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 Posted: Wed Aug 29th, 2018 06:36 pm
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What do you mean by the "crossing visa" Buffalo Bill? Is that for a Temp or a Perm?

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The Temporary Resident Visa :)

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Sorry, did not mean to confuse you, buffalobill.


It is obvious to me during the four times we have started the temp residence process, that they did not make it a discussion or requirement to talk about whatever real estate you have purchased in SC. As a matter of fact, the first time around, we brought the deed and they did not want to see it. I’m not sure why it’s spelled out in the law, but they apparently are not pushing for re evidence to complete the process. There does not appear to be a link to closing on a re deal and your visa status. 


In my research I also found a list they keep and update of all immigrants. They also have a point system that I’m unable to understand. It seems they keep track of some people (all people?) by points based on your preparation, your solvency, etc. If I understood correctly it is used to determine permanent status. Hummm...



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 Posted: Wed Aug 29th, 2018 09:23 pm
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So, Buffalo Bill, did you inquire about the financial qualifications for a Permanente? Or are you not interested in that? I think a Permanente might be a bit cheaper than paying for four years of Temporal and then going to the Permanente, anyway.

Are the vehicle restrictions the problem?

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I have bought and sold several properties and corporations in Mexico with a Tourist Permit, working permit, and naturalization paperwork over the last 42 years. Not sure if the regulations have changed recently, but in all buying transactions, a valid entry permit was taken as documentation, and the secretaria de relaciones exteriores gave prior permission to me prior to notorization .

It is also my experience that toruists are only allowed to stay in Mexico for 180 day of each calender year if thehy have an FMT. This is rarely enforced, but I believe this is still stated on the back of all tourist permits.

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Bottom line, money influx and investments take priority over the written words...

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You are still able to purchase property with a tourist visa. The mexican consulate in Tucson is great! They are very efficient , and move people through quickly. I went in to renew my passport, and they not only did everything while I waited, but also took the photo there for it. Took less then an hour from start to finish. Everyone that works there is bi-lingual (for those that do not speak spanish), and the building is a work of art. Easy to find, parking is plentiful, and the staff is professional.

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Yes Hook, you got that right, thank you for asking. It's the vehicle restrictions that are stopping us in our tracts as we don't want to sell.  I'm  reading that as a permanent resident of Mexico, you cannot own a vehicle with  foreign license plates. Not sure how that would work within the free zone? Question is, could we still keep our vehicles with AZ plates and long as we keep them within the free zone?

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Many do, including "yours truly".

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I have asked that question of several immigration authorities, and the answer is that you can drive your foreign played vehicle in the free zone with a Residente Permanente

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Had FMM okay to buy , sold first house they requested Temporal/FM3 for sale


However I am doubtful as to what is actually required - there may be tax issues but I cannot see having a requirement for Temporaral / Permanente to sell , but I don’t know !


Cars - US plated driven on Permanente in free zone , we have one car imported for outside free zone travel which we drive on Sonora plates / driving licenses.  Note US plated must be driven on US license.


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PS - best one of all - get Mexican citizenship - “IF” you have NOB address you can now get a TIP !




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As I understand it, the car importation issue is controlled by Aduanas, not Immigration. I could not get any answers when we stopped at their offices in Guaymas a few years back. Maybe is time for another homework about the Ley Aduanera...

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Thanks EZ MONY, that's good to know.




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Question about exiting and re-entering Mexico with a Temporary Resident Visa.

I presume they want to track your comings and goings, so I'm wondering if you have to use the FMM form, or 180-day tourist card or "visa" when you leave and again when you re-enter Mexico? I presume this would be done at the Immigration office at K21 from SC to Nogales and again at K21 Nogales to SC??

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Entering and exiting with a temp visa requires nothing more. It’s good for four years. We choose to stop at 21 every time, in and out. They ask you are you coming or going and they scan your passport.

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Ian948 wrote: PS - best one of all - get Mexican citizenship - “IF” you have NOB address you can now get a TIP !




That TIP for Mexican Nationals who Reside in the USA allows them to operate their US Plated cars for 180 days in Mexico. They start/stop the clock with each entry/exit.


So, you can't just leave the US plated car in Mexico full time all year. I asked about it as part of my Citizenship process. 


Anyway, if you are splitting your time between the countries, it would definitely work.

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Thanks - did not know the 180 restriction :-(   Thought finally found a loophole !!!


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Buffalobill  -  Have you actually lived down here for any length of time?   If not, you really should rent for a least a full year before getting more involved.  You can do that on an FMM with one trip back to Nogales after 6 months.   Year around living here is definitely not for everyone.  Too hot in the summer, too cold in the winter.  The water temp is too cold for swimming from Dec to May, etc, etc. 



Have a look around at all the houses for sale.  It is very easy to buy in but very difficult to sell if you decide that living here is not for you.   Another consideration is that this town is becoming more and more a vacation spot of nationals and sometimes houses are bought as party houses.  If you happen to be next door to one of those, you will soon want to be leaving town.



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Can't really argue with JCB's assessment, except that if you live anywhere but the west side of the Caracol or west of the Tetas, winter is not cold at all. Daytime highs in the 70s are the norm; daytime highs in the 60s usually only happens less than five days per year. Over the past five years or so, there have been only 8-10 nights with temps below 45F. It has been 6-7 years since we saw temps in the 30s. I have recorded only 3-4 nights below 30 in ten years and they were at least seven years ago.

And, really, those exception areas mentioned above arent that much cooler. It's the wind chill that makes it feel much colder. It is not uncommon for WNW winds to last 2-4 days and blow at around 15-20 knots from 11am till sundown in those areas. This is for the areas mentioned above only. At the same time those winds are blowing, it can be less than 0-5 knots most all the other locations in town and be 5-10 degrees warmer.

JCB is correct about the ocean temps. It will usually stay in the low-mid 70s in November, then drop into the low-mid 60s from December through mid April. Then usually low 70s by mid May. I have seen ocean temps in the upper 50s but it is not common.

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Thanks Golden, that answered my entering and exiting with a temp visa question. :)



I have another question in regard to vehicle insurance. When living in SC with a temp. visa and with, in my case, AZ plates and driving equally both in Mexico and the U.S., are you paying for U.S. auto insurance as well as for Mexican auto insurance?



Also, say you live in SC and buy a car in Mexico and driving with Mexican plates. I presume you have to have Mexican auto insurance but when driving your car with Mexican plates in the U.S., do you have to buy auto insurance in Mexico for coverage when driving in the U.S.?



Having to carry U.S. auto insurance and Mexican auto insurance with primary residence in Mexico, sounds rather excessive. Not sure how this works. Any info will be helpful.

Thanks!

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