Residency Visas in Mexico Series (Part 1)

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

Our residency visa in Mexico series will answer the most frequently asked questions we get at Mexico Relocation Guide.

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

What You Will Learn in THIS Video:

  • 00:33 The different types of residency visas in Mexico (Temporary residency in Mexico and Permanent Residency in Mexico)
  • 2:09 The financial solvency requirements for residency in Mexico
  • 3:47 Requirements for family members to become residents of Mexico
  • 4:42 Which family members you can petition to be residents in Mexico
  • 5:50 The Costs to Obtain a Residency Visa in Mexico
  • 7:46 The Differences Between Temporary and Permanent Residency?
  • 9:40 And what are the benefits of obtaining residency in Mexico?

Helpful Links

Up To Date Immigration Fees for Residency in Mexico

Income Requirements for Residency in Mexico By Consulate

Get Our List of Vetted and Recommended Immigration Facilitators, And start your residency process right away!

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. Horace Fox says

    We (my wife and I) would. like to retire in mexico. Both are receiving as but our checks are together only about 2200 and my wife’s pension from the state of NM puts our total income at about 3450 monthly. Will this amount be considered adequate for temporary residence visa. Thank you for being such a help to reveal the topic of Mexican residential questions. Does Albuquerque consulate process residency visas?

    • Mariana Lange says

      Yes- your combined Social Security Benefits plus your pension should suffice to qualify you for temporary residency in Mexico.
      Most likely your wife will be the main applicant, and you will be her dependent.
      Yes, the Albuquerque consulate does process residency visas. However, it seems most people do a walk in, vs having an appointment because apparently this consulate never has appointments available online.

      If you need help with the process, knowing which documents you need to bring, and help on the Mexican side of the process I recommend our COMPLETE Mexico Relocation Guide. We also give you a directory of immigration facilitators we recommend working with – see what’s included

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