Temporary resident visa Residencies Plan of Mexico (North America)

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Temporary resident visa

Foreign nationals and their families who wish to settle in Mexico may apply for a Temporary Resident visa. This visa comprises several categories such as Scientific Research, Economic Solvency, Real Estate Investment, Education, Marriage, among others.

The permit is usually issued for 1 year, but it is renewable annually for a further 3 years (3+1), provided that requirements are still met. Prior to its expiration, a temporary resident may apply for a permanent resident permit if he or she has continuously resided in the country for 4 years (i.e. has paid Mexican income taxes).

After 5 years of legal residency, a resident may be eligible for naturalization. To obtain citizenship they must have Spanish language skills and pass a test and interview about Mexican history, culture and values. Nationals of Iberia (Spain and Portugal) or Latin American countries may be eligible for citizenship after 2 years of legal residency.


Real Estate Property

You may obtain a temporary resident visa in Mexico, if you own a real estate property in Mexico with a value exceeding MXN 2,804,000.

Under this visa category, you may not be allowed to conduct lucrative activities, such as employment, in the country.


- Public Deed signed before a Commissioner of Oaths certifying that the foreigner is the holder of real estate property with a value exceeding MXN2,804,000.00 or its equivalent in USD.

Restricted Nationalities

No nationality is officially restricted

dual citizenship

Dual citizenship is recognized in Mexico. You are not required to renounce your previous nationality to become a citizen of Mexico.

Documents Required

  • Original and photocopy of passport
  • One passport-size photo
  • Bank Statement
  • Title Deeds or Proof of Registration of Real Estate
  • dual citizenship Yes
  • Family members included Yes
  • land ownership Yes
  • Physical residence required No
  • Personal visit required No
  • Language skills required No
  • Interview required No
  • Investment Single $140,000
  • Investment Family 4 $140,000
  • Minimum annual income -
  • Time to citizenship 60
  • Time to permanent residency 48
  • Visa-free countries 142
  • Financing available No


The United Mexican States is a countr located in the southern part of North America. It is the third largest in Latin America, with borders to the north with the United States of America, to the south with Guatemala and Belize, to the west with the Pacific Ocean and to the east with the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. It has an estimated population of 119 million people. Most of them have Spanish as their mother tongue, which the state recognizes as a national language along with 67 other indigenous languages. Its capital and most populated city is Mexico City, with a population of over 9 million, or 20 million when considering the whole metropolitan area. Its official currency is the Mexican Peso, which is the 8th most traded currency worldwide.

  • National Flag of:Mexico
  • Currency:MXN
  • Area Code:52
  • Capital:Mexico City
  • Continent:North America
  • Native Languages:Spanish
  • Population:112,468,855


With your new passport from Mexico you'll be able to access 142 countries visa free

citizenship benefits Visa-free or Visa on arrival to 142 countries including Schengen Area Canada Japan The right to live and work in Mexico at all times and all the rights associated with membership of the Mercosur Low cost citizenship Access to educational and healthcare benefits permanent residency benefits Be eligible for citizenship in a short period of time The right to live and work in Mexico without any time limit Access to healthcare and education system temporary residency benefits Warm climate Low cost of living Potentially profitable investment Travel visa-free across Mercosur Be eventually eligible for permanent residency


processing fees main applicant $129
total fees main applicant $129
processing fees spouse $129
total fees spouse $129
processing fees dependents -18 $129
total fees dependent -18 $129
processing fees dependents 18-25 $129
total fees dependent 18-25 $129
processing fees dependents +65 $64.50
total fees dependent +65 $64.50


Mexican tax residents are individuals who have established a permanent home in Mexico, or their center of vital interests is in Mexico. Mexico is considered to be the center of vital interests if more than 50% of an individual’s income is obtained from a Mexican source, or Mexico is their primary professional activities place.

Tax residents are subject to taxation on their worldwide income, while non-residents are taxed on their income derived from Mexico.

The personal income tax rate is progressive up to 35% on income exceeding MXN3,000,000. Nonresidents are exempt on their first MXN125,900 and subject to a tax rate of 15% on income between MXN125,900 and MXN1,000,000, and 30% on the excess.

Capital gains are treated as ordinary income, however those derived from the sale of securities listed in the Mexican Stock Exchange are taxed at a reduced rate of 10%. Sale of a main residential property is tax exempt. The exemption is limited to a certain amount and a sale every three years.

Dividends are considered taxable income and also subject to a 10% withholding tax, however a tax credit may apply for corporate tax paid. Dividends received from foreign entities are fully taxable and also subject to the 10% withholding tax.

Interests are included in the tax base, except those derived from certain exempted small balance accounts. Rental income is also taxable under personal income tax, although certain deductions may be available.

Mexico has enacted controlled foreign company (CFC) rules. Profits retained in foreign entities resident of considered tax havens, owned by Mexican tax residents, may be attributable, provided that the taxpayer has effective control of the administration of the investment, or the total amount is more than MXN160,000.

Municipalities levy real property taxes. Tax paid may be deductible on rental taxable income. There is a transfer tax between 2% and 5% on the transfer of real properties.

There are no inheritance taxes, nor taxes on net wealth.

The standard V.A.T. rate is 18%. Food and medicine are usually exempt.

Regarding corporate taxation, resident entities are subject to income tax on their worldwide income at a 30% rate. Capital gains are included in taxable income. Dividends from resident entities are tax-exempt, whereas those from foreign subsidiaries are subject to taxation. Usually a tax credit is available for foreign tax paid.

To learn more about the Mexican corporate legal framework, taxation and tax treaties, check out incorporations.io/mexico.

Property tax Yes
Transfer tax Yes
Inheritance tax No
Net worth tax No
CFC law Yes
Tax residency days -
Personal income tax rate 35%
Capital Gains tax rate 35%
Investment income tax rate 35%
Territorial taxation No

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