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Living in Mexico guide

Find out all you need to know to relocate and live in Mexico with the expat guide

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Generalities

General information
  • Mexico is a dream land for millions of people across the world. The country attracts expatriates due to its economy, environment and lifestyles...

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  • Don´t think twice about coming to Mexico for your vacations, it is very safe! specially with tourists!

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  • Most places in Mexico—especially those we have profiled in this book—are classified as safe places, but like anywhere else in the world, crime does occur. Luckily, however, these crimes (mostly petty crimes like pick-pocketing, breaking and entering, and vandalism) occur infrequently and are definit

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  • In this article, I’ll give you some advice about understanding Spanish in the method that works efficiently for yourself, but also in ways that can be helpful for everyone.

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Formalities

Visas, passports and entry requirements
  • Thousands of senior citizens around the world dream of spending the rest of their retirement years in Mexico. Why? Because of its low cost of living.

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  • You have to fill in some important formalities to be able to travel to Mexico, whether for a long or short stay. You might have to obtain a visa.

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Visas

Work visas, work permits, working holiday visas and residence permits
  • Foreigners are not authorized to work in Mexico with a tourist visa. But they can apply for two different visas: the FM2 and FM3 visas.

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  • The steps for renewing the visa in Mexico that allows foreigners to work.

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  • All about what you need to get the FM3 non-immigrant visa, the one that allows you to work.

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  • Getting a work visa is nearly impossible unless your employer or a specialist company does the work.

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Work

Labour market, how to find a job
  • Many fields in Mexico constantly require foreign expertise. Its labor market is very open to qualified and competent professionals seeking opportunities.

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  • San Miguel de Allende is, above all, known to be an artistic region. But this Mexican city also offers various job perspectives to expatriates.

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  • If you are wondering if you can find a job in the city of Hope, yes you can. Various job opportunities are available for expats in Mexico City.

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  • Apart from being the State from where the famous Tequila drink originates, Jalisco is also known to be a city of opportunities with various job offers.

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  • Cancun is one of the most popular Mexican expat destinations. It offers many professional opportunities to foreigners seeking a job in the region.

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Accommodation

How to rent a house or an apartment, leases and rental agreements
  • Cancun is a dream expat destination for millions of foreigners across the globe. But to give life to your dreams, finding accommodation is compulsory.

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  • Every year, thousands of expatriates choose to settle in San Miguel de Allende which is one of Mexico's cities where accommodation is easily available.

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  • Expatriates in Mexico can choose among a wide variety of accommodation options: apartments or house rental, buying real estate property, flat sharing, etc.

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  • There are different ways to search for accommodation in Jalisco: you can tour the different neighborhoods, check out classified ads in local newspapers...

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  • Various types of accommodation options are available in Mexico City. But rent prices can be higher in there. It is better to compare prices.

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Study

Student visa, University registration

Health care

Public and private health systems
  • Before moving to Mexico, you will have to inquire on its health care system to determine if you will be eligible to its services once you are on the spot.

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Bank

Open and manage a bank account
  • Expatriates in Mexico, whether tourists or residents, are now authorized to open a bank account in the country. However, some conditions may apply.

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Tax

Tax system, income tax
  • Before moving to Mexico, you are advised to inquire on the different types of taxes that apply. You are likely to pay income tax if you are working there.

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Transports

Train, bus, plane, car rental
  • Various means of transports are available in Mexico. Moreover, it is one of the countries where transport prices are the lowest.

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Driver's licence

Driving requirements
  • European expatriates are allowed to drive in Mexico with their European driver's license. But you have to inquire on traffic regulations beforehand.

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Removal

moving, formalities and useful tips
  • You are advised to inquire on required formalities to move to Mexico if you are planning to settle there. You may also need to hire removal professionals.

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Communications

Phone line, internet provider, post office
  • Mexico has a modern information and communication technology network which is supported by various phone and internet service providers.

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Leisure

Sports, leisure and cultural activities
  • Travel Itinerary for the Coast of Oaxaca: Puerto Escondido to San Augustinillo

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  • All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila. Discover the differences !

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  • In Mexico, only dogs and cats are considered to be pets. So if you wish to travel there with your dog or your cat, you should obtain an importation permit.

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  • Moving to Mexico definitely means discovering and adapting to a new lifestyle. This can be an enriching experience if you know what it is all about.

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Expatriate health insurance in Mexico

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Moving to Mexico

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Travel insurance in Mexico

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Flights to Mexico

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