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  • What documents should I have with me when driving a vehicle in Mexico?

    Foreign plated car temporarily imported by foreigner: Original valid driver license Original TIP (not recommended), copy certified by a Mexican Notary Public better (cost 50-60 pesos) and window hologram on windshield Original temporary resident card if your TIP has an expired date (not recommended), copy certified by a Mexican Notary Public better (cost 50-60 pesos).  Showing […]

  • Changes to common immigration forms effective August 1, 2018

    From attorney Spencer McMullen Changes to common immigration forms effective August 1, 2018 Mexico published today, July 31, 2018 in its Federal Register or Diario Oficial de la Federacion some changes to common immigration forms.  These changes will be effective tomorrow, August 1, 2018. The following forms have had slight changes made to them. FMM […]

  • Renewing US Passports in Mexico

    Most United States Citizens can renew their passports outside of the United States at any US Embassy, US consulate office or during special visits programmed such as monthly visits to the Lake Chapala area in Jalisco, Mexico. The US State Department employees working at the Embassies and consulates are usually very helpful and we Americans […]

  • How to Lose Money in Mexican Real Estate

    How to Lose Money in Mexican Real Estate I have had at least two people come in to see me each week due to problems purchasing real estate.  There are a few common themes and many times problems can be avoided if one is careful from the start.  There is an old saying here in […]

  • Cheated by Escheat?

    Cheated by Escheat? By the way, here’s something people should know about if they have bank accounts in the US. What happened to me is that I had some money in a US checking account that I hadn’t used for a few years. They blocked the account and called it dormant. I was recently contacted […]

  • 2017 Notarial Tax lowered

    Starting February 23, 2017 they lowered the notarial tax (Impuesto Sobre negocios Juridicos) that was raised from 290 to 1000 pesos for 2017, it is now 300 pesos, this will lower costs on wills, deeds and other notarial acts. will prices should go back down to almost 2016 prices.