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Joseph asks…

What’s the longest one would be aloud to stay in Mexico with only a Passport?

I have no clue where to find this answer because I know nothing about traveling. I was just wondering what’s the longest amount of time a US citizen would be aloud to stay in Mexico if they had a passport?

Tijuana answers:

You can visit in the border zone only for up to 72 hours without a tourist permit ( FMM) If you want to go beyond the border zone or stay longer, you must get a tourist permit at the border ( or on the plane if you are flying.) This tourist permit is good for up to 180 days. Citizens of some countries must apply for an actual visa to enter mexico ( not Americans or Canadians and many others too.) To actually live in mexico, there are several types of residence visas available.

William asks…

How get a book about Mexico Real Estate Laws ?

I need a Mexico Real Estate Laws book in english, but I don’t have any author of title. Any suggestion?

Tijuana answers:

Tittle: How to buy real estate in Mexico by Dennis John Peyton
(Good to give you a general idea). AMAZON

One thing :
Each State in Mexico has it own Real Estate Law and there may be changes from year to year. (Getting a translation of each of this codes, or rules will be really difficult but books like the one above or the info below will give you an introduction)

This Law is part of Mexican Civil Law, and under the categories of INMUEBLES (real estate), and Muebles (literally property that can be move like cars); and is based on the Mexican Constitution. But so many other areas come into play when buying property in Mexico and there are so many Bureaucratic procedures that only a well seasoned and knowledgeable Lawyer should be in charge.

Although you can get familiarize with this laws and specially the limitations and requirements for foreigners to own land or property; you should never attempt to do any deal without consulting a Lawyer of Good Reputation.

Also for any Real Estate Transaction get familiarize with Mexican:

Tax Law
Federal Zone Regulations
Condominium Law
The General Law of National Properties
The Constitution and International Treaties (related to real estate)
The Foreign Investment law and its regulations.
Also transaction are always register in a Public Notary which are offices of Notaries Comissioned by the State, there is a limited number, so is not like here in USA.

This information is from a site that also tries to sell Real Estate so I can not attest for the accuracy, and I am not in any way recommending what he (or they) sell; (I am only including the link to give them credit for the info) (AND REMEMBER IT VARIES FOR EACH STATE) but it does give you an idea:

I.- Laws governing ownership and real estate.
Mexico is politically and legally organized as a federal system. This means that two orders of laws exist: federal laws, which apply throughout the Republic, and the local laws dictated by each of the 32 federative entities or States, which apply only in each State.
The subject of ownership and real estate is a matter which corresponds to the States, and which is governed principally under the 32 Civil Codes (1). However, there are some federal laws governing certain aspects of ownership and real estate, which apply as a single law throughout the Republic and including those concerning trade and industry and the rules on banks.

II.- The principles of ownership contained in the Constitution.

1) Ownership corresponded originally to the Nation (the State), which has transferred this to individuals.
2) The Nation can regulate real estate as dictated by public interest.
3) The Nation is directly responsible for the natural resources of the subsoil (mines, petroleum, gas, nuclear energy), waters (sea, lakes, rivers), which cannot be transferred to individuals. These resources can be exploited under concession (2).
4) Concessions are granted both to Mexicans, and to the foreigners who enter into a pact with the Mexican Government to consider themselves as Mexican for this purpose and not to invoke the protection of their Governments, which is known as (Clausula Calvo, or Barren Clause).(3)
5) Foreigners cannot acquire the direct ownership of real estate within an area of 100 kilometers along the borders with neighboring countries, or 50 kilometers along the coast (restricted areas).
6) Agrarian property (rural or country properties) consists of various categories; lots of common land (4) or communal property granted to common land holders or communities, which cannot be negotiated or belong to individuals. The existence of privately-owned agricultural smallholdings is also recognized.

III.- The different kinds of real estate.
In addition to the principles on ownership laid down in the Constitution, the National Assets Law and Civil Codes mention the existence of two kinds of property: that of public dominion and that held by individuals.

1) Property of public dominion is that corresponding to the Federation, States and Municipalities, and to special laws (5).
2) Property of public dominion can also be: property in common use which can be utilized by anyone (such as, for instance, air space, territorial waters, beaches, ports, roads, bridges or monuments) (6), that used for a public service and individual property.
3) Property of public dominion cannot belong to individuals (nor can it be transferred or prescribed, meaning that it cannot be transmitted or acquired by prescription). In order for someone outside the Federation to acquire property of public dominion (such as property destined for public service or unencumbered property), such property must be released from public dominion by means of a disincorporation ruling issued by the President of the Republic.
4) Privately-owned property consists of everything not of public dominion (of the Federation, States or Municipalities), or agrarian common land or communal prope

David asks…

what is the name and the amount of floors or stories of the tallest skyscraper in Mexico?

I got into a little debate with someone the other day concerning this question. I was told that Mexico‘s tallest building was 24 floors, and I couldn’t believe that. I think Mexico city is too big of a city, too modern of a city to have the tallest building only of 24 stories. Any known information would be greatly appreciated.

Tijuana answers:

They’re in an earthquake zone.

But you are right.

The Torre Mayor is a skyscraper in Mexico City, Mexico. With a height of 225 meters (740 feet) to the top floor, 230 meters (755 feet) to the pinnacle, and 55 stories, it is the tallest building in Latin America

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