Legal & Immigration in Lake Chapala and Ajijic
We know it can become confusing when trying to find out about certain legal and immigration maters before moving to a foreign country. This is why we have made it a little easier for you to understand certain basic legal and immigration procedures that you will undergo once you come to Mexico for a visit or even if you are planning retirement in the Lake Chapala area.
We will go over the different type of legal Visas, known as FM2 and FM3’s, wills in Mexico and how to apply for a work Visa if you decide that you are not ready for retiring. There are many good law firms and immigration advisers in the area that can help and guide you through the process.
The team at Access is also glad to help you answer any questions that may still arise and we can recommend great local legal & immigration experts that cam help you with everything from: Moving down to Chapala, getting your FM2 or FM3, buying real estate, wills, Apostle, work visas and more.
Please send us any questions you may have through our contact form which you can easily access by clicking on the “Contact Us” button to the left of our website.
How do we apply for needed visas to stay FMM, Permanente, Temporal.
When you first arrive at the border, or at a port, be it by air or boat, an FMM will be given to you as long as you provide your name, destination, purpose of your visit and planned length of stay. With an FMM in hand, you have 180 days in which to apply and to receive an annual visa. The application document is not shown here. It’s unwieldy. Clearly an FMM is a temporary document intended for vacationing guests and business personnel.
How do I arrange my last Will and Testament in Mexico
Is my Last Will & Testament from the US or Canada valid in Mexico? Good question. So take your Will to a Mexican lawyer and discuss it. Be sure that the Spanish version created matches your wishes. Keep both the original Will and the Mexican Will for your executor or executrix. And how does the executor handle things in Mexico? Be sure the lawyer reviews for you what your executor can or cannot do. Get all your questions answered.