The Best How-To Book on Moving to Mexico. Thinking about moving to Mexico? This is the best book for in-depth answers to your concerns about what it costs to live in Mexico, the realities of health care, and your personal safety. You get not only the laws and technicalities but the ways expatriates handle the bureaucracy and inconsistencies, rules often applied differently from one official to the next, one day to another. You'll learn about all 31 states and the Federal District (Mexico City) and how to find the best part of Mexico for you, whether you've got to have a beach, you love big cities, you must have cultural activities, you want the support of a region with many other English-speaking expats, or living your dream means finding an area undiscovered by tourists. You'll find out how to make the move--passports, visas, car permits, pet regulations, furniture shipping. You'll see what daily life is like--the ins and outs of keeping a car, finding an inexpensive apartment, building or remodeling, hiring employees, learning Spanish, staying in touch with family, educating your kids, getting a work permit, starting a business. Carol Schmidt and Norma Hair live in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, a UNESCO World Heritage site and expat haven, while Rolly Brook is the only gringo in Lerdo, Durango, and the three authors share their range of personal experiences. Youll even learn some geography, history, and cultural differences, which can be a jolt or a delight as you explore complex, contradictory, charming, and always exhilarating Mexico. $26.
Becoming an Expat Mexico will teach you how to transition into your new life in Mexico and save a ton of money and time beating your head against the wall in the process. It also explains all you need to know about immigration, international healthcare, retirement, earning an income abroad, moving with kids, what to ditch and what to pack, and more in a refreshing, tell it as we see it, style. Plus, we’ll teach you tricks to maximize your airline miles and the gadgets and programs that will make an international life a breeze for you. The Becoming an Expat guidebook series is unique because we are not in the business of selling real estate or a dream and it shows in our books. We simply will guide you towards or away from an international life. After all, it’s not for everyone. For more information and updates between editions see www.BecominganExpat.com. Also check out our podcast that's packed with free resources and expat stories at: www.movingabroadpodcast.com. $18
The relocation Bible for those considering leaving home and planting roots in Mexico. Step by step with the latest changes in immigration laws and regulations for bringing your car. All you need to know to make your relocation a success. $17.
People from all over the world are discovering Mexico's Lake Chapala as a great place to live a richer life – as a visitor, a resident ex-patriot, or as a retiree. This guide explains what other travel books don't: it includes up-to-date immigration, visa, and vehicle information. It’s a must-have for anyone considering moving to Lake Chapala, as well as visitors and current residents. This book includes: • Exploratory Trip Checklist • Move Planning Checklist (by week) • Border Checklist • Moving In Checklist (by week) • Comprehensive immigration, visa, and senior discount card information • Legal basics • Overview of Lakeside towns • How-to’s on utilities and technology • Medical care and insurance information • How to get vehicle permits, registrations, driver’s licenses • Banking, safety, police, shopping, pet care, and mail services basics • Guides to local customs and language instruction, and government services • • How to hire household help “A valuable resource for anyone visiting or moving to Lake Chapala. If you can, buy it before you come. At the very least, buy it the moment you arrive. Having this book when I moved here 11 years ago would have saved me many missteps and countless hours of research.” Judy Dykstra-Brown Lakeside writer and artist. More info at LakeChapalaReporter.com. $30
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