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Books about retiring and living in Mexico

There have been several books written on the topic of living, investing, buying real estate and living in Mexico. A few of these are listed below with a summary of each for your convenience. This is not an endorsement of the books or topics but rather a guide to help you decide if the material is of use to you. We have not read or ordered the books but the summaries indicate that the books would be useful for foreigners living in Mexico. (more…)

Health insurance in Mexico

Health Insurance

International Insurance Plans
for Foreigners in Mexico
By Tony Hamrick © Tony Hamrick 2007

It is advisable to have international health insurance while traveling or living as an expatriate. Having an international health plan gives a person, family or group a variety of choices when it comes to health care. For example, a person covered by such a plan can choose a private hospital or any approved physician for their care. (more…)

Bringing personal items into Mexico

Moving to Mexico
What is a “Menaje de Casa”?
When you plan a move to Mexico, there are certain things that you will want to take with you. You may hear the term “menaje de casa”. So, what does it mean? Menaje de casa is a list of items to be imported into Mexico. Mexican Customs is VERY strict about what you can and can’t bring into the country. For example, you cannot label a box with clothes and shoes in it “Shoes and Clothes”. You must be very specific. Example: 5 pairs of shoes, 15 shirts. (more…)

Legalizing vehicles in Mexico

Currently it is possible to legalize some vehicles brought into Mexico. We have outlined a few of the benefits, procedures and costs here to simplify your decision-making process and determine whether this is for you and what questions you need to ask. (more…)

Do I need a Mexican will?

For people that are going to be in Mexico part of the year or all of the year, those that are buying property or doing any business in Mexico, or those bringing a vehicle into the country, really anyone living in Mexico (including Mexicans), it is indispensable to have a will in Mexico. (more…)

CURP in Mexico (Clave Única de Registro de la Población)

The Population Registry Unique Code (Spanish: Clave Única de Registro de Población) or CURP is a unique identity code for both citizens and residents of Mexico. Each CURP code is a unique, alphanumeric 18-character string intended to prevent duplicate entries.

Typically you get one for the first time when you obtain your FM3. You need it to get your social security card, your driver’s license, getting your FM2 or citizenship (naturalization), for buying a vehicle or home, opening a bank account and for most other legal and tax business in Mexico. (more…)

Considerations when hiring domestic workers in Mexico

Hiring domestic workers is common in Mexico. Foreigners often hire housekeepers, gardeners, tradespeople, drivers and cooks, to name a few of the useful support professions that make life in Mexico an upgrade. Learn how to protect your workers and yourself in matters of litigation, social security, etc. (more…)

Closing and title services by IdeaCOM

Corporate, Closing and Title

  • Trust preparation
  • New corporations to acquire properties
  • Pre-sale contracts
  • Buy-sell contracts
  • Fusion and subdivision of properties
  • Notary service oversight (more…)

Forming a corporation in Mexico

We can assist you in the legal and government procedures to form a corporation in Mexico. Below is a guide to what information is required and how the procedures work as well as approximate costs and processing times. (more…)

Completing the FM3 application online

To complete the application online, click on the link below. You will open an executable file (you need to allow pop-ups) and will fill out the form on your computer. Print the document and bring 3 copies with you. Below is a handy guide to understanding the terms to fill out the document.  There are a number of errors in translation on the application itself so it is helpful to have this guide handy when filling out the application. We also keep copies of the application in our office and can assist you in completing the forms and letters. (more…)

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