MOVING TO MEXICO LEGALLY - How we did it and how you can too...

Everything you need to know about temporary/permanent residency in Mexico, Mexican visas, & vehicle permits.
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For information about services offered, attorneys fees, income requirements, Mexican visa processes, and more, check out our Lawyer's website:

In addition to the info in the video, you can also qualify for temporary residency by:
- Having a Mexican spouse
- Having a spouse who's already temporary or permanent resident.
- Having a child who is a temporary or permanent resident.
- Having a job offer in Mexico

Correction: There are some cases in which you aren't required to go to a consulate outside of Mexico (qualifying by "family unity").

Correction: Vehicle permit fees are $50 + 200-400 deposit. You have 15 days, not 30, to extend your TIP, otherwise, you lose your deposit.

Correction: The Las Vegas Mexican consulate is no longer more lenient than others.

To become a permanent resident in Mexico, you don't necessarily need pension income if you have substantial investments or a large chunk of money in the bank. Some consulates have approved people under age 50, but others want you to be 60+.

This video give you a great start on what you need to know about:
- Mexico visa options
- What kind of passport you need
- Living legally in Mexico
- Pros and cons of the various Mexican visa options
- How to become a temporary resident
- Hot to become a permanent resident
- Costs associated with Mexican residency.
- Mexican immigration laws in 2018
- Booking an appointment at a Mexican consulate
- Which Mexican consulates are the best
- What you need to do after crossing the border into Mexico
- Getting a Temporary Import Permit, also known in Mexico as a TIP
- What a Mexican "Free Zone" is and where in Mexico you can drive without a Temporary Import Permit
- Legal Mexico immigration
- And More!

When we started this process of becoming a Mexican resident and moving to Mexico, we really didn't know what we were doing. But after a lot of research and going through the process ourselves, we think that we can provide you with a lot of valuable information on the topic.

Our Lawyer (helpful information about immigration):

In January 2018, we sold everything we owned in the US (except our husky Laska & what fit in our tiny, tangerine Prius C3) to travel the world—starting with Mexico. Since then, we've been making travel videos about our life in Mexico and the new experiences we encounter while traveling the world. If you'd like to join our shenanigans, subscribe to our YouTube channel. You can also poke around our social media to find out what we’re up to each week.

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