will streamline these procedures, making them simple, uncomplicated and affordable. Our dedicated team of specialists focus 100% of their time working and complying with immigration law and procedures. We always aim to satisfy our customers, minus the hassles. If you do not find what you need, please call us or send us an email and we will answer you with pleasure, with no obligation.

If you entered Mexico as a tourist, and on arrival you obtained permission to stay for fewer than 180 days, we will extend your stay. Just remember that 180 days is the maximum number of days you can stay in the country as a tourist.

There are a few different types of visas that you can apply for, depending on your situation or interest. Below, we mention the most common:

1. Visitor Visa without permission to engage in gainful activity: If you need a visa to come to Mexico, this is ideal as it allows you to stay in a Mexican territory for up to 180 days. This visa entitles you to multiple entries and exits.

2. Temporary Resident Visa: The duration of this visa varies from one to four years. This visa is applicable if you have relatives in Mexico with a temporary resident card or Mexican relatives. This visa is also suitable if you have an employee offer, for pensioners and retirees (must demonstrate required 400 days of minimum wage in Mexico City), if you have enough money to live on your resources (20,000 days of minimum wage in Mexico City), have property (with a value of 40,000 days of minimum wage in Mexico City) or by being an investor (20,000 days of minimum wage in Mexico City).

3. Permanent Resident Visa: This visa is if you have Mexican relatives or a foreign permanent resident card. It is also possible to obtain this visa if you have and can provide proof of sufficient funds in a bank account in your home country (show 25,000 days of minimum wage in Mexico City ) or if you’re a pensioner or retiree (show 500 days of minimum wage in Mexico City). A Permanent Resident Visa has no duration and does not require renewal.

If you already have a valid immigration document (FM3 or FM2), we will help you renew it. New immigration laws came into effect on 9 November 2012, and we can help you understand these new laws and renew your documents accordingly. If you have a temporary residence visa or a temporary or permanent student visa, we can also exchange these in accordance with the new laws.

If you have foreign people working with you, it is necessary to create a “proof of employment register” for all the employees in your company. This is a very important immigration document for companies and we can help you with that.

WE WILL PROVIDE THE BEST SERVICE!
If you’re in your country and thinking about living or working in Mexico, why wait? We can help you wherever you are right now and start your immigration process. Together we can complete the necessary paperwork and save you time applying for legal residency. Don’t hesitate to call us from wherever you are.

You can contact us by email or call us.
From outside of Mexico: +1 914 331 1146
From Mexico: 01 984 157 5589
Email: info@legallyinmexico.com

http://www.legallyinmexico.com/eng/

So if you have any questions about immigrating to Mexico, or even retiring here in the future, contact Milly and she can answer all your questions.  I highly recommend her, she has already helped out several people I know.

Thanks for reading,

Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina