Archive for the ‘Legal’ Category

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…)

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…)

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…)

What foreigners can and can’t do in Mexico

When residing in or visiting Mexico as a foreigner, whether or not you have an FM3 or FM2, there are certain important things to keep in mind. (more…)

Practical Information about Real Estate in Mexico

In the 1917 United Mexican States Constitution, in their 27th article points out that ownership of the lands and waters within the boundaries of the national territory is vested originally in the Nation, which has had, and has, the right to transmit title thereof to private persons, thereby constituting private property. (more…)

Legalizing of Documents for Property Transfers

Real Estate & Finance

The Apostille, making a document legal for use in Mexico

By Linda Neil

In Mexico, the ONLY authority permitted to draft a deed transferring real property or an interest in real property (such as the fideicomiso) is the Mexican Notary Public. This person is different from a notary public in the United States where a simple exam, a bond, and a rubber stamp can make a notary public out of most people. Nor is it similar to Canada’s Notary Public who must meet a few more stringent requirements to qualify. Not so many, however as the Mexican Notary. (more…)

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