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Studying for the citizenship exam or just about Mexico in general

An incomparable collection of articles can be found at this link. The first article of each section is contained in this post. You will find an immense amount of very reader-friendly information about Mexican politics, government, history, art, culture, religion, geography and more. The complete list can be found at the bottom of this post. (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…)

Moving and shipping items to Mexico

Countdown to moving day

How to prepare for your move to Mexico

MOVING DAY
The big day is getting closer! Before you leave, many things need taking care of. You’re worried about forgetting something? Well, Don’t worry! For your serenity and peace of mind, here is a detailed checklist. This checklist will help you plan all that you need to take care of whilst preparing your departure (more…)

Manzanillo a Perfect 10 – Tourism Article

Manzanillo: still a perfect 10
Despite its brush with fame, Manzanillo remains one of Mexico’s quieter resorts

Monica Zurowski
Calgary Herald

It took the budding and beautiful Bo Derek, cornrow braids flying behind her, to put Manzanillo on the map. The year was 1979. A romantic comedy called 10, starring Derek and Dudley Moore, became one of the year’s biggest movies. In the film, the middle-aged Moore becomes obsessed with Derek and follows her to a tropical paradise. (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…)

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…)

Invest in Colima – incentives

Investment Incentives

The government of Colima, through various ministries and agencies, offers support and incentives for already established businesses or for companies seeking to locate in the state. These incentives are contained in the Economic Development Law, and consist of the following: (more…)

Infrastructure in the port of Manzanillo

Port area

437 hectares

Navigation canal:

Length

600 meters

Depth

14 meters

Turn docks

2

Diameter

450 meters

Depth

14 meters

Berthing positions

13

Terminals

4

Facilities

11

Covered storages

1.26 hectares

Open – air storages

12.98 hectares

Rail lines

13.5 km

Roadways
2 two lane
2.3 km
4 four lane
3.1 km

Highways

highways in Colima, MexicoRailways

railways in Colima, Mexicohttp://www.investcolima.gob.mx/english/infrast_port.htm

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Services and infrastructure in Colima

Services and Infrastucture in Colima

Colima’s modern and well-developed infrastructure has contributed to providing residents with a standard of living that surpasses the national average. Not only is Colima an attractive investment option, but it offers a pleasant lifestyle for company personnel and families relocating here. (more…)

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