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  • Guns and self defense at home (Jalisco law)

    Guns and self defense at home (Jalisco law) With burglaries and home invasions on the rise and the intruders being armed and some killing people found at home, here are some tips to make your being a victim more pleasant and not find yourself in jail next to the people who broke in. The following […]

  • Car Importation Update December 2014

    Car Importation Update December 2014 With all the rumor and speculation out there, I thought I would share information that SAT has just published regarding vehicle importations. This is information that SAT is promoting and might put to rest some of the speculation going around verbally and on web boards. SAT provides the following link […]

  • New Vehicle Temporary Importation Manual

    New Vehicle Temporary Importation Manual SAT released the latest version of their Vehicle Importation Manual the end of November, 2014, two years after the prior one was released in September, 2012. The new manual can be found here: http://www.sat.gob.mx/aduanas/vehiculos/internacion_temporal/Documents/ManualInt-ImpTmpVeh.pdf The new manual lists the immigration statuses and maximum periods that they can have vehicles imported […]

  • HUGE Changes today to Mexican immigration law

    HUGE Changes today to Mexican immigration law These changes apply to visas issued at Mexican consulates outside Mexico. I am assuming that there will be a publication soon applicable to people renewing within Mexico to harmonize the new lower financial requirements. Reduced income requirements for temporary residence, new income / asset requirements: Balances in bank […]

  • Pay your taxes now to SAT or lose big time

    Pay your taxes now to SAT or lose big time I have talked to many clients and they have work papers and are registered to pay taxes but do not understand the new tax system. People who were previously small business owners under the REPECO scheme used to file and pay their taxes bimonthly with […]

  • Real Estate Appraisals in Mexico.

    Real Estate Appraisals in Mexico. Here in Mexico we have three types of real estate appraisals. They are Tax (Catastral), Bank (Bancaria) and Commercial (Comercial). All appraisers must be licensed and most are engineers or architects who have postgraduate courses and state licenses and are also “peritos” or experts. TAX OR CATASTRAL APPRAISAL The Tax […]

  • Jalisco driving guide for 2014

    I have updated the driving guide for 2014. This version is the state version as the federal laws have changed extensively so I will make a separate federal driving guide and publish it within 2 weeks or so. Please check out this new update and give me your comments. www.chapalalaw.com/Driving.pdf