Hiring A Facilitator in Mexico- Q&A

Blanca is a facilitator in La Paz who offers a variety of services including

  • Opening a fideicomiso
  • Opening a bank account
  • Obtaining your driver’s license
  • And many other things in La Paz

Blanca’s contact information can be accessed when you purchase our COMPLETE Mexico Relocation Guide https://bit.ly/3t0XePV Join me for this special Q&A to learn about her services and about La Paz

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Mariana Lange

Mariana Lima-Lange was born in Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. when she was a child. She spent every summer visiting family throughout Mexico and is very knowledgeable about Mexican culture, lifestyle, and traditions. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.

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  1. Steve Bayer says

    I am looking for a gestor to help me with naturalization in Leon, Guanajuato.

    • Mariana Lange says

      I don’t have a good contact in Leon Guanajuato. The closest I have are contacts in San Miguel de Allende.

      • Ken Hunkin says

        Hi: Mariana: I need a facilitator in SMA to open a bank account to pay bills (elec water cable etc) . Do you have a good recommendation? I do not speak any Spanish. Thanks in advance for any help.
        Thanks, Ken

        • Mariana Lange says

          Hi Ken
          Yes we have a recommendation In our online guide. If you’d like to get access to our recommended facilitators, you first have to purchase the Complete Mexico Relocation Guide
          You’ll get instant access to our contacts


  2. Jane Bowman says

    What is the average cost or estimate of hiring a facilitator?

    • Mariana Lange says

      Hi Jane,
      Every facilitator charges a different amount and based on the services they offer you.
      For example, is it just you they are helping? Will they also be helping you with your RFC and getting your CURP? Will, they also do your renewal?
      On average, you can expect to pay around $300-$600 USD plus immigration fees.

  3. Erik Forstreuter says

    Hi Mariana,
    I submitted a comment over a week ago and didn’t get a reply. Let’s try again. I will be relocating to Puerto Vallarta. How in depth are the resources your guide provides for the PV region? I’m looking to build a home there and would be interested in talking to contractors, architects, engineers and construction management firms.
    Thank you

    • Mariana Lange says

      Hi Erik,
      sorry you didn’t receive my reply but this was my reply to your other comment and also to your email

      “Does your guide have lots of PV specific information such as; immigration facilitators, lawyers, property managers, construction contractors etc?”
      My online guide has a great directory of immigration facilitators, lawyers and some property managers. But there isn’t a section for construction contractors.

  4. sophia Imperial says

    Hello Mariana, i cannot afford to buy the $495 relocation guide. Do you offer payment plans? For those of us that are on a budget, it is very difficult to come up with the entire amount all at once. Also, my husband and I are planning to retire to Mexico, but not in a few years. Can we apply for temporary residency while in living and working in the US? Can we rent a house long term or buy a home while in the US? Can we buy a car while in the US?

    • Mariana Lange says

      Hi Sophia
      I am sorry but I don’t offer any payment plans.
      You can absolutely apply for residency before moving permanenently and while you’re still working in the USA. You can also rent a house even if you are still living in the US although I would recommend you never rent a house without seeing it first. A lot of realtors do video walkthroughs if you cannot be here in person.

  5. Howard Gaddis, Jr. says

    I am still not sure when and where I plan to relocate to Mexico. At first I thought Playa del Carmen or PV. I am closely following your information. If I am going to b apply for permanent residency before i move, does it matter where I would apply?

    • Mariana Lange says

      Hi ! thanks for following my information. Some consulates will require you to live in the area for you to apply to become a resident. Some do not require you to live in that state or city. So it all depends which consulate you go to.

  6. Mayra Blanco says

    Hello Mariana,
    My husband and I will be retiring to Puerto Morelos in May 2024. We are visiting in November and would like to know who is someone in the area we can talk to. We were thinking of the 180 days and leaving and coming back, but I’m not sure that is the best option. Our income will be our retirement and savings here in US. I am a bit confused because I’ve heard different things of how to go about it, but we don’t want to make it harder, but easier. Your advice is appreciated. Thank you,

    • Mariana Lange says

      Hi Mayra!
      We have a variety of recommended facilitators in the Riviera Maya that can help you obtain your residency.
      To access our directory of recommended contacts, you first have to purchase our complete Mexico Relocation Guide.

      • Mayra says

        Thank you, Mariana!!

        • Mariana Lange says

          Glad it was helpful

  7. Jo-Ann says

    I am looking for a facilitator to renew my temp residency. I’m looking for someone to help me with the documents and make the appointment in Mexico City. That’s where I went last year for my card.

    Thank you!

    • Mariana Lange says

      Hola Jo-Ann
      We’re happy to help you! We have an excellent recommendation in CDMX that can help you with your renewal.

      All of our recommended contacts are accessed once you purchase the Complete Mexico Relocation Guide
      See what’s included

  8. Bruno Sobral says

    Hi Mariana, thanks for the information. It’s very helpful. In Brasil, where I come from originally, this is a professional that we call despachante. I hadn’t heard yet it exists in Mexico yet happy to learn it does since I need one here in Bahias de Huatulco, Oaxaca. How does one go about finding such a professional please?

    • Mariana Lange says

      Hi Bruno
      In Mexico we call them gestores 😊
      If you’d like a recommendation for a gestor migratorio or immigration facilitator, we have done the research and compiled a list of our vetted recommendations in our complete Mexico Relocation Guide.

      Our COMPLETE Mexico Relocation Guide will take the guesswork out of your move and answer the most basic questions on moving to Mexico. With our easy-to-follow online guide, you’ll have a smoother transition and it will save you hundreds of hours of research.

      In the guide, you get an easy-to-follow plan that covers:
      Residency Visas
      Knowing How to Apply for Residency
      How to bring your household goods
      Driving vs Flying
      How to get healthcare coverage in Mexico
      How the medical system works in Mexico
      Bringing your pets to Mexico
      What to know about taxes in Mexico as a foreigner
      How to find the best rentals
      Scams to avoid
      And a lot more!
      Plus, we also give you access to our complete directory of contacts across Mexico that help make your move a lot easier.
      We include contacts like
      Immigration Facilitators
      Rental Agents
      Healthcare brokers
      Medicare Advantage brokers
      International moving companies
      Relocation tour guides
      Private drivers
      Pet transport companies
      and so many more

      We save people hundreds of hours of research. And because we are continuously updating the online guide, you can feel confident that even if you are moving in a few years, you will still have the most up-to-date information.

      Check out what’s included here mexicorelocationguide.com/guide

  9. Mich says

    Hi Mariana,

    We applied for temp residency and were contacted by Portland Consulate to have an appointment. We were hoping to go in August but the consulate said we would have to contact them in June if we wanted to push it out for August. Do you recommend doing it sooner than later? We have limited vacation time and need to have a safe place (have kids with us) that can quickly process. We have Hermilloso as port of entry but do you recommend somewhere else like Puerta Vallarta or La Paz for quick processing?
    Muchas Gracias!!!!!!

    • Mariana Lange says

      If you don’t plan to apply until August, the consulate will not give you an appointment months from now.
      But if you can apply sooner, then schedule something sooner. However, you have up to 180 DAYS to travel to Mexico and finish the process. So I wouldn’t apply now if you cannot travel to Mexico in the next 6 months

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