Immigration & Visas

Get Assistance with Your Mexico Residency Procedure

When you need assistance and practical support with a Mexico residency permit application, renewal, exchange, or troubleshooting—our associates can help

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Obtain a detailed consultation and practical tele-support for your Mexico residency application and other immigration procedures

Get help to plan your approach when you apply for residency in Mexico, and practical tele-assistance as you make your own way through the process—from the initial application to exchanging your residency visa for a residency card.

This tele-support assistance service saves you time and helps avoid common mistakes made by applicants. Our associates check that your prepared documentation is in good order, they complete the application forms for you, and help you arrive fully prepared to file your application.

Initial consultation

Your service begins with a personal consultation by telephone/email/webchat that enables our associates to:

  • Talk about your circumstances and ask questions to help them understand your intentions.
  • Provide guidance and advice based on your situation.
  • Answer any specific questions or concerns you have.
  • Help to plan an approach for your residency application that is formed around your individual circumstances and intentions.
  • The service also provides ad-hoc advice and troubleshooting (if needed), as you move through the application process.

Appointments at Mexican Consulates

Most applications for residency in Mexico must begin at a Mexican Consulate. Your service continues with practical tele-assistance to help you through this stage of the application.

  • Our associate will help you to identify a Mexican Consulate that is geographically close to where you live, or that’s best suited based on your situation.
  • They’ll help you to find and schedule a residency application appointment with the consulate. Our associate will assist you with appointment scheduling in accordance with the policy and process in place at the consulate you apply at.
  • They can also help you to identify alternative consulates if the one closest to you is not suitable, or has few or no appointment dates available.

Preparing for your consulate interview

In tandem with assistance to set-up an appointment for your interview at the Mexican Consulate, our associate assists in preparation for your upcoming residency interview at the consulate.  This includes:

  • Preparing a customized checklist of the documents you’ll need to gather and take to the consulate based on your individual situation.
  • Giving support to help you complete the residency application form that is submitted to the Mexican Consulate.
  • Your official documentation and supporting evidence (e.g., certificates and bank statements) is reviewed and cross-checked by our associate for accuracy and completeness before your interview date.

See also: Typical time scales to obtain visas and residency cards 

Exchanging your visa for a residency card

When your application for residency is successful, the Mexican Consulate will place a residency visa sticker into your passport, usually within 10 working days after your interview date.  Our associate’s support continues through this next stage of the application.

  • After the Mexican Consulate places a visa sticker in your passport, our associate will prepare and email you the visa exchange forms and covering letter (in Spanish) that you’ll need to print out, sign, and present to the immigration office in Mexico.
  • Our associate also provides a customized checklist of the documents you will need to carry with you and file at the immigration office to make the exchange—and that must be done before the visa expires (usually within six months of its issue date) and within 30 days of your arrival date in Mexico.
  • There are no online appointments at immigration offices in Mexico. You need to attend in person and, depending on the location, you’ll either be given a service token for attention that day, or be given an appointment date to return another day.

Visa exchange support only

If you already have the residency visa sticker in your passport(s) and only need assistance with the visa-to-residency card exchange process in Mexico, our associate offers a fixed-fee service to assist with that procedure—see this page for details.

Assistance when you’re already in Mexico

Our associate can help you with these procedures when you’re already in Mexico and need advice or assistance:

Family Unit applications

When you intend to apply for residency within Mexico under the Family Unit rules, our associate can provide advice and tele-support to help you through the process.

Residency card renewals

All Temporary residency cards, and Permanent residency cards issued to minors, have expiry dates.  When you need assistance with your residency card renewal, our associate can provide advice and tele-support to help you renew/extend your Mexico residency status.

Temporary to Permanent residency

After four consecutive years of holding a Temporary Residency card you can opt to apply to exchange that for Permanent Residency. Our associate can advise you and provide tele-support through this exchange process.

This is not a line-hopping or application guarantee service

Our associate helps you to move through the procedures but cannot obtain preferential treatment for any applicant, and they cannot guarantee appointment date availability or ‘fast-track’ appointments or processing time scales.

This service does not guarantee that your application and/or any related documentation will be accepted for processing, or that your filed application will be granted by the Mexican Consulate or the immigration officers in Mexico.

Consulting and assistance fees for 2023

Our associate’s service fee options are designed to flex with your individual situation. Consulting and assistance fees exclude the government fees applicants must pay to apply for residency in Mexico.

Service offered Fees (2023)
3-hour package
This package of 3 hours of advice and support for US$299 is ideal for assistance throughout the residency application process.

  • Most residency application support cases for Single applicants are completed within the 3-hour consultancy package.
  • Each additional applicant typically requires about one hour of support in addition to the 3 hours.
3 Hours for US$299
2-hour package
This package of 2 hours of advice and support for US$219 offers best value for more complex consultations and/or procedures that typically take around two hours of consulting/support to complete. (See next section for typical times.)
2 Hours for US$219
Per-hour consultation and support
Per-hour consultation and support is charged at US$119 per hour with a one-hour minimum fee.  Per-hour billing is ideal when

  • you want to begin with an exploratory consultation; or
  • you want a procedure that typically requires less than 2 hours of support. (See next section about typical support times.)
Per-hour billing: US$119/hr
One hour minimum.
Additional time
Any additional time you may need for consultancy and support is charged at US$119 per-hour with additional time billed precisely as used.
Additional time: US$119/hr
Additional time is billed precisely as used.
Visa exchange only
If you already have your residency visa sticker(s) in your passport(s) and only need assistance with the visa-to-card exchange, our associate can support you through this process for a fixed fee.
First Applicant US$129
+US$99 per additional applicant
Temporary residency card renewal
If you already have your residency card(s) and need assistance with the residency card renewal, our associate can support you through this process for a fixed fee.
First Applicant US$219
+US$99 per additional applicant
Change from Temporary to Permanent residency
If after 4 consecutive years of temporary residency you need assistance with the change to permanent residency, our associate can support you through this process for a fixed fee.
First Applicant US$219
+US$99 per additional applicant

Your consulting and assistance time is valid for a full calendar year

Your residency application ought to begin in plenty of time before your move to allow for the typical residency application time scales.

You don’t have to use your consultation time all at once. Your consultation package/time is valid for a whole year from the date you begin working with our associate.

Typical support times required for common procedures

This table summarizes typical support times required for common procedures. Any additional time is billed per-hour, precisely as used.

Immigration procedure Typical time needed
First time residency applications
Tele-assistance when you apply for Temporary or Permanent legal residency in Mexico. Includes assistance throughout the entire process, from the consulate application to exchanging your visa for a residency card in Mexico.
Single Applicant: 3 Hours

+1 hour for each additional applicant

Family Unit residency applications
Applying for residency in Mexico under the Family Unit rules
2 Hours
Per Applicant
Consulate appointment only
When you only need assistance with making an appointment at a Mexican consulate (may also include identifying an appropriate consulate). Our associate can only book dates that are publicly available; they cannot obtain preferential treatment or ‘fast-track’ appointments.
1 Hour
Visa to residency card exchange
If you already have your residency visa, get help with your visa exchange
Fixed fee–see fees table
Temporary residency card renewal
When you want to renew an existing temporary residency card
Fixed fee–see fees table
Change from Temporary to Permanent residency
Applying for permanent residency after 4 years of temporary
Fixed fee–see fees table
Request of exit/re-entry permit
If you need to leave Mexico during an immigration process
1 Hour
Per Request
Lost residency card replacement
If you lose your residency card while in Mexico, or outside of Mexico
If you’re in Mexico: 2 Hours
If you’re Abroad: 3 Hours
Per Applicant

Questions before you request the service?

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