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Podcast 006: Navigating Visas and Residency in Mexico: What You Need to Know with Dr. Gabrielle Smith, PhD

Our guest today is Gabrielle Smith, an immigration facilitator who helps clients navigate the process of obtaining residency in Mexico. Gabrielle shares valuable insights and tips on the immigration process, visa requirements, and necessary documentation.

The episode begins with an overview of tourist visas in Mexico, which can last up to 180 days. Gabrielle emphasizes the importance of the FMM and other documents necessary for immigration and provides guidance on dealing with immigration officers who may not be familiar with them.

Gabrielle highlights the benefits of using an immigration facilitator over an attorney, citing real-time evidence and a more personalized approach. She also provides information on residency rates, financial requirements, and the necessary documents for temporary residency. 

The podcast also covers permanent residency options, including financial requirements and the process of converting from temporary to permanent residency. 

Overall, this episode provides listeners with crucial information on the immigration process in Mexico and valuable insights from Dr. Gabrielle Smith, making it an essential listen for anyone considering retirement or residency in Mexico.

Please note that this interview took place at the end of 2021 and was posted on YouTube so many of the fees that Gabrielle discusses has likely been changed.  Most of the information she provides is still valid and important so we wanted to rebroadcast it here on the podcast.

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Key Moments : 

[00:02:35] Stricter rules for tourist permits in Mexico.

[00:06:52] Consulate income requirements vary; ask specific consulate.

[00:11:02] Temporary residency can be renewed for 1-3 years, saving on fees.

[00:15:30] Permanent residency is available at the consulate with conditions.

[00:20:26] No in-country requirements in Mexico for residency.

[00:23:09] Guide for Mexican immigration process and bureaucracy.

[00:28:33] Residency in Mexico requires document preparation.

[00:32:00] Remember the stamp on your passport.

[00:34:48] Active expat admin helps with Mexican residency.

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. 

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