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Relocating to Mexico presents a host of potential complications to ponder before the move. From clarification about visas to queries about school and accommodation options, new arrivals usually have a number of concerns about moving to Mexico. Below are some frequently asked questions about moving to Mexico.
Is it easy to get into the USA from Mexico?
This depends on a person's nationality. Citizens of the US and Canada are typically whisked through the border without needing a visa, although a passport is required. For other nationals crossing the border, entry depends on visa status. Expats wishing to stay in Mexico for several months or more must have the correct visas and work permits. Long lines at border crossings are common.
What is Mexico City like?
Mexico City is one of the largest cities in the world, but tends to be avoided by expats. The city has high levels of air pollution, which may cause health issues, and the dense urban crowding means it isn't the most picturesque place. That said, many find its modern districts and busy industrious centres alluring, and finding work in Mexico's capital city may be easier than in other areas.
Should I buy a home in Mexico?
Owning assets can be beneficial for retirees. Homes for sale are often quoted in US dollars, and mortgages aren’t common, so having cash ready is usually required. Property prices are low, and even oceanside housing is a fraction of the price of homes in the US. The property taxes are also much lower. That said, expats staying short-term may prefer to rent accommodation.
Can I get help moving to my new home in Mexico?
The moving process is daunting, and organising visas can be an administrative nightmare. Our guides provide useful information to help expats settle in, find accommodation, work and schools.
Relocation companies can also certainly help ease the stress of a move, and can assist with all of the above, including school placements, visas, job applications and more. For those expats who simply need help with the shipping of their belongings, there are many good shipping and removals options available.
Are you an expat living in Mexico?
Expat Arrivals is looking for locals to contribute to this guide, and answer forum questions from others planning their move to Mexico. Please contact us if you'd like to contribute.
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