Residency Visas in Mexico Series- Pt1

If you want to know how to move to obtain a Mexican residency, this series will help you understand residency visa options in Mexico!

The 4 part series will help you be prepared to get residency in Mexico.

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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.

Reader Interactions


  1. Robert Armijo says

    You are a hard working woman. Thank you for your wealth of information but event more so for your sincere interest in helping subscribers navigate “expating” to Mexico! I will be watching with great interest to your “residency” presentation today at 4.30pm California time.

    I’ve expanded my retirement areas of interest: the first is my original La Crucecita location and the second is Rosarito where some my wife’s familia lives.

    I am an oldie Mexicano-Americano (with direct-line documented roots to the ‘segundo entrada’ into el Norte de Mexico aka now New Mexico) who considers walking distance to taquerias and a Catholic church primary comfort requirements. How I miss my ‘media naranja’, now in heaven!

    • Mariana Lange says

      I’m so sorry for you loss.
      And thank you for being a loyal follower of our blogs and information.
      Un saludo!

    • Carol Lynne Martin says

      I like this presentation. I think it is better than a live Q and A. Thank you very much.

  2. Pamela Jones says

    Hola Mariana, gracias por todo lo que haces! Por favor, ¿podría explicarnos cómo solicitar la renovación de la residencia temporal después del primer año como jubilado?
    Por ejemplo, para los que nos dieron RT por solvencia económica, ¿eso se considera una ‘condición’? ¿Necesitamos tener una letra o forma especial para decir que nada ha cambiado?
    ¡Gracias de nuevo!

  3. Max says

    Hola, can I apply for permanent residency prior to age 60 if I stopped working at 59 &1/2? Should I wait til 60 to make the process easier? Also, my wife is 2 years younger than I. Can I add her as a family member after my residency is approved.? How would she enter the country initially? Would she enter on a tourist visa until she can obtain permanent residency? Does she do all of her paperwork in Mexico? Or would she start in the US as well? That’s alot of questions. Thank you.

  4. Thomas Herzog says

    Thank you, Mariana! Your presentations are so informative and helpful.

    • Mariana Lange says

      Glad you think so 😃

  5. Dan Doern says

    Mariana, I’ve learned so much from your guide and return to it each time I want to know more. I have a few questions about permanent residency. If you plan to answer these in videos 2,3 or 4, please just say so and I’ll wait until those come out. Here they are:

    1. Is it necessary to own, or have a lease on, a property (a local address) to get permanent residency?
    2. Are there any Spanish language fluency requirements?
    3. Does the Mexican government recognize a legal, USA same sex marriage for residency purposes?

    Thank you!


    • Mariana Lange says

      1- It depends on the consulate. Most consulates do not require this but I have heard of some extraordinary cases where the consul wanted to see the applicant’s lease in Mexico to approve them.
      2- No

      • Dan Doern says

        Thank you!

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