In this episode of the Dream Retirement In Mexico podcast, host Risa Morimoto is joined by guest immigration expert Dr. Gabrielle Smith to discuss important aspects of moving to Mexico for retirement. The episode covers various topics related to obtaining residency, including the process at consulates, documentation requirements, and changes in visa issuance.
Dr. Gabrielle, who specializes in temporary and permanent residency consultation, also addresses the challenges of apartment hunting in Mexico City and offers tips for navigating the rental market. The episode highlights the option of using property ownership to qualify for residency and discusses the requirements for this approach.
They also emphasize the importance of understanding entry and exit requirements and the benefits of obtaining Mexican residency. Dr. Gabrielle and her team offer comprehensive assistance to those looking to retire in Mexico, helping with the visa process, relocation logistics, and bureaucratic tasks.
[00:06:37] No rhyme or reason to Mexico’s immigration policies.
[00:08:34] Translate, certify, and notarize documents for US consulate. Exceptions for marrying Mexican citizen or having child on Mexican soil.
[00:13:07] Airbnb incomes prove property ownership for residency.
[00:17:18] Significant increase in office locations and rates.
[00:23:10] 180 days to enter Mexico, convert visa.
[00:26:12] Residency and banking requirements for clients.
[00:28:21] Residency card needed, cautious landlords, challenging apartment hunt.
[00:30:55] Living in Mexico: insurance, banking, housing.
About Dr. Gabrielle Smith –
Dr. Gabrielle Smith, PhD is a mexican residency and visa expert based in Mexico City, Mexico. She specializes in helping foreigners from all over the world obtain their temporary or permanent visas to Mexico.