Mexico – Visas, Rentals Properties, ByPass Surgery, and Margaritas

Moving or Retiring to


You will be applying for certain Mexico Visas and you must prove you have a minimum monthly income.

That is a requirement to obtain certain visas – expecially for seniors. $1,150 a month for the first person in the family is approximate, due to the fluctuation in the exchange rate, and considering yearly increases set by the government’s Mexican Immigration Department’s Official Federal Requirement, but that’s a pretty close estimation.  If you own property in Mexico, you can cut that amount in half.  For the second person in the household, about half the amount of the first person is required.  This amount also varies as to which zone you want to reside in Mexico, A, B, or C, in 2010.   Read more in one of my newsletter reports: page 3.

There are rental properties available almost anywhere in Mexico.

And you may be able to take advantage of them to check the area out that you are interested in.  I always tell my readers to go, not as a tourist, but as some one who is really looking for a new place to put down roots.  Hang out at the native shops and restaurants.  Staying only in a lovely resort, in the fabulous pools, is not going to give you the real taste of Mexico you need to make your big decision as to whether you’re going to move south of the border or not.   Take a few trips to check things out.

Mazatlan, because of having every convenience, was our choice, but, there are places nearer the border.

And, sure, you can own property in Mexico.  In the interior you’ll get a deed – much like the States.  In the “excluded zone”, you can still own property, but you will do so through a Trust. Do download all my free newsletters and read all my reports and articles – you’ll find oodles of information to help you in your decisions.

Just heard a new one – at least for me – when life deals you a bunch of lemons – hey – make Margaritas :)

Mexico - Visas, Reports, Rentals, Properties, Chapala and Margaritas

Steep Roads of Acapulco

And, to end today, an email received from Marlene S.:   “Thanks for all the information on Mexico.  Your e-book was very helpful.  Thanks to it and a visit for the month of October, we are moving to Lake Chapala area at the end of February.  Less than one month!!!  In about two weeks I will have a different e-mail address. If you want it just let me know. And thanks again for the good tidbits, do’s and don’t’s,  etc.  Our friends from British Columbia just moved as well.  He was having some chest pains before he left but the BC doctors gave him a clean bill of health. When he arrived in Mexico things got worse.  He ended up having triple bypass surgery in Gudalajara.  It went very smoothly.  They gave the BEST and quickest care they have ever seen.  In a new clean modern hospital.  He may not be alive if he was still living in BC.  So Medical care is superb in Mexico. All for now.  Marlene”

Addition Feb 3, 2013 – the amount you need to move to Mexico has changed – see –

Do read all my free articles on Mexico on my sites, and enjoy.

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4 Responses to Mexico – Visas, Rentals Properties, ByPass Surgery, and Margaritas

  1. greg

    August 9, 2010 at 10:13 am

    we bought your living in mexico book 2 years ago are there any updates, as a lot has changed? thanks Greg

  2. Barbie


    August 9, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Hi Gary – I am sending you your order number – that’s what I had to look up. You may want to note it someplace. And, yep, I’m sending you the URL for the latest version in a personal email. Enjoy. Barbie

  3. greg

    September 18, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Thanks for the update. Greg

  4. Barbie -thanks to James & Anna

    February 20, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Hi Barbie,
    The video shows life just as it is there …. so interesting and natural! Thank you for sending it and also for the Visa/paperwork information… solved some unanswered questions we had been thinking about with regards to living in Mexico. We travel to Mexico frequently and really love it! Hopefully, we will be living there in the near future. Thank you again!
    Your Texas friends,
    James and Anna

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