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  1. On ‎10‎/‎27‎/‎2018 at 11:03 AM, bmh said:

    I did everythng myself from Temporary to permanent to citizenship and I did not speak Spanish when I got here.. I like to know what the process is and like to be self reliant  but everyone is different.. If you do not speak Spanish or do not feel comfortable dong it by yourself go to a facilitator or try and if you find it too difficult get a facilitator.

    Did you speak Spanish when you applied for Temporary? For Permanente? For Citizenship?

  2. On ‎7‎/‎10‎/‎2018 at 11:10 AM, chappy said:

    We are in Ajijic for the summer, plan to be back again for summers to come. Bought a house!  How long can we keep returning before we become temporal or permanente?  Seems to me that I'd heard we could come for under 6 months on the "tourist visa" (I think there's another name) for a limitted number of years before needing to have the temporal or permanente status.

    Related to that, is it true that if one of us is temporal we could continue to drive here with a US plated car? We were considering possibly doing that for several years before both becoming permanente.


    A few people who post here love to "scare" newcomers about what is needed in Mexico and how things work here. We have been coming since 1999, on a "tourist visa," as many call it. We have never had any problem, as Angus also points out. We come basically from first of June to late September, then again from late December to late February. We find Texas weather better for us the other months. When we get the "tourist visa", the agents giving us these "visas" do not use a computer, but do ask us how many days we want. We always say 180 and that is what they give. We always drive (passing through Laredo), as we know the roads and stops in these 20 years. WE get our car permit each time as well, as we return it each time we return to Texas(it being good for 180 days also). Don't worry, the "tourist visa" is your best bet for a few years until you make firm plans.

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  3. I don't think Canada has anything to worry about, as I'm sure the Europeans, or Mexicans, or Chinese, or Saudis will pick up all those products that the  Canadians currently sell to the Americans if the deal goes bad. The cars will be the first thing exported abroad. I can't see Trump backing down, so if Canada is not willing to even the playing field, the US will just do without or buy elsewhere, maybe from new Mexican businesses, as AMLO seems eager to put the Mexican people to work. That would workout to a big plus for Mexican investors.


  4. 15 hours ago, Ferret said:

    My comment was about countries (especially allies) ... and their leaders (which come and go).

    How about respect, diplomacy and compromise? 


    Agree with the respect (especially allies) unless you are screwing your friend and do not agree to "cut it out" as one Famous(?) American president recently said to his Russian counterpart !  :D





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  5. On ‎8‎/‎12‎/‎2018 at 6:29 PM, Ozalene said:

    Is it true that you have to have the original Car permit in the car?. We had a copy with the original at home. We were stopped today and the Policial Vial man said that we had to have the original or the car would be impounded. We got out of it, and dug out the original to keep in the car, but we are just wondering if that is actually the law. Can they really imound your car for not having original documents in the vehicle?" My husband and I are Temporal and he has a Jalisco driver's license.

    No. But they can use that "threat" to get a bribe from you if you are not up-to-date on basic driving laws. I suspect he got a nice "mordida" from you. 


  6. 57 minutes ago, ComputerGuy said:

    You know damn well I'm Canadian. And I learned more about the U.S., the people, the individual states, their economies, the GDP, and every other damn thing there was to know geopolitcally and historally by the time I hit grade 6. Way more than you ever learned about Canada, probably in your whole life. And your comment that I know little about it is taken from what I said? Show me where. No, don't proselytize: show me some facts. You can't, can you, because you are just throwing mud, as always.

    Well.mr. canadian, I happen to agree with his observation of you,  I do not hear what you are saying about the illegals as what the American Citizens are saying. In fact, what I hear is that the people are fed up with the trash from South of the Border coming to Our Country without an invitation. So, we elected a President who promised to keep his promises, (and lots has already been accomplished) and he is taking care of the Supreme Court(as promised), so we think it is just a matter of time before Big changes take place. He is already telling the World to treat us fairly, or kiss our ### (Canada included). One thing my grandpappy taught me was that you do Not mess in the affairs of your neighbors, and to keep your comments about them to yourself. Sadly, you did not have a grandpappy like mine. You have never seem me comment on your country and how it should be or is.

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  7. 13 hours ago, gringal said:

    Poor people from the States are not trying to come to Mexico to do work that Mexicans won't do.  Enough said??  But keep on...and on.

    Geez, that dog won't hunt anymore ! You gotta do a LOT better than that. But, keep on and keep on. You are not speaking to Democrats here, who will believe anything ! :D

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  8. 25 minutes ago, mudgirl said:

    I wish people would stop referring to undocumented migrants as "illegals". They may have committed an illegal act by entering the country without proper documentation and permission,

    THAT is EXACTLY why they are referred to as ILLEGALS ! THEY are ILLEGALY in the Country because they broke the LAW ! Rarely do "wishes" come true !  :D


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  9. 10 hours ago, lakeside7 said:

    Have you noticed the number of Central American "illegals" now asking for hand outs in Chapala.

    My friend in Guadalajara mentioned that there are significant numbers of them in the bus station and another strategic locations.

    I thought like in Europe, the first country they land in, that country  must give them residence 

    Mexico "gives" No One Residence. You either meet the Mexican Requirements or "Hasta la Vista, Baby " !  :D


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  10. 8 hours ago, Tiny said:

    A lot of them do have pride.

    We live in a row house so many people walk by the house. We leave an old garbage out front. Many people will drop in their cans wrappers as they walk by. I have actually seen kids run across the street to throw something away. Only time we have trash is when it is blown in.


    Are you talking about Lakeside, or another area of Mexico? Often what you say doesn';t seem to apply here?

  11. 2 hours ago, AngusMactavish said:

    San Miguel is:


    That is one thing that SMA is definitely not. If you have the funds and are into that type of scene, no place in Mexico can beat it as a retirement place close to the US, IMHO. It is all that Ferret says and more. You need to experience it for a while, if you think you will like that scene. For me, I loved it, but loved being near Lake Chapala more, so I gave up all that SMA offered me that Lakeside does not to be near the water. Lake Chapala is MUCH more Laid-Back than SMA, and offers much less, IMHO. Each to his own. Go

    Good people in both areas, and also "turds".


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  12. Mexicans expect the President to solve all of their problems when they elect him. They do NOT want to sacrifice to get to where they want to be. That is why they will always come up short. They are not prepared to give their lives so their children and grandchildren will have a better life.


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