Immigration Crackdown?

by Ironwood @, Wednesday, October 06, 2021, 13:44 (20 days ago)

Hope this link comes through. Might be of particular interest to a few Zihua regulars we know:

https://www.facebook.com/149005858457300/posts/4757653407592499/?sfnsn=mo

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Immigration Crackdown?

by saildawg @, Mississippi Gulf Coast, Wednesday, October 06, 2021, 14:18 (20 days ago) @ Ironwood

For those of us who refuse to do the Facebook thing, what is the jist?

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Immigration Crackdown?

by saildawg @, Mississippi Gulf Coast, Wednesday, October 06, 2021, 16:16 (20 days ago) @ saildawg

Immigration Crackdown?

by Ironwood @, Wednesday, October 06, 2021, 18:42 (20 days ago) @ saildawg
edited by Ironwood, Wednesday, October 06, 2021, 21:21

For those of us who refuse to do the Facebook thing, what is the jist?

To the "180 days in, 3 days in San Diego, another 180 days in" crowd, and the rest of the ex-pats and wannabe ex-pats who continue to believe that Mexican Immigration "doesn't care": you may be in for a nasty surprise. Succinct enough?

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Immigration Crackdown?

by saildawg @, Mississippi Gulf Coast, Thursday, October 07, 2021, 11:23 (19 days ago) @ Ironwood

Yes, and thank you. I found the video, but what you are saying helps me make more sense of it.

As someone considering a potential expat life in Mexico and trying to understand these things a little better, is it safe to say the following: The 180 day 3 day crowd is attempting to circumvent the temporary and permanent residency requirements and now Mexican authorities are gaining the ability to detect this behavior and are not happy with it?

Very interesting and informative, especially since several websites I have visited recently actually list the 180 day and 3 day rule as an absolute alternative to residency.

Thanks for the information.

Immigration Crackdown?

by mindpilot @, la Playa Buenavista, Friday, October 08, 2021, 09:58 (18 days ago) @ saildawg

We have been doing 180 in / 3 out for about a year and a half now simply because--due to COVID--we haven't been able to get a timely appointment at the San Diego consulate. Hoping to resolve that later this month.

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Dual Citizenship

by mexhapati ⌂ @, Dolores Hidalgo, Gto MEXICO, Sunday, October 10, 2021, 16:19 (16 days ago) @ saildawg

Verily, ...if you're going to be living in dual countries seek dual chitizenship.

just in resources, time and effort spent? it's..well worth it

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Immigration Crackdown?

by Yandosan, Wednesday, October 06, 2021, 15:40 (20 days ago) @ Ironwood

Rumor is that Mexico is gonna build a wall...

Immigration Crackdown?

by Keytime @, Wednesday, October 06, 2021, 21:04 (20 days ago) @ Yandosan

Just make sure your on the fun side when it goes up.

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Immigration Crackdown? Again.....

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Thursday, October 07, 2021, 11:40 (19 days ago) @ Ironwood

I saw this exact same video with the same guy, the same script, but filmed in a different location-by the ocean. That was early this year. Same story, same guy.

It's easy to be legal, it's not a big deal. Especially if you want to live in a country that you aren't (yet) a citizen of. Mexico makes it easy.

Immigration Crackdown? Again.....

by Ironwood @, Thursday, October 07, 2021, 15:31 (19 days ago) @ Talley Ho

I saw this exact same video with the same guy, the same script, but filmed in a different location-by the ocean. That was early this year. Same story, same guy.

It's easy to be legal, it's not a big deal. Especially if you want to live in a country that you aren't (yet) a citizen of. Mexico makes it easy.

I don't have a dog in this fight, but regardless of when or where this guy's messages originate, they seem to make sense, and I don't see him profiting from them. I think we all know someone who has used the "180 days in, 3 days out" system to enable them to live basically full-time in Mexico for years. Some have used it because they cannot meet the income qualifications for a resident visa. The warning is that those days appear to be coming to an end. The other warning is the requirement.....apparently in some areas of Mexico and not others.....to always carry original documents, (passport, FMM, other ID, etc)....or run the risk of spending a day or two in the hoosegow while the authorities check-out ones status. This last issue worries me: I always carry only photocopies of my passport, ID and tourist visa, the thinking being that if I got mugged, (I know, I know.....not very likely, but I know foreigners who have been) at least they wouldn't get my precious originals.
You're right: for most travellers, being " legal" is the best policy.

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Immigration Crackdown? Again.....

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, October 07, 2021, 17:49 (19 days ago) @ Ironwood

I saw this exact same video with the same guy, the same script, but filmed in a different location-by the ocean. That was early this year. Same story, same guy.

It's easy to be legal, it's not a big deal. Especially if you want to live in a country that you aren't (yet) a citizen of. Mexico makes it easy.


I don't have a dog in this fight, but regardless of when or where this guy's messages originate, they seem to make sense, and I don't see him profiting from them. I think we all know someone who has used the "180 days in, 3 days out" system to enable them to live basically full-time in Mexico for years. Some have used it because they cannot meet the income qualifications for a resident visa. The warning is that those days appear to be coming to an end. The other warning is the requirement.....apparently in some areas of Mexico and not others.....to always carry original documents, (passport, FMM, other ID, etc)....or run the risk of spending a day or two in the hoosegow while the authorities check-out ones status. This last issue worries me: I always carry only photocopies of my passport, ID and tourist visa, the thinking being that if I got mugged, (I know, I know.....not very likely, but I know foreigners who have been) at least they wouldn't get my precious originals.
You're right: for most travellers, being " legal" is the best policy.

Hoosegow = juzga'o (spoken with an accent similar to our local one), from the word juzgado. A police court or tribunal, often with a police station attached.

What's actually happening is the federal government is cracking down on corruption. For decades lots of people including some foreigners have taken advantage of corrupt officials and an archaic and corrupt system. But there's a new sheriff in town. I don't expect any magical swift changes, but I expect public officials will begin taking their jobs more seriously if they want to keep them. Aduanas was so corrupt they put the military in charge of all the ports.