Monday, July 1, 2013

VISA-A VIS

I’ve been jumping through hoops lately…
Mexican immigration hoops…
As are many expats living in Mexico.
Yes, folks…
The Mexican government…
Is adamant that visas for foreigners are up-to-date.
Imagine that?
While I am not a citizen of Mexico
I do have a residency visa...
That is due to be renewed…
But this year…
The Mexican government is requiring lots of paperwork…
Like proof that I pay property taxes…
Even pictures of where I live…
Because they’re going to come and check it out.
Imagine that?
And there’s a chance my visa may not get renewed.
The fact that I own a Mexican corporation…
(and really, it’s not as impressive as that sounds)
Doesn’t matter.
What matters is that I jump through their hoops.
Because everything here is legal smegle with immigration.
Imagine that?
I’m not usually political in my posts…
But I just had to share this process…
Because I know most Americans…
Don’t know this about Mexico
Mexico screens all those who come into their country…
And ousts those that don’t belong.
Imagine that?
America?
Are you taking notes?
I’ll be gone for a week traveling…
Catch up with you next week

Always, Em-Musing


8 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

America needs to take note!
Hope you can jump through all those hoops.

The Desert Rocks said...
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The Desert Rocks said...

Yes, this is great. I'll tweet it to everyone!Have a great week!

DL Hammons said...

Tootles! Enjoy your travels! :)

farawayeyes said...

Not surprised, things were becoming difficult on STX, and THAT is a US Territory. Everyone (except maybe the continental US) is concerned about who takes up residence there.

Enjoy your travels. Hope they let you back in.

Donna Hole said...

I work in the welfare department in America. I see lots of Mexican aliens who refuse to jump through American emigration hoops to be legal. And why bother - have a kid born as an American citizen and you're home free with an instant income, and the authorities won't deport you for anything less than violent gang activity because you are the parent of an American citizen.

A couple of years ago Texas enacted state legislation where ANYONE could be stopped on the street and asked to produce citizenship papers. The president of Mexico said that was unethical. When the Texas Governor asked what HE would do to an American citizen that illegally entered his country, he said they'd be immediately exported, but America had civil rights laws that prevent the targeting of illegals for exportation.

One of my co-workers had to re-up her husband's LPR (Lawful Permanent Resident) card. It cost $650, and they had to list every time he visited Mexico since his legal entry into the States, his criminal record - including a DUI 22 years ago - his work history, etc etc. About 50 pages of facts and verification's.

Yes, I see why it is easier to just have a baby born in America as opposed to becoming a legal immigrant. The US (at least in California) will pay you to live here illegally.

Perhaps all you need do is have a baby in Mexico to bypass all the legal expense and paperwork to live there worry free for the next 18 years or so!

........dhole

Jennifer Shirk said...

HA. yes, imagine that. :)

Hope you get your paperwork done quickly.

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