You and your family’s dreams are coming true! You’re finally moving to Mexico. After careful thought and consideration, it is evident that changing the pace of life is a must. Here are a few things to plug into your planning for your big move!
Location, Location, Location
Where in this new country are you going to move? Will you choose to live somewhere you’ve already visited, or go to a town you’ve heard great things about? Do both! Every city in Mexico is uniquely beautiful and have its own charm to offer. One of the most exciting realizations about this endeavor is moving to Mexico is not just for those who wish to retire! Mexico City is one of the leading cities booming in entrepreneurship and industry careers. Education is optimal in Mexico city and cities surrounding the area, but if you’d like to do a little research, this is a great place to start. With so much fun around you and opportunity, this is definitely a good choice. However, if you feel like it is not for you visit this list of resources to narrow down the perfect city for your future.
What to Love and What to Leave
Obviously, you have your entire life’s worth of belongings to hunt through before your move. It may be intimidating, but this part of moving is actually the most fun. Trying to keep moving costs down means really going through belongings and keeping necessities only! Most often, the recommendations of things to keep consist of minimal amount of clothes/ shoes, a light hygiene kit, necessities for children, important family paperwork (birth certificates, diplomas, marriage certificates) and obviously family valuables and keepsakes. Interestingly enough, it is also encouraged to sell vehicles and furniture to obtain maximum worth and put money towards quality pieces when arriving to Mexico. Try having a garage sale to make a little extra money before leaving, or take the philanthropic route and give it all to charity!
The not so fun part, but one of the most important pieces. Before moving to Mexico, you will need to apply for citizen’s visas, bring a passport for yourself and each family member, and your driver’s licenses. Fun fact: you can use your current driver’s license in Mexico and they will honor it! Feeling overwhelmed? Well, don’t. There are many relocation consultants that can help you with different services related to such a large move! Check here for highly rated consulting companies ready to take your call in many languages!
Remember these are just the little things that need to be taken care of before the big move. Most banks are easy to work with across borders and can even continue to be used in Mexico. If you’re wanting to bank in Mexico instead, preferences welcomed, remember to close out any existing debts, credit cards, and savings/checking accounts in the current place of residence. It makes it that much easier for the move!
Once these main checkpoints have been marked off your list, you can comfortably daydream until moving day! Finally living out a life in full, a decision you’ll never regret! We’re here to help you find your new or second home, your best rental options, or your perfect office space in one of the most beautiful locations in the world!
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