Archive for the ‘Permits’ Category

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…)

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…)

Obtaining and renewing FM3 or FM2 documents

In addition to obtaining and renewing migratory documents, it is important to consider permits and notifications once you have one. See our article on such procedures. Below we have summarized the procedures and requirements for obtaining and renewing your visa (migratory document such as FM3 or FM2).

See our handy citizenship study guide reference here.

You can get the FM3 before leaving your home country at a Mexican embassy or consulate, then must register it (similar to applying again) upon arrival in Mexico or can apply for the first time once you are in Mexico and before your tourist card expires.

An FM2 is what most people obtain after having an FM3 for five years. It is a less restrictive form of residency or immigrant permit for foreigners in Mexico. After the FM2, residents often seek citizenship. (more…)

FM3, FM2 – changes and notifications

In Mexico, foreigners need to have a permit/visa to stay in the country longer than the days allowed by the tourist card/visa.

There are certain benefits and obligations to having a visa in Mexico, the most common of which is an FM3. See our article on obtaining the visa here.

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Federal zone

What is the Federal Zone?

The laws of Mexico determine that there is a strip of land on the beach (and other protected areas) that is considered as part of the Federal Public Domain of Mexico, as is the sea along the coast of Mexico. (more…)

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