Calling yourself an expatriate does not necessarily mean you renounce or reject your home country. An expatriate is any person living in a different country from where they were born as a citizen. Recently, the term “expat” is used in the context of professionals working abroad such as oil workers, missionaries and retirees […]
Intrigued by the idea of living in Mexico?
You can live in Mexican cities at the same lifestyle level as in the U.S. and Canada for less money. Or, you can “adopt and adapt” and live well while saving Big!
A good way to get started with your plans is by reading our Mexico Relocation Guide. This free 76-page report, updated for 2013-14, is full of valuable information and insights to help you craft your plans and gather resources to make your move to your paradise in Mexico. No matter where you are on the spectrum; daydreaming or getting into the details, this is a great guide to keep you informed. Fill out your name and email in the form to the right to download it now.
We hope you enjoy the website and find it extremely useful while you craft your dreams into plans for Mexico!
Obamacare Changes for Expats
Affordable Caribbean Real Estate Opportunity In Playa del Carmen
Imagine living in a place where the Caribbean Sea and swaying palms are just minutes from your front door and here you feel right at home knowing all the conveniences you left back in the U.S. or Canada are still here. You can actually see swaying palm trees from your windows. You may also want to imagine your cost of living expenses going down by 30-40% a year! If you eat healthy and fresher and … Click Here For More
New 2013 Mexico Visa Information
Mexico Immigration Laws and Application Process Summary The following Mexico immigration information is provided as a resource for our readers and will be updated periodically as policy and changes are made and brought to our attention. As with any government rules they can be dynamic in nature when it comes to implementation and timing. As of March 2014, we believe the information we provide … Read More
¡Viva México! Important Information For Expats
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2013 Mexico on My Mind (MoMM), the Expatriate resource website for moving to and living in Mexico has just published the “Mexico Relocation Guide 2013-14”. The popular guide 2012-13 edition was downloaded over 3000 times during the last year by people looking for relocation information on Mexico and expats living in Mexico looking to network with others. The Mexico relocation guide includes topics like; the … [Read More...]
The Mexican Federal Government provides public health care to it's citizens as guaranteed by their Constitution. The Mexican government, through the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) provides affordable health insurance for all residents of Mexico regardless of nationality. Who Qualifies? IMSS coverage is available to any resident of Mexico who is willing to pay on a yearly basis. The fee ranges from about $1,000.00 - … [Read More...]
If you are coming to Mexico as a tourist or as a new immigrant, the first thing you need to do is go to the INM and begin your temporal application process. To obtain, renew or change your immigration status, you must start here by filling out an online application, being accepted and receiving a NUE. At the border, they will take your temporal application and exchange it for a "Visitante" Visa. If you are bringing your own auto, RV, … [Read More...]
Safety In Mexico
If you listen to all the news headlines about Mexico's drug war you might believe the whole country is a drug war zone; then again you probably wouldn't be reading this, so congratulations on over coming the negative press! You are smarter than the average person and you are looking beyond the … [Read More...]
In case your not aware, the newest way for thieves to get your money is to simply stand behind you and point a scanner at your wallet. In fact, at the Defcon hacker conference in Las Vegas earlier this year, an Android software app called NFCProxy was introduced that can read data from contactless … [Read More...]
We take safety seriously here, there is no joking around when it comes to murder. The facts show that Mexico, as a country, is taking it seriously as well. This article is to bring attention to the statistical facts about the murder rate in Mexico. For those of us who live in Mexico, the … [Read More...]
Places To Live
Northwest Mexico, including “Baja California Norte” and the Mexican state of Sonora are bordered by the U.S. states of California, Arizona and New Mexico. The Mexican state of Chihuahua is to the east, and Sinaloa is to the south. Although these are “border” areas, they are safe, inviting, and full of exciting adventures for tourists […]
The Riviera Maya area of the Yucatan Peninsula stretches from Cancun through Playa del Carmen southward to Tulum, and includes the island of Cozumel, located 20 kilometers from Playa del Carmen into the Caribbean. Many people, both visitors and residents, believe this area has the best beaches in the world. If you are into scuba diving, […]
Living In Mexico
Hurricane season in Mexico is from June to November with the peak season from mid-August to late October. Tropical depressions and storms that occur in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean have potential to turn into hurricanes during this time. The key to hurricane or … [Read More...]
This article was written by a guest writer and we love it! It's full of helpful tips and the sense of humor you need to muddle your way through some of the little cultural differences between Mexico and the U.S. Numbers Mexican-style Dates are in the form DD/MM/YYYY. It takes a … [Read More...]
Places To Visit!
In peaceful slumber, on the eastern coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, is the Sian Ka’an (see-an CAAN) Biosphere Reserve. Over 500,000 hectares of tropical forest, wetlands and coastal dunes, its remarkable biodiversity includes jaguar, howler monkey, and even the American flamingo. Its eastern region … [Read More...]
by Justin Henderson, ex-pat writer and surfer-extraordinaire In 2010, my first year in Sayulita, I made friends with a couple of other Costa Verde International School parents, and ended up surfing with them a lot. We surfed almost every day, it seemed, as the fall/winter/spring season of … [Read More...]
Places to go! Robert Brady Museum The Robert Brady Museum shows the collection of the artist, antiquarian, and decorator from Fort Dodge, Iowa. Ceramics, antique furniture, sculptures, paintings, and tapestries fill the restored colonial mansion, all beautifully arranged in rooms painted with … [Read More...]
Overgrown with tropical forest, the Coba ruins (pronounced coh-ba), the once great city that for a time, dominated ancient Mayan society in northern Yucatan is almost forgotten. Aside from a gentle stream of explorers flowing through each year the ancient city is one of the few visited ruins that … [Read More...]