When you need personalized advice and practical support to apply for residency in Mexico, our associates can help.
If you’re planning to relocate to Mexico, full-time or part-time, our associate offers flexible assistance options with no hidden charges. Communicate by email, telephone, or text chat and get detailed advice and practical assistance with your Mexico residency application and other immigration procedures.
The Mexico Immigration Assistance Service gives you a direct line to an experienced, English-speaking immigration specialist with over a decade of experience helping foreigners to relocate to Mexico.
How the assistance service works
The immigration assistance service provides tele assistance and support throughout your residency application or other immigration procedure.
- When you make a service request, our associate will contact you by email to request payment for the service.
- When you have paid, our associate will email you to confirm your service, and schedule your initial consultation.
- During the initial tele consultation our associate will:
- discuss your intended residency application or immigration procedure;
- answer any specific questions you have; and
- help to plan a route forward based on your individual circumstances.
After the initial consultation, the service works to provide practical tele assistance and support as you make your own way through the stages related to the immigration application or procedure you want to complete
Personal consultation and practical assistance
Your service begins with a personal consultation to talk about your situation, help you plan your application strategy, answer any questions you have, and identify the best route for residency given your individual circumstances.
The service continues to support you in practical ways as you begin the application process and work your way through the application stages:
If your application begins at a Mexican consulate abroad, our associate will help you to identify your nearest (or most appropriate) consulate and help you with scheduling the residency interview appointment there in accordance with the policy and process in place at the consulate you apply at.
Application forms and letters
Our associate will assist with the relevant application forms and write the necessary letter(s) in Spanish where these are required to support your application.
Document checklist and revision
Our associate will provide you with a checklist of all the documentation you need to gather in support of your residency application, based on your individual circumstances. The associate will also cross-check the documentation for accuracy and completeness.
Assistance with your visa exchange
The residency visa that gets issued to you at a Mexican consulate abroad needs to be exchanged for a residency card when you arrive in Mexico. Our associate will assist with this procedure by providing you with a list of documents you’ll need for this stage of the application, complete the online forms, write the letter requesting the exchange—and emailing these to you for your meeting at the immigration office.
Visa exchange support only
If you already have the residency visa(s) sticker(s) 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 this—see this page for details.
Family Unit applications
If you intend to apply for residency in Mexico based on ‘Family Unit’ —for example, if you are married to a Mexican national or an existing legal foreign resident— our associate can provide advice and assist you with the special processes involved in these types of applications.
Practical tele-assistance included
The service assists you practically with specific tele-support work as you make your own way through the various stages of the procedure, including:
- helping you to find your nearest or suitable Mexican consulate to apply at;
- assistance with scheduling your appointment at the Mexican consulate;
- providing you with a checklist of all the documentation you’ll need to gather as part of your application or procedure;
- answering specific questions and concerns you may have about the procedure;
- review of your documentation for accuracy and completeness;
- completion of the various application forms (in Spanish);
- writing the necessary letters (in Spanish);
- tele-support when you arrive in Mexico to exchange your residency visa sticker for a residency card;
- help to prepare for your visit to the immigration office in Mexico; and
- the service also provides ad-hoc advice and troubleshooting (if needed), as you move through the application process.
Not a line-hopping or guarantee service
Our associate helps you to work through the procedures but cannot obtain preferential treatment for any applicant, and they cannot guarantee appointment dates or ‘fast-track’ processing timescales.
This service does not guarantee that your application and/or any related documentation will be accepted for processing or granted by the Mexican consulate abroad or the immigration officers in Mexico.
Consulting and assistance fees for 2023
Our associate offers service fee options designed to flex with your individual situation.
This package of 3 hours of advice and support for US$299 is ideal for assistance throughout the residency application process.
|3 Hours for US$299|
|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
|Per-hour billing: US$119/hr
One hour minimum.
|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 of US$119 per person
|Fixed Fee US$119
Any additional time you may need for consultancy and support is charged at US$119 per-hour with time over one hour billed precisely as used.
|Additional time: US$119/hr
Time over one hour billed precisely as used.
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 timescales associated with making appointments and waiting for residency applications to be processed.
Your consultation package/time is valid for a year from the date you begin the consultation; you don’t have to use your consultation time all at once.
Typical support times required for common procedures
This table summarizes typical support times required for common procedures
|Immigration procedure||Typical time needed|
|Residency Application Package
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 application
Applying for residency in Mexico under the Family Unit rules
|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.
|Visa to residency card exchange only
If you already have your residency visa, get help with your visa exchange
|Fixed fee US$119
|Temporary residency renewal
When you want to renew an existing temporary residency card
|Change from temporary to permanent residency
Applying for permanent residency after 4 years of temporary
|Request of exit/re-entry permit
If you need to leave Mexico during an immigration process
|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
|Third Country residency application
When you apply for residency from a country other than your own
Questions before you request the service?
If you have a question about how the immigration assistance service works before you make the request, please contact us.
To purchase this service, please complete the request form below.
Our relocation consulting associates will contact you personally to organize your consulting and assistance service.
We can offer this service to Citizens of the countries appearing in the “CITIZENSHIP” list in the form below.