Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Mexico?
July 25, 2014 11:26 PM Subscribe
I want to move to make a permanent move to Mexico. How do I make this happen?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I would like to move to Mexico within the next year- ideally by mid-2015, but at the latest end of 2015.
I've looked up visa requirements and while they are pretty straightforward, but speaking to people, I've heard that the reality on the ground is a bit more complicated.
I am a freelance writer, but I simply don't have enough capital saved up to move over there as an entrepreneur, so my best bet is to get a job that will sponsor me to move there. However, that seems easier said than done. It's not easy to find companies that recruit for Mexico online, and the ones that I have found have websites that are entirely in Spanish. (I have every intention of learning Spanish when I get there, but I've discovered that immersion is really the only way for me to learn a language, so I haven't taken any steps to learn how to speak Spanish yet.)
My main skills are in research, writing and editing. I write reports, grant applications, articles, blog posts, web copy, etc. for all kinds of clients- from individuals to corporations to NGO's, and I have an MA in international politics and security studies.
I have the following:
A Masters degree from a university in England
Excellent research, writing, and editing skills (in English)
Journalism experience (not formally trained, but I've sort of fallen into the profession by default)
Upper intermediate French
Several years' experience living and working internationally
My question boils down to what can I do to build a life in Mexico? How do I find a job that can sponsor me to live in Mexico on a decent salary (I'm pretty flexible on this- depending on the job and if it's full-time or not, I would be willing to go as low as $30k/year, but am realistically thinking $65k) that I will at least somewhat enjoy? Is there a market for English language materials? What can I offer companies or organizations in Mexico without knowing Spanish yet?