3 Facts about temporary residence in mexico
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3 facts about temporary residence in Mexico

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The temporary residence visa is a document applicable to foreigners with the function to support foreigners travelling to Mexico for extended periods of time. This visa allows one to stay in Mexican territory for a period of longer than 180 days and no more than 4 years, which is why it is so important to renew it if you are wishing to stay longer. 


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Other facts about the temporary residence visa


On countless occasions we have heard our clients say that they only came to Mexico for a relaxing vacation, but be careful! Mexico is a captivating, cultural, extravagant yet humble and peaceful country. It is not uncommon that on that vacation, you will want to make a home here permanently. If this is the case, you will end up applying for permanent residency and of course we will be here to advise you. At this moment, we want to share with you some important information about the temporary residency visa.


What documents do I need for this procedure?


  1. Original visa application form 
  2. Valid Passport or identity and travel document in accordance with international law (Original and copy)
  3. A photograph of the applicant
  4. Original document proving financial solvency
  5. Document that accredits your legal stay (Original and copy)


Our recommendation as specialists is that applying for temporary or permanent residency is a simple process with the right assistance. Certainly, having an immigration status of this type provides peace of mind and some benefits. Applying for residency is the best option if you wish to live in a stable manner for medium to long-term periods. It is important to note that if you are interested in working, then you will need a temporary work permit. The requirements are different but the benefits are the same.


Some of the benefits of the temporary residency visa is obtaining a CURP (Clave Única de Registro de Población). This will help you in the short term with the possibility of opening a Mexican bank account, registering a vehicle with foreign plates and using it in the country (as long as it is registered together with the temporary residency permit when entering Mexico). Temporary residency also allows travel in and out of the country without restrictions. 


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At Iniestra & Associates we are the #1 immigration law firm in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Isla Mujeres. The mission of our firm is to help our clients obtain temporary and/or permanent residency according to the needs of the applicant. Now that you know, when you need more information or advice regarding immigration issues you can contact our offices. 



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