Mexico: Temporary Residence 

A Temporary Residence Visa allows freelancers, remote workers, self-employed people, and retirees to move to Mexico for up to 4 years.

Benefits (6 bullets)


Remote workers choose Mexico for its welcoming culture, amazing music, delicious regional food, and sunny weather. Mexico’s low cost of living also makes it a great space to start a side hustle or bootstrap a new business. With easy access to the USA, South America, and Europe, cities like Tulum and Mexico City are digital nomad hotspots.

Internet Speed

Fixed broadband: 48.35 Mbps download/19.52 Mbps upload

Mobile: 35.44 Mbps download/13.89 Mbps upload

Cost of living

No. 104 globally 

Income Requirements

$1,625 per month in remote income or a bank balance of $27,000


Application Process

Apply with your documents at a Mexican embassy or consulate abroad (schedule an appointment). You may be asked to complete an interview in English or Spanish and you will pay $40 for the visa.

Your visa should be processed within a few days.

When you enter Mexico, you have 30 days to process a Temporary Residence Card. First, fill out the request form

Complete the Formato Basico and the FMM form you received upon entry to Mexico.

Bring your documents, a letter of request, your passport, and the $218 fee with you to your appointment. Your first residence card will be issued for 1 year, but it can be extended up to 4 years.

Documents Required

Other documents may be required.

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