It has been quite a while since I have written anything for my blog. Of course, the pandemic reared its ugly head and continues to do so on a smaller scale. Some people chose this time to start or finish a project. Me, well, I went into shutdown. No projects, no writing and of course, no travelling. That, for me, was one of the hardest things. Thanks to my friend and writing coach, Kathrin Lake, she gently prodded me to start writing again. I am writing a murder mystery book and I have decided to continue with the blog but in a slightly different fashion. Since I am not sure whether I will be travelling overseas I have decided to focus on Mexico. In particular, our thoughts and final decision on moving to Mexico. We are going to be exploring new areas to hopefully find one where we would like to spend the majority of our time. So, let us begin!
To live or stay in Mexico longer than the usual 6 months, we needed to apply for a Temporary Residency in Mexico from the country you are a citizen of. The process, if you are prepared with all the required paperwork only takes about 2 ½ hours and that includes going for lunch while waiting for the approval. The cost was minimal, $62.00 Cdn. It will vary slightly from month to month. You do have to qualify financially but if my readers want, I can go into that in another blog. We were approved for the first part. Now we must return to Mexico within 6 months of being approved to finalize the paperwork. Once that is done, we will receive a Temporary Residency card which will allow us to remain in the country for up to 4 years. After that, we can apply for a Permanent Residency. At this point, there is no financial requirements for the permanent one.
As some of you may know, we stay in Melaque ‘for the winter’ which is on the Pacific coast, 4 hours south of Puerto Vallarta. Why not stay there year-round? We think it would be too hot and humid. Also, they tend to have hurricanes and tremendous amounts of rain which brings on flooding. So, we have decided to try inland. We have not decided on our final choices yet but here are a few that we are considering.
San Louis Potosi
Do any of you have more ideas?