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I want to get my Mexican fiance permanent residency in the United States with drug conviction

The 10 years probably refers to the 10-year INA 212(a)(9)(A)(ii) ban for being deported from inside the US, which is already over. However, I believe he also has a lifetime INA 212(a)(2)(A)(i)(II) ban ...
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Passport expired while outside the US

Because your passport was issued under the age of 16, you will need to apply in person. In order to apply, you'll need to: Find the nearest U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate Fill out for DS-11. This ...
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How do the legal systyems of Cuba, Costa Rica, Panama, and Ecuador compare to Mexico for retirees from the USA?

I have lived and done business in Panama for 12 years. There are hundreds of thousands of retirees in a tiny country of only 3 million people. Foreigners are considered as "superior" and are ...
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Is it possible to pay US Income tax, without paying state income tax?

You will want to set up a domicile in the state that has the tax laws you want. When it comes to voting, you normally vote following the regulations of the state you most recently were a residence of ...
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What are the monetary advantages to registering with Mexican Social Security?

Lets begin here I'm a US Citizen, working for a US company which pays 100% of my health insurance costs with a US company. I'm living in Mexico, which has "Social Security", which offers access ...
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What Visa do we need for the USA as NZ citizens?

If you're just attending meetings, you should be able to enter in B1 or B2 status using the Visa Waiver Program. If you want to stay for more than 90 days at a time, you would need to get a B1/B2 ...
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Are all modern TVs dual voltage? Moving from Asia to Mexico

Some TVs may be dual voltage but many are not. A dual voltage power supply is more expensive and few TVs are moved between countries. Check carefully before you buy a set. However, also consider that ...
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Can a foreigner register a car in Baja California (Norte)?

I haven't read/seen a source for this yet, but a lawyer friend of a friend has told us the following: I cannot own/register a car in Mexico without a Mexico driver license. I can drive a Mexican ...
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I am an american and want to marry my Mexican fiance. He lives in Mexico, but has a tourist visa now. Does it matter where me marry?

Here are some different ways you could do it: Marry in Mexico, your spouse does Consular Processing for an immigrant visa in Mexico Your fiance enters the US on the tourist visa, marry in the US, ...
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Remote international contract work - visa requirements

As we are now living in Mexico, I thought I would answer to outline what ended up happening with this. We applied for Resident Status (Visa de Residente Temporal) at the Mexican Consulate in New ...
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If I enter Mexico as a tourist, can I get a student visa while there?

As you're aware, citizens and residents of the US (and many other countries) may enter Mexico without a visa for periods of less than 180 days. That's what you plan to do to attend the event in Mexico ...
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Child born to LPR father, non-LPR mother abroad (in Mexico), mother died at birth

The child born abroad to an LPR mother during a temporary trip abroad, can enter the US as an immigrant without needing an immigrant visa, if brought to the US within 2 years of birth accompanied by ...
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How can I find an affordable first credit card in Mexico?

First, some theory. Any foreigner can get a credit card & a credit rating in Mexico as long as you have FM2 or FM3, which are similar to resident cards, and the actual resident cards (which are ...
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Moving my car to Tijuana, Mexico from the US

Yucatan Expatriates Services posts the details on how to take your car into Mexico (including a print version). I have no affiliation with YES. How to Bring your Car into Mexico By Yucatan ...
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Traveling to Mexico while in the U.S. with H4 Visa and returning using Automatic Visa Revalidation

As an apology for the previous answer, in my defence I'll just note there is a difference between processing of visa-exempt and visa-required entries that always causes me cognitive dissonance. If you ...
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Is it possible to get a work permit in Mexico without a job offer?

No, to obtain a work visa, you need a job commitment first, The Just Landed guide explains. > In order to work in Mexico you need a Mexican work permit from the Institute of Immigration (Instituto ...
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"Residente permanente" - any max period of use limitation?

The Surviving Yucatan has an article with a good overview: Advantages and Disadvantages of Residente Permanente vs. Residente Temporal Immigration Permits for Mexico Residente Permanente ...
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Buy/Register car in Mexico

I was waiting to see if anyone with actual facts to offer would answer this, but since not I'll offer an opinion that may be a little light on facts. As in the US, in Mexico vehicle registration and ...
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Entering the US with car using J-visa

The answer is yes, to both questions. To the second, of course you can leave your car in the US when going home for visits. It just needs to have met all the legal and regulatory requirements (tags, ...
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How long can I drive in Mexico with a foreign-licensed car?

Will your resident status be as tourists, temporary residents, or permanent residents? And, where do you plan to be while in Mexico? When you enter Mexico with your car, if you're only going to areas ...
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What is needed for completion of Temporal renewal?

We have just been through this process and had approval granted for a further 3 year residency. Note that your experience will probably be different, and you may be asked for things that I have not ...
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Living in Mexico with soon-to-expire US passport

This US State Department webpage says to renew your passport you must apply in person at the nearest US consulate or embassy in Mexico. There is no mention of "extension." The page's text is: Apply ...
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Mexican Wife in UK Registering to Vote for Mex Election July 2018

As suggested in a comment by audionuma, the Mexican Embassy in London does indeed have information about this. The page for voters residing abroad does not appear to have a version in English, but ...
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How to bring a cat from Mexico to United States on a flight?

According to the CDC, import requirements for pet cats are pretty relaxed. However, additional requirements may apply based on the destination state, county, or city. For information about flying ...
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Can a minor live abroad without parental consent?

I don't know about the specific case of a minor who somehow manages to travel without parental consent, but in general treaties favor having custody issues decided by the courts in the jurisdiction ...
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Is it advisable for a Mexican citizen to apply for a TN visa while being in Canada?

As someone who has resided in Canada for nearly two years, you are probably best advised to apply in Canada in any case. A US consulate in Mexico would have more trouble verifying your information ...
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Can my girlfriend cross the US / Mexican border if her child is a US citizen, during COVID

No. Under INA 212(a)(7)(B), a nonimmigrant is inadmissible to the US unless they have a passport that is valid until 6 months after the end of the period of admission (or, for passports of countries ...
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Living in Mexico with soon-to-expire US passport

A US citizen is not required to maintain a valid US passport (although it might be a good idea to maintain one just in case). So, if you want, you could let it expire and only apply for a US passport ...
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Legal status of telecommute work in Mexico (with a temporary resident status)

When we applied for residency before moving to Mexico from New Zealand in 2016 we asked the consulate (during our interviews) about the need for work permits and explained that I wanted to work ...
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Can a foreigner register a car in Baja California (Norte)?

There are 'expediters' in MX who can assist you with registration of the car in other US states, including providing you with a mailing address in that state with notice forwarding to your address in ...
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