My Life in México - Main Directory
Latest Update 22 January 2013
My Mexican Family:
Carnitas and Chicharrones - Part 1
shows the killing and dressing of a pig. It may
Part 2 shows the cooking.
Part 3 shows the making of chicharrones
Holidays and Fiestas:
This and That:
Archaeology in México under construction
News and Magazines under construction
Mexican Kitchens (Index) These visits to several Mexican home kitchens show slices of Mexican home life as well as instructions for making delicious Mexican food.
Building Projects (Index)
View the story of building a new house and another story of
remodeling an old house.
Due to failing eyesight, I can no longer answer individual questions. If you have a question that is not answered in these pages, I suggest you post it on MexConnect.
The new INM procedures are now in effect. The old rules are gone.
Your current visa remains valid. At it's regular renewal date, you will be welcomed into the new system.
My Book is being revised to include the new INM procedures. I don't know when the new edition will be ready
The new INM procedures handbook is here.
A summary of visa application requirements is here.
Quick first read -- We are sill in the opening zone of confusion, nevertheless, word is coming in from several INM offices that proof of income is not being required of those who are changing from No Inmigrante or Inmigrante to Residente Temporal or Residente Permanente..
Quick first read -- Grandfathering at your next renewal time
Inmigrante: An Inmigrante will have that time applied to the new Residente Temporal. If you have 4 years as an Inmigrante, you can go directly to Residente Permanente.
No Inmigrante folks will have their time applied to a Residente Temporal. If you have four years, you can go directly to Residente Permanente.
Caution -- These rules still seem to be evolving, so the final word must come from your INM office.
In the past it was not uncommon for local offices to put their own spin on some of the rules. That has changed. The new procedures are being closely monitored by the INM national office in México City. If you believe your office is being unfair or is misapplying the rules, you are encouraged to report your concerns to the national office.
I have temporarily disabled the links to these pages while I am learning/writing about the new stuff.
Pictures of the Visa Cards
If you have problems or special questions about your vehicle permit, you can e-mail the Banjercito answer man. He is bi-lingual: Sr. Erik Fernandez Carranza at email@example.com
Aduana has not yet updated their rules to reflect the INM changes, so I have disabled the links to the Aduana information pages.
Aduana Article 17 (Temporarily disabled)
Mexican Automobile Insurance including motorcycles and rental cars
Article 106 -- car rules (Temporarily disabled)
Safe Return driving out of the country with an expired permit
Finding Your Mexican Home (Housing)
Starting a Business This page is disabled pending more information regarding the new INM rules.
Permission to Work in México This page is disabled pending more information regarding the new INM rules.
Teaching English This page is disabled pending more information regarding the new INM rules.
Spanish Language Schools (under construction)
Embassies and Consulates lists all of México's embassies and consulates all over the world. It also lists the embassies and consulates of other countries in México.
The Constitution of Mexico in English, 2009
Mexican Spanish <> English Lexicons:
Food and Cooking Words This page is quite large, so the two-part download will take a minute or so.
Computer Terms This page is quite large, so the two-part download will take a minute or so.