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bh271 posted Single, self-employed, looking to move solo on the Mexico forum on April 26, 2015:
Hello all. I'm sorry to post this, I'm sure it gets exhausting hearing about this stuff, but I'm 27, I own my own business which does 90% of everything via the internet. Basically, I'm looking for either 6 or 12 months. I am looking for: 1. Monthly rent under 5400 pesos 2. Air conditioned bedroom 3. Internet for doing or at least updating my work 4. Within a cab-ride of a beach I don't need anything nice, just furnished. I could do a 1 room studio even, I'm not needy when it comes to space. I'd prefer to live most of my life outside the home anyway and just eat and sleep there. I am a former infantryman which means that I can rough it in comfort and style and don't need a whole lot. So I guess, I know this stuff, but what I don't know is: a) Where do I begin? b) What sort of town am I looking for? c) can I get the one prescription I need with ease? d) If you were me, what would you do? I'm a writer and a messaging/comms professional, and like I said I have international clients, so most all of my work is remote. But how difficult would it be to have a stable internet connection either at home or at a cafe? I've heard everything from go on a 6 month travel visa then see about extending your stay/renewing it. Thank you guys for being so open and honest. This is a really cool community. I appreciate all of your patience with reading this and your time for responding. Take care. Blake
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Gears2014 posted Northwestern Mexico safety on the Mexico forum on April 26, 2015:
Does anyone have first hand knowledge of current safety issues travelling down the Baja from Tijuana or Tecate? I'm planning a trip down the Baja to SUR via car.
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CoffeeSnob replied to the thread Cats to Mexico question on the Mexico forum on April 26, 2015:
CoffeeSnob initially posted:
I'm mostly clear on what I need to do to take my cat to Mexico via a land crossing but I am wondering about the health certificate being older than 10 days. Does anyone know if they splits hair on that in Tecate? I expect our health certificate for our cat to be about 14 days old when we arrive at the border, but I really don't want to get gouged by a California vet for a new certificate. Any thoughts on this 10 day old limit? Am I misunderstanding it?
CoffeeSnob replied on April 26, 2015 with:
Thanks NOK2mex.
NOK2mex replied on April 23, 2015 with:
Ours was 13 days old when we crossed at Nogales. They never asked for it so I do not know.
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MexicoToday replied to the thread health insurance while in pv on the Mexico forum on April 25, 2015:
davelynne initially posted:
We are thinking of moving to PV in a couple years, leaving Alberta...we would prob live in mexico for at least 10-11 months, then return a couple times a year to visit Alberta. I know a lot of folks pay out of pocket for dr visits etc while living in Mexico......im thinking added insurance coverage is wise, who do you recommend in PV.....thx
MexicoToday replied on April 25, 2015 with:
The choice of a lot of expats is to self insure, and take coverage for catastrophic events (heart attack, cancer..that sort of thing. Check out http://www.tiocorpinsurance.com/
delta90064 replied on April 24, 2015 with:
Aetna and MetLife both sell policies in Mexico with the usual pre-existing-condition limitations. When you arrive, go to the nearest private hospital. Each has an office in which health insurance is available for purchase. If you want to become a citizen, the public hospital system is almost free.
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NOK2mex replied to the thread Expat groups in PVR on the Mexico forum on April 24, 2015:
Viff initially posted:
Hello all, I am in Puerto Vallarta at this very moment and am looking for a group of expats willing to help me find a decent place to live/any other useful info would be great! I have a local cell number and can give it if anyone could help! Tyvm Dean
NOK2mex replied on April 24, 2015 with:
SEE http://www.expatsinvallarta.com/
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NOK2mex replied to the thread Immigration attorney recommendations on the Mexico forum on April 24, 2015:
Redy2Retire initially posted:
I am planning on moving from the US to Mexico and am seeking recommendations from readers on a reliable immigration attorney. Any recommendations, based on your personal experience, would be most appreciated. Also where/how to contact that attorney would be needed. Thanks!
NOK2mex replied on April 24, 2015 with:
I have an accountant in PV that speaks perfect English and is reasonable. He knows the ropes and I got my permanent.
Stuart replied on April 24, 2015 with:
Why go to the expense of an attorney? Start the process at the Mexican Embassy in your State. When you complete the ritual just come down here with everything - bank statements etc etc - and it's no problem. I can put you in touch with the man who did my Permanente and also worked for other friends. He is English-fluent, helpful and highly efficient and honest.
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LovingPV replied to the thread LGBTQ, Mexico on the Mexico forum on April 23, 2015:
LeiaRowan initially posted:
Does anyone know of safe Transgender areas in Mexico. I am retired and looking for a good place to move that is warm. I have heard stories of murder and others say that is nonsence,.. What is true, please? Thanx Leia
LovingPV replied on April 23, 2015 with:
In the 9 years that I have been in PV, the 4 murders of gays in town were all gays killing other gays due to love triangles or crimes of opportunity. The ex-pat community here is very accepting of all & it is very safe for a city of 350,000 people.
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NOK2mex replied to the thread Expat Input Sought on the Mexico forum on April 23, 2015:
synesthesia initially posted:
My husband and I are in the process of relocating from Acapulco and have had the following potential locations recommended by several people. We are in urgent need of narrowing down our choices ASAP and would greatly appreciate experienced Expat input: We are seriously checking out Lagos de Moreno in Jalisco, but the following are also considerations. Please comment, including adding any other cities or areas for serious consideration... and why: Lake Chapala San Miguel de Allende Any other recommended areas based on a good expat community in a safe area with a reasonable cost of living. We had considered Ensenada, but the issue of being so close to the U.S. border with potential police/drug/political activities adversely impacting life there was mentioned, so any confirmation OR correction on that information, especially from anyone actually living there for any amount of time, would likewise be appreciated. We thank any commentators, as this is obviously a very important issue for us.
NOK2mex replied on April 23, 2015 with:
SOUTHERN PV makes San Francisco look flat. Steep hills that are really kind of pretty. Actually the southern end is mountainous. Really good exercise if you are into that. I have a car. When it rains I have to use four wheel drive on the cobble stone hills. However as you move north it flattens out and becomes quite flat. If mobility is an issue you can find housing where it is not hilly. Most of the stores are on flatland. The bus system is unparalleled and cheap and goes everywhere but not up most of the hills. I live in a house in the mountains in the jungle and love it.
mannem replied on April 23, 2015 with:
One small point to consider is walking. PV and SMA have many steep hills. If you like to get around on foot or have mobility issues, that is a consideration. All three are charming places where expats thrive. Best of luck with your decision!
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kittvincent replied to the thread Not canceling a vehicle permit on the Mexico forum on April 21, 2015:
carney initially posted:
Not to get into a long story, but I'd really like to know the answer to this; I didn't cancel my vehicle permit some years ago, couldn't get a vehicle back in to Mexico under my name, and couldn't unravel the problem later at the border since I had since sold the vehicle. Is there a time limit where this problem goes away, or what can I do? Very unhelpful at the border. Thanks, I'm open for suggestions
kittvincent replied on April 21, 2015 with:
I have experienced this same dilemma. It was a mess to say the least. First off, I have a friend who has "lost" his passport a couple of times to get his car off his passport. We decided to jump through the hoops and do it right. You need an original couple of the title showing the new owner. We knew the person who bought our car so he went to DMV and got the paper. Then we used our immigration person locally and she filled out the forms and submitted the package to Mexico City. It takes about 6 months for them to get it off your passport. Good luck. This was several years ago and things may have changed. Kitt Vincent
MexicoToday replied on April 21, 2015 with:
IF it was years ago, your vehicle may have been recorded under your OLD passport. The old tracking system connected the TIP to a passport, and the connection was lost when you got a new passport. No guarantee...but we have seen it happen many times. The only way you will know is to show up at the border with another car and do not refer to your old problem. Sorry, but that is the only real option that comes to mind.
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Number13 replied to the thread Hunting Rifle into Mexico on the Mexico forum on April 20, 2015:
Number13 initially posted:
Has anyone brought a hunting rifle into Mexico. Just wondering if it's more trouble than it's worth.
Number13 replied on April 20, 2015 with:
You don't need a gun in the home to be a target of theft, you only need white skin.
RVGRINGO replied on April 20, 2015 with:
It is not worth the hassle and a gun in the home, of any sort, would make you a target for theft, if it was known. Store it with relatives, etc.
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