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  • Mexico shortens waiting periods for some consular services

    Mexico shortens waiting periods for some consular services Today in the Official Federal Register (DOF) Mexico published changes to the wait times for many consular services. This is the Mexican government’s compliance with its National Development Plan for 2013-2018 and Goal V of “Mexico with Global Responsibility.” The services where wait times have been shortened […]

  • Owe back child support? You will not be able to leave Mexico!

    Owe back child support? You will not be able to leave Mexico! Today in the Official Federal Register (DOF) Mexico published amendments to article 48 of the Federal Immigration Law adding an additional section VI. http://www.dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5433963&fecha=21/04/2016 Article 48 states that “The exit of Mexicans and foreigners from the national territory may be freely done except […]

  • Blacklist of Jalisco Notaries

    A news source published a blacklist of notaries who have the highest number of complaints. 11 notaries have about 60% of the complaints statewide according to records released through transparency requests. Some are fugitives with fraud charges against them and others with complaints forged documents or didn’t register deeds or turn them over to clients […]

  • New IMSS 2016 Rates

    IMSS 2016 Rates As rates change every February, here is the price list for 2016, many higher tiers for people over 60 have gone up 1,000 pesos and the lower tiers around 300. Grupo de edad Cuotas 2016 0-19 $ 2,250 20-29 $ 2,700 30-39 $ 2,850 40-49 $ 4,000 50-59 $ 4,250 60-69 $ […]

  • Legal Analysis of the Tonya and Ethan Couch situation

    I have been interviewed by various news sources as many have questions about the legal system in Mexico and to many there are more questions than answers as many are unaware about the inner workings of the Mexican legal system. Why does everybody run to Mexico? Is it a good hiding place? Are there no […]

  • SRE In Guadalajara moving location

    SRE In Guadalajara moving location Next week the SRE (Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores) will be moving their offices in Guadalajara. Presently, this week they are still at their location on the ground floor of the Palacio Federal on Alcalde in Guadalajara. They will be moving to Plaza Bonita (next to Plaza Mexico) on Avenida Mexico […]

  • Retorno Seguro Update November 2015

    Retorno Seguro Update November 2015 We went to present another retorno seguro on Tuesday of this week (November 24, 2015) and had it rejected. The rules changed and the new ones took effect Monday, November 23, 2015 and they will now only accept them in Mexico City and once they receive all the papers (there […]

  • 3 tax changes for 2016 that may benefit you

    Mexican legislators approved reforms of the tax law for 2016. The biggest change is that people will be able to exempt the sale of their primary residence from capital gains every 3 years instead of the current law which is every 5 years. Also people will have a higher amount they can deduct from taxes […]