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  1. "They've realized that COVD isn't that bad." An unbelievably callous comment to the wives, husbands, children of the million that died in America and millions more worldwide. SunFan
    8 points
  2. There is no legitimate UBER service in this area. The locals use the term UBER to mean any driver operating as an "executive driver" or, a taxi without a license. I avoid them. If you do a search on this forum you will find numerous recommendations for drivers. Don't expect a cheap ride- gas is high, maintenance is high, and drivers must often wait while you complete your activity- however it does pay to shop around. Those recommended by some on this board are significantly higher than others.
    5 points
  3. In case you missed the last 2 sentences, a 30 peso fuse fixed the problem and the OP needs no further service on the unit.
    5 points
  4. [EDITED 22 MAY 22] A friend whom I helped process her Constancia just told me that the sentence she had to record first came up in Spanish; then changed to English. I think people are getting very confused by what is required for the July 1 law. Mexico News Daily helped with the confusion, by mixing the process for obtaining an RFC with that for the new Constancia de Situación Fiscal. They are two separate documents and needed if you plan to receive a payment by factura or payroll (think Mexico medical insurance reimbursements, new CFE meters, new phones, etc.) "Finalmente, se les recuerda que la obligación de la emisión de facturas electrónicas o recibos de nómina en el sistema la Factura Electrónica 4.0, para lo cual los contribuyentes pueden requerir su Constancia de Situación Fiscal, iniciará a partir del 1 de julio de 2022." July 1 is not the date by which all adults 18+ (temporary or permanent foreign residents and all Mexican citizens) must have their RFC--we each already should have an RFC in order to receive a legal factura or payslip; if you don't have an RFC, you slipped through the system. The July 1 date is to get the newer Constancia de situación fiscal--think of it as a certificate of proof (from SAT) that one's CURP and RFC are correctly registered to the person named. If you for some reason do not yet have a valid RFC, you need to get that document first by applying online, making an appointment, then going to Guadalajara to finish the process. (Eons ago, many of us got our RFCs online, after getting our CURP at the Ajijic Delegación. No longer.) The new Constancia de Situación Fiscal process can be done online on a laptop, but if you are not computer-comfortable, have difficulty reading on screen, or fear speaking a fairly long (printed) line in Spanish into the microphone to be recorded on the application site, you may need help. You need your name, address, including Colonia and cross streets (like Mercado Libre asks for), landline and cell numbers, emails (plural), your CURP number, your RFC number, a .pdf or .jpeg of the front and back of your immigration document (temporal/permanente for expats, INE for Mexicans)--that's the bulk of it. Here's the process. At https://satid.sat.gob.mx/ you create a personal registration with a username and password (with multiple email verifications to said emails before you continue), then add home and cell numbers and, at minimum, one email address (they ask for backups.) If you are not computer-literate, you will need help to take your photo and, along with your legal immigration doc (front and back), upload it to the site. You then have to read a silly—but long—sentence for voice recognition purposes. I think THIS part may be a problem for many, whether native or non-native speakers. Plus the text is blurred--mine was blocked by white surprinting as well--so seeing the sentence to record it is a bit dicey. You'll go through some more hoops then get another email (actually, I think I received text messages) that your info has been successfully uploaded. You wait, get a confirmation in a few days, then print the document for your safekeeping. I hope this helps you understand what is required, and how to apply for the new Constancia by the 1 July 22 deadline.
    5 points
  5. Not sure where it is at. Modern mural inspired by the Mesoamerican rain god by Tulum artist Felipe Cespedes. FELIPE CESPEDES\ https://mexiconewsdaily.com/mexicolife/ancient-god-tlaloc-is-alive-and-well/
    5 points
  6. ?? What is that about. I travel 1400 km on a regular basis on a car and I have never been stopped and have been doing it for 25 years.. Sure bad things can happen but a little common sense goes a long way.. If people are to live always being scared of one thing or another maybe they should not live in Mexico.. The US are so much safer.. Ha ha..
    4 points
  7. Has no one ever heard of proof reading? Have you ever read the posts on this and TOB? 😂
    4 points
  8. We know several people that went to CFE is Chapala and only had to give them their RFC number and CFE account number. Nothing else was required.
    4 points
  9. Latest Russian joke: - Putin's propagandists on TV said nuclear war is fine because patriotic Russians will go to Heaven. Heaven heard it and immediately applied to join NATO! — Garry Kasparov
    4 points
  10. So you hung out at a store for several hours each time to check the cooling temperature ? me think the problem is elsewhere 😉
    4 points
  11. OMG. So funny (the last two) and I'm out of reactions again. Here's another one from Natasha...
    4 points
  12. Check at the big Aceros place in Riberas (or any other). Looks a bit like schedule 40 galvanized tubular fence end posts 2 & 3/8 inch, and / or those commonly used for stop signs etc. Might be a bit smaller than that. Bring them the photo and see what they have.
    4 points
  13. Well, look, it was windy last night and now I have to clean the pool. Such problems.
    4 points
  14. 4 points
  15. To the liberal elites there will always be a reason to keep there servents masked from now on. Just watch the balls and awards shows... unmasked elite liberals with no masks being served by masked servents....yeah liberals just love the people....yeah to control them.
    4 points
  16. As promised here is my review of this service: Location is across from Vinos America and next the new pet shop. They pick up and deliver and speak enough english for most ex-pats. They take cash or credit cards and do not expect payment until you are satisfied. Our two units were rated at 5 liters of 02 but had trouble putting out 3-4 and now they put out the full 5 liters with no trouble. Questions?
    4 points
  17. Go to https://wwwmat.sat.gob.mx/personas/tramites-del-rfc Go to last option on the page: Validación del RFC (RFC Validation) Then 2 options: 1. Select "Consulta tu clave de RFC mediante CURP" (Check your RFC key using CURP) or use this direct URL https://wwwmat.sat.gob.mx/aplicacion/operacion/31274/consulta-tu-clave-de-rfc-mediante-curp . Enter requested info, and it'll provide your RFC. 2. Or select "Verifica si estas registrado en el RFC" (Check if you are registered in the RFC). This option simply states whether you have an RFC #.
    4 points
  18. Long story short, Jim Bowie's link was fantastic for information and made me realize we didn't have everything we needed that CFE was going to demand. We have old copies of SAT-issued RFC info, but not a CIF. If you go directly to the SAT site (sat.gob.mx), you'll find that you get into a never ending circle trying to gain access. When you try links for "forgot my password" or to even sign up for one, you just get redirected back to a page that requires...yes, you guessed it...a password or e-sig. On Youtube, I found a SAT site that actually will let you get your CIF online. There is one big caveat: you have to understand Spanish. If you don't, get a friend who does. The info is also transcribed at the bottom of the page (in Spanish) if you read better than you hear. You don't need a password, just your RFC number. Before you go to the site, download a front and back (on the same page) copy of your RP or temp card. If you're using your passport, then a one page copy of the information (photo, pp #). Make sure you have a valid (not made up on the spot) RFC number. If you're comfortable enough with your Spanish, then go directly to http://www.satid.sat.gob.mx. It's really very easy. You'll punch in your info, download your id proof and then have to record a video of you saying a phrase. You have plenty of time to practice and can always write it down and hold it out of camera range. Once you've finished, you'll be e-mail the CIF within 5 days. Hey, it sure beats the heck out of travelling to Guad! If you want the youtube video that walks you through it, here it is:
    3 points
  19. Well, if they do it like they do in Canada (don't know about the U.S.), they will fix the street first. Then they will dig it up to put in the sewer lines. Then they will fix the street again. Then dig it up to put it new water lines. Then they may fix the street again... or not.
    3 points
  20. We have a 2 ton LG mini-split air conditioner in our living room. About a week ago, we thought we' " crank itup" for about an hour. Grabbed the remote, punched the button and, nada! Replaced the batteries and still nothing. We called the repair company in Riberas and, after the usual of phone calls not being returned and texts ignored the technicians(?) showed up. They checked a few things and told us that the u it was shot, then, proceeded to try to sell a new one. Heidi and I discussed it and agreed to the purchase. After more run around, I cancelled the whole thing. Yesterday, a friend stopped by and put a new fuze in the unit (30 pesos) and it came to life! So, I guess my suggestion would be, be careful! Heidi and Rick
    3 points
  21. Plaza "dollar store" in Ajijic
    3 points
  22. We had ours done for bacteria, etc. at the Chopo/ISI lab in Ajijic. If you want chemical, mineral composition, etc, it used to have to go somewhere in Guad. Maybe others can jump in.
    3 points
  23. When we told neighbours in California we were hoing to.Mexico they told us we would be killed.. These people lived in central LA..
    3 points
  24. A different program, due to start nationwide in November, is suspended. The statewide Jalisco emissions inspection stations are still in business.
    3 points
  25. Not us Leafs fans.....too painful. SunFan
    3 points
  26. The one next to Coke has resumed, very slowly, to build again. They had lost their permit and returned deposits made on their condos. The Radisson has had to start paying their buyers interest as they have not finished on time. The loud parties are not at the marina but at an evento place not too far to the east of the marina and Real de Chapala.They usually have fireworks included with the loud music.
    3 points
  27. yes, mom and pop stores are cheaper. I go to them all the time and avoid Walmart unless there is one item i cannot get elsewhere. All our mexican friends say the Oxxos are more expensive also. One time we went to the new Vevero in riberas on the mountain side, got a quote for a 5 foot Tabachin tree, $2,800 !!!!! ($140 US) Went down the road to another one,,,,same tree....$120 pesos ($6).....lol....better shop around. Us, like many probably, when we first moved here we think the prices are pretty cheap, at least reasonable, then when you have friends with the locals, you realize how much you are paying through the nose!!! Went to the "gringo" chopo lab...got a quote for 3 tests....then went to my lab in Chapala.....one third the price for the same 3 tests !!!
    3 points
  28. It appears to be more convoluted than that. Mexico - Tax ID Number (RFC) - Sayari Learn This link states that one of the options is the RFC begins with the first consonant and first vowel of the last name. That is consistent with my RFC which starts SABO, not SHBO. There are different options if a maternal name is used. A room full of bureaucrats must of spent weeks coming up with this.
    3 points
  29. As my spouse likes to shout out the window every time we drive past TioSam's- "Mabe SUCKS!" Seriously, the worst washing machine and range I've ever owned and I bought the higher end models.
    3 points
  30. Probably this one: https://www.mi-rfc.com.mx/consulta-rfc-homoclave Note that this is not a Gov't site. It constructs an RFC from your CURP (which you don't enter), and explains how it's formed. Interesting thing here is that it successfully found my CURP from only name and DOB. Who the heck is www.mi-rfc.com.mx that they have such access? And, since INM is the only agency I've dealt with, SAT and INM would appear to share resident data. Mine's really new. I don't think they're bad actors, but again: who is mi-rfc.com.mx that they can look up a CURP assigned one week ago, in seconds? I keep telling "my" immigration lawyer that while I know she mostly deals with INM, and RFCs are SAT's domain, if she could Columbo-out the whole SAT thing it might be a new line of business for her expat hand-holding practice. Or an enhancement, if the rumors are true that INM will cooperate with SAT to assign RFCs to virgin residentes. I mean, it only makes sense. Her replies are very consistent. "You don't understand. These are two unrelated agencies, so it is impossible. Anyone who says this is lying." Well all-righty then, Señora Abogada. Whatevs. Unless I miss my guess -- and I well might -- it appears that a light-duty RFC is easy to get. If this is so, the question is what's such a number good for and not good for? And for what kinds of transactions do you need a more durable RFC? Let me send a message to the good folks at Two Expats Mexico and see if they can color this in yet (I'm a Patreon patron). LQ
    3 points
  31. This is just one of MANY instances of misinformation, retractions, lies or whatever you want to call them!!! The worse, worse it is (ie. larger numbers reported) the more $$$$$$$$$ and POWER. Thus hundreds of thousands got the Death notice or Diagnosis or hospitalizations reported, when they actually succumbed or had something else...FOLLOW THE MONEY!!!!!!!
    3 points
  32. Best roofer in town (Ajijic, Jalisco and surrounding area)s is Ruben Chavarria "El Chino" and Sons. We are from Canada and Ruben "El Chino" speaks English and they do amazing work. We trusted them so much that we left them to do the last 6 weeks of a large roof job on their own and they still kept in contact with pictures and calls. Ruben, the dad, was on the job site frequently making inspections, and his lovely sons were respectable, timely, courteous, hard working and cleaned up after each day's work. Amazing experience, we were so happy to have found them! I did not expect our roof disaster to be repaired so easily. They even did us a favor by giving us a visit asap to provide a quote as we were returning home soon. He used the best materials and the workmanship is impeccable. What amazed us was how they happily greeted us each morning and went directly to work with only a break to eat lunch (with laughter and song) and then went right back to the job. Also, very respectful of the home as they opted to climb the ladder to the roof daily, rather than walk through the house. I could go on and on, but I can't recommend them more, they are an absolute delight to hire for the job. Go to their website, to see their awesome jobs: http://www.elchinoajijic.com/ and their tel number Mobile Phone / Celular: 333 150 90 31 Phone / Teléfono: (376) 766 2327 Ajijic Jalisco México
    3 points
  33. With covid fear running out of steam the fear addicted and those who use it for control are looking for a replacement. This one is kinda ugly though, could you find something prettier?
    3 points
  34. Here: Brainy, retired Florida cop. High-quality expat info channel. LQ
    3 points
  35. In the past obtaining an RFC Federal Taxpayers Registry ID was not mandatory -- going forward it is. That's because the RFC number is moving beyond being used for tax purposes only and is becoming an needed personal identification number for many types of services, such as opening a CFE electicity account, signing up for internet service, or making appointments at government offices that have nothing to do with taxation. Today all Mexican citizens older than 18 years old must have an RFC. Since the RFC number is being used so widely, it's best for all foreign residents to have one too.
    3 points
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