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Update to Mexico’s Naturalized Citizenship Exam Requirements

Nov 4, 2018 Update SRE standards have formally settled into foreigners over age 60 not having to take the history, gastronomy, governance, culture exam.   They do however still have to prove Spanish competency, by reading about 4 paragraphs of Spanish … Continue reading

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Native Mexican Corn Farmers Poised to Rock the Farming World

Aug. 21. 11, 2018: Mexico Rocks!       … again. Simple native farmers in the mountains of Oaxaca have grown centuries of 16-foot-tall cornstalks on very poor mountain slope soils. … How? … Illiterate-but-clever native Mexicans have been quietly developing … Continue reading

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Lost or Expired US Passport … Apply for an Emergency US Passport

June 13, 2018 Have you just lost your US passport while traveling … or discovered that your passport expired during your travels? Don’t panic. Go to your nearest US Consulate. Fortunately, they are great about quickly issuing temporary passports, that … Continue reading

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‘New’ Mexico Visa Application Form (in English) Issued by SRE-Consulates

June 13, 2018 The Mexican SRE Ministry (including Consulates) has issued a new .pdf form in English for people applying for visas to complete & submit when applying for a visa to come to Mexico: https://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/houston/images/visaing.pdf Notice that the form … Continue reading

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Quintana Roo Tourist’s First 2 Minor Traffic Offenses are “On the House”

May 18, 2018 Yucalandia staff enjoy tracking various tidbits on expat forums from around Mexico, and this somewhat-older item from TripAdvisor caught our eye: “El reglamento de transito estatal (de Quintana Roo) establece: CAPITULO XVII APOYO AL TURISTA. Artículo 241. … Continue reading

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April 2018 Update to Mexico’s Naturalized Citizenship Exam Requirements

April 26, 2018 Update As reported by Yucalandia on Jan 12, (Jan. 2018 Update to Mexico’s Naturalized Citizenship Exam Requirements) …  SRE has changed their requirements & policies for getting Naturalized Citizenship, by replacing their previous 5 multiple choice ‘Mexican History … Continue reading

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Time to Arrive Early for International Flights ~ Merida, Mexico

Merida Airport News Updates for International Flyers: March 10, 2018 Time to arrive at Merida’s airport (MID) ~ MORE ~ than an hour before flight departure times !   Due to US HOMELAND SECURITY ~ TSA REQUIREMENTS … our Merida … Continue reading

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