Moving to Mexico – White sandy beaches, wonderful nature with rainforests and desert areas, and the mysterious traces of the Maya and Aztecs:
Mexico is a fascinating country. Making this vast country your new home doesn’t come easy, though–moving to Mexico is no easy feat.
Emigrating to Mexico: Tight regulations upon entry
Mexico is a populous country, so there isn’t a great deal of effort on the part of the government to let unlimited numbers of people into the country.
As a tourist, you can travel quite easily with a passport that is still valid for six months and a tourist card bought at the border.
However, if you would like to stay here permanently and emigrate to Mexico, you cannot avoid the visa requirement. You should know:
- There is a case-by-case review by the Mexican Ministry of the Interior of each application that they receive.
- The visa must be applied for before entry.
- You can usually get a residence permit without any problems if you are married to a Mexican national or if you can prove that you have a sufficient monthly income as a pensioner.
- You will receive a short-term residence permit (Tarjeta de visitante) for a maximum of one year. However, you must have an employment contract in Mexico. This approval is always linked to the employment relationship. If you receive notice of termination, you must leave the country within 30 days.
- There is a way to become a permanent resident of Mexico if you have lived there for at least five years.
Working in Mexico is an option, especially for top executives and catering staff
There is a big problem if you want to work and live in Mexico: Mexican employers are only allowed to hire you if there are no nationals available in the job market who could do the job.
As a rule, this only applies to specialists who are employed, for example, in international organizations or in scientific institutions. Easier access to the labor market is only available on the Riviera Maya.
Gastronomic specialists with language skills in English and Spanish, as well as Italian, French, or German, are in great demand here.
You can, therefore, enter this region even before you have an employment contract in your pocket. However, then you can’t work or live anywhere else in the Riviera Maya.
The standard of living in Mexico
The standard of living is still highest in the north of the country. The further south you go, the easier the average standard of living becomes.
The cost of living in Mexico is quite low compared to Europe. In Mexico City, you can stay afloat with about 700 to 1,000 euros a month. Living in the country is even cheaper. Food, in particular, is extremely cheap here.
What You Should Know About Moving to Mexico:
There are a lot of things you need to think about before making a move to Mexico:
- Organizing the Move: Begin planning your move to Mexico as soon as possible.A move abroad requires significantly more organization than a change of residence within Germany.
- Application for a visa: Apply for the visa as soon as possible in order to be prepared for any longer processing times. Please note, however, that you must enter Mexico within a certain period of time from the date of issue so that the visa does not expire.
- Movers: Find a moving company that specializes in moving to the Americas. This is not just about the intact transport of your belongings, but also a corresponding container move that must be organized and processed on site with customs.
- Medical Care: Medical care is excellent in Mexico. However, be sure to check the validity of your health insurance while you’re away from home and get extra insurance if you need it.
- Accident insurance: In Mexico, it is mandatory to take out private accident insurance.
- On-site assistance: If you need on-site assistance, you can contact the German embassy in Mexico City. No. 737 Calle Lord Byron, Col. Polanco Chapultepec, 11560 Mexico, D.F.Mexico City
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