Will you be affected by a reduction of the 180-day limit on remaining in Mexico?
16 Comments

  • Don & Lynn - 5 days ago

    We have been spending 3 months in Mexico for the past 7 years. Since that we spend in Mexico could well be determined by the whim of an immigration inspector it has become very much an anxiety situation for us upon arrival in Cancun.

  • Jon - 6 days ago

    What other country in the World allows people without proper means to live in their country permanently. This was brought about by those who stay 180 days, leave for as little as an hour and return to Mexico. The financials for residence are not that onerous, actually less than half of Portugal for example. This will eventually weed out these people. Those who claim to add so much to the economy should then be able to easily gain temporal status.

  • Gillian Macgregor - 6 days ago

    We usually spend 4 to 5 months in Mexico in the winter. Loss if our 180 day permit will probably mean we can’t go as our regular landlord does not like short term rentals.

  • Chris Hugo - 6 days ago

    May Kerr, you seem not to recognize that you are precisely in the target group, anyone coming as a seasonal visitor (i.e., "tourist") for less than 6 months may not be allowed the full time. The risk is inconsistent and arbitrary actions of those in authority at points of entry to Mexico, including airports and border crossings. We own a home here and it is our one and only residence. But, this is chilling even to us.

  • Brad Boner - 6 days ago

    I, being a practicing Libertine, am not affected by much. if Mexico sees fit to curtail visa time, well, that's Mexico's right. I do not believe finances are behind the move, so Expats crowing about longtime residents contributing more than tourists is a joke. Bet tourism cash influx far, far, far exceeds that delivered by miserly-shopping long-termers who may buy one loaf of bread a week and a handful of eggs. Tourists in Cancun and other hot spots spend more in one day that you a-whimpering Lifers will spend in a week.

    The curtailed Visas will allow for more circulation amongst the Expat arrivals, something that thrills me , a single man, to no end. In college, we called every arriving semester Godsend, as it brought us a new crop of sweethearts.

    Enjoy Mexico and stop agonizing over what El Tri does and doesn't do.

    Boner out...

  • May Kerr - 6 days ago

    Have been going to Mexico since 1987 and since retirement we spend 86 to 90 days away from the Snow in Canada.....so glad it will not effect us both as we look forward to seeing all our winter friends we have made over the years...Viva Mexico....

  • Sandra Cesca - 6 days ago

    My daughter stays with me for 5-6 months after her 6 month summer job in US is over. It includes housing so she lives with me when she's not there. She's been doing this for the past 5 years.

  • gregory - 1 week ago

    I have a permanent resident visa. I need to update my contact info with them so it will be interesting to see if anything changes.

  • Rick Helberg - 1 week ago

    I love living in Mexico, and have no plans to leave.

  • rizwan Rana - 1 week ago

    It does not Einstein to figure ou that long time visitors are lot more financially beneficial to Mexico economy than short term visitors. We almost spend four months in Mexico every year and spend many thousands of dollars on shopping, property taxes, rent, staff salaries Etc.

  • Rizwan Rana - 1 week ago

    One of the major sources of income for Mexico is tourism. By limiting the time any tourist can stay in Mexico is akin to killing the goose which lays the golden eggs???? ????

  • Paul Mulholland - 1 week ago

    People need to feel secure when visiting here

  • G. Brian McLellan - 1 week ago

    I went ahead and acquired my Permanente as I own a property here. Should have done it years ago as I’m only here 5-6 months a year. Now I can come and go as I please.

  • Byron Kirkham - 1 week ago

    Will really impact my brother being able to visit from Arizona. Pre-Covid, he visited for 6 mos per year. Doubt he'd come for a "brief" visit. He's visited since 2000.

  • Ray Penny - 1 week ago

    I hope this never happens If it does we are finished coming to mexico

  • Michael - 1 week ago

    I wanted to come to Mexico soon and stay for a good while, perhaps retiring permanently. I do not have the provable income to qualify for an immigrant visa so coming for 180 days, leaving temporarily and coming back for another 180 days seemed like a fine alternative. This new development creates a lot more anxiety and effectively prevents any long-term rental possibility because of the uncertainty.

    Somebody please tell me there is a better way.

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