Moving to Mexico Changed Jeff’s Life. Here’s His Advice For Others

Jeff moved to Playa Del Carmen in 2019. But his move took him about 5 years of research and planning.

Here’s his advice on how to save time, save money, and move to Mexico the right way Jeff is still working from home in Mexico, and is semi-retired in mexico Although he works only a few hours a week instead of his usual 18 hr days back in New Jersey In this video, he shares his journey Moving to Mexico.

What his monthly expenses are. How he makes friends. Things to do in Playa del Carmen. Whether or not he feels safe #livinginmexico. And why he never plans to move back to the United States.

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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. Susan Ross says

    I would like to know your familiarity with Akumal, as working to move there – have been prepping for many months & now need to get my temp residency visa immediately to start my volunteering & work there now. I need help with getting the correct paperwork prepared & into the Consulate in Denver but don’t have anyone to help me with that & the system seems quite overwhelmed – I meet all requirements for the temp residency visa but need help getting forms done correctly in Spanish & getting an interview. I need to get down there just as soon as possible in the coming weeks/within a month. I am ready & will be looking for housing & getting to know & enjoy the community as soon as possible. I plan on moving my household down after assessing & securing “home base” for myself & my service dog. Please respond immediately – thank you!! Yours, Susan Ross [email protected]

    • Mariana Lange says

      Hi Susan
      We can certainly help you out. When you buy our complete Mexico Relocation Guide you’ll get instant access to the steps for getting your temporary residency. Which does vary from consulate to consulate. So we give you a high-level overview. If you would like help getting an appointment, knowing what documents to bring, and with the final step of the process in Mexico we also give you access to our directory of recommended contacts such as immigration facilitators that can help with all of these matters.
      Here is more info on how to buy the online guide and what it includes

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