Home Mexico Forum Mexico Guide Mexico Resources Real Estate Healthcare in Mexico
Mexico
Resources
City Guides
Cigna International Health Insurance

Join Sign In
Cigna International Health Insurance

Mexico Expat Forum

Moving to Mexico from UK

Post New Topic
Liney79
7/27/2009 11:30 EST

My partner wants to move back to Mexico to live. I am 30 yo British Nurse and have another a degree in Hospitality. I don't speak much spanish and am worried about not being able to get a job. Obviously my plan is to go to school when I get there to learn Spanish. I don' expect to work for at least 3-6 month post move, however I will want my independence in the future and not be dependent on my partners wage. Do you think I will struggle to get a job in either of my professions?

Post a Reply

00abuse

RVGRINGO
7/27/2009 12:05 EST

You may, indeed, have to struggle. First, you may arrive in Mexico on a tourist permit (FMT) for up to 180 days, non-renewable. If you intend to stay, you will need to apply for an FM3 visa, which requires that you have foreign income/resources to support yourself while in Mexico. You will need a Mexican address and must register any changes. That done, you may seek work and the employer will have to support your application for government permission, for that specific job & location, to be added to your FM3 visa. Mexican wages are very low, especially for teaching English, if that's what you have in mind, and American English is preferred. The likelihood of a nursing position would seem, to me, a long shot and also not well paid. In the current economic crisis, the hospitality industry is really suffering. So, be prepared to support yourself from abroad, as required, for a very long time and, if you get lucky, you may find something once your Spanish is fluent enough.

Post a Reply

00abuse

experts in moving

Moving to Mexico? Crown Relocations owns and operates over 207 facilities in almost 54 countries. Their global network means they're unique in the relocations business and they're able to use Crown crews and vehicles wherever possible. Get a quote online by May 25, 2019 and you'll be entered to win 1 of 5 $250* Amazon gift cards.

Learn More Get a Quote

MegSondey
8/7/2009 15:53 EST

I hate to discourage you, but with the unemployment and under employment in Mexico, I'm not sure how easily you would find something in your field. I would suggest checking out consulates/embassies and/or hospitals that cater to English speaking and/or medical tourists. I would DEFINITELY do lots of research online before you make the move.

Post a Reply

00abuse

Expatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for expat health insurance in Mexico.

International Moving Quotes

Moving to Mexico? Get a moving quote.


Mail Forwarding to Mexico

Mail Forwarding to Mexico.


Expat Tax

Expat Tax Preparation, Expat Tax Professionals

Join Today (free)

Join Expat Exchange to meet expats in your area or get advice before your move. It's FREE and takes 1 minute!

Expatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for expat health insurance in Mexico from our partner, Cigna Global Health.
Get a Quote

Culture-Shock-in-Mexico-CityAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Mexico City, Mexico

An expat from New York City describes the culture shock she experienced living in Mexico City. She appreciates that people in Mexico City able to enjoy the moment instead of hurrying through life.

An expat from New York City describes the culture shock she experienced living in Mexico City. She appreciates that people in Mexico City able to enjoy the moment instead of hurrying through life. ...

Living-in-San-CarlosAn Expat Discusses Living in San Carlos, Mexico

According to an expat in San Carlos, Mexico, this expat-friendly area has lots of English speakers and plenty to do. From ample activities to opportunities to help charitable organizations, San Carlos has a lot to offer... unless you're looking for cultural immersion!

According to an expat in San Carlos, Mexico, this expat-friendly area has lots of English speakers and plenty to do. From ample activities to opportunities to help charitable organizations, San Carlo...

Book Review: "Mexico: The Trick is Living Here"

Julia Taylor's book is packed with practical advice and cultural insight and is a must have for expats and anyone preparing to make the move to Mexico.

Julia Taylor's book is packed with practical advice and cultural insight and is a must have for expats and anyone preparing to make t...

Crime in Mexico: Where are the Safest Places to Live in Mexico?

Where are the safest places to live in Mexico? The most unsafe areas are well-covered in today's news headlines, but those considering a move to other cities or towns in Mexico should carefully research their possible destinations, talk with other expats and visit before they move. This article highlights members' recent discussions and comments about crime and safety in popular expat locales and some off-the-beaten path destinations. If you live in Mexico, we encourage you to submit an update on your city or town.

Where are the safest places to live in Mexico? The most unsafe areas are well-covered in today's news headlines, but those considering a move to other cities or towns in Mexico should carefully resea...

10 Tips for Living in Mexico

Is it safe to live in Mexico? What should I bring with me to Mexico? How can I find a home? Expats offer advice on these and other topics.

Is it safe to live in Mexico? What should I bring with me to Mexico? How can I find a home? Expats offer advice on these and other topics....

15 Expats Talk About Life in Mexico

Expats share some insight into what it's like to live in Mexico on a day-to-day basis once you actually make the move and get there.
Expats share some insight into what it's like to live in Mexico on a day-to-day basis once you actually make the move and get there....

Mexico Guide
Other Links
Our Story Our Team Contact Us Submit an Article Advertising Travel Warnings

Copyright 1997-2019 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal