My website is full of useful information – my intent is to inform, to be concise and accurate. My information is based on extensive experience. Everything found here on my web site has been thoroughly researched. In San Miguel, I have more than 900 immigration processes annually. In addition, 290 more in the Puerto Vallarta area.
My education includes a three-year university degree in Human Resources. Hence, my Licenciada designation. My husband’s Canadian education has been evaluated by the US government as being more than 250 university courses and he is a Certified Human Resources Professional. He has worked in both countries in HR including the largest nuclear station in the world and a hospital in New Mexico. He provides all of our marketing and all the other services he does so that I may concentrate on my clients.
I have been consulting for ten years. The information you will find here is based on actual experience on the many topics I cover. I process visas every day. According to the staff of the various offices, I process far more residency visas, INAPAM cards and drivers’ licenses than any other individual in San Miguel.
I work closely with staff at various government offices such as INM (Inmigracion); State driver’s license office; DIF for INAPAM; Presidencia (city hall); SAT (taxation) and many others. I pride myself in these working relationships which benefit my many clients for whom I am very grateful. A typical day includes receiving and answering as many as 160 emails.
I offer a range of consulting services, all designed to help you make your life in Mexico easier. Whether you are coming to Mexico for the first time to live or renewing a visa or seeking consultation I am here to help. Mexico offers many benefits to residents including healthcare, driver’s licenses, car registration, the opportunity to earn income and much more.
I offer full transparency and total integrity. I believe in respect and professionalism in my interactions with my clients and I expect the same.
My husband and our daughter are my inspiration, my rock, my teachers.
What I do
Your first Temporary or Permanent Resident visa starts with a pre-approval at a Mexican consulate outside of Mexico. I can guide you through this process and work with you once you are in Mexico. I also process visa renewals and replacements.
For those with a foreign plated vehicle, it is understandable in many circumstances you may wish to keep your vehicle. The easiest method is to be a Temporary Resident which allows one to have a car from Canada or the United States, in Mexico for up to 4 years.
If you wish to earn income including as a landlord while being a resident this is available to you. I will complete your processes with Immigration.
I have personally travelled in Canada and the United States. I understand the differences compounded by a language issue for many. This allows me to provide a professional service in a timely manner.
Welcome to Mexico, my country, my home where the greatest consistency is inconsistency. I truly hope you come to appreciate all that Mexico offers including our people, culture, diversity, traditions, food, weather and geography.
A Little About Me
Each day my husband and I say how grateful we are for the support of our clients. I have a career I love. And, I have a team working with me including those not so obvious.
I was raised in Mexico City by amazing parents. My parents, 4 siblings, a niece and I lived in a 55 sq metre a (600 sq ft.) apartment with 2 bedrooms, 1 very small bathroom and bunk beds. My two brothers and mother still live there. My father, who recently died at age 95 worked mostly as a waiter. It is amazing how we even managed. But we have a supportive, loving family. Shortly after I graduated in human resources, I lived in many places in Mexico returning to Mexico City for several years and raising a daughter on my own for her first 2.5 years. It was not easy and I say this so others realize I am very well aware how difficult it is for some. We all have “our” stories and our history.
Fourteen years ago I met my Canadian husband. Then, I self taught in English. After a year in Ajijic, we tried Canada, in the winter. BRRRR.
I have also visited the US several times. All of these experiences have given me a better perspective of life in the rest of North America.
We came to San Miguel 13 years ago. We rented 2 different homes and then we bought an extremely basic house with a mortgage. It was fun and educational doing improvements and learning about construction, remodeling and landscapping in this climate. Again, I write this noting how humble were our beginnings in SMA. We take nothing for granted and we know the benefits of hard work, treating others with respect and professionally.
My point in posting this is to say, I am so blessed to meet hundreds of people annually, through our business. I know hardship and I know what it is like to do without. I meet clients from all over the world and many who share a similar story and others who are also very successful. Each of you inspire me. Each of you I appreciate.
Life is about the journey and I thank you for sharing a part of yours with me.