Can a foreigner get a Mexican passport?
The immigration process for foreigners who have no intention of returning to their country of origin is Citizenship by Naturalization. To apply for citizenship in Mexico, you must already be a permanent resident; or have family ties.
Can I get a Mexican passport if my wife is Mexican?
This method of naturalization or citizenship is an option for foreigners who have lived continuously in Mexico for two years previous to the application date and can prove they are married to a Mexican citizen. As a spouse of a Mexican, you will not be required to leave Mexico to begin the residency process.
Can a U.S. citizen inherit property in Mexico?
Yes, any property owned by a foreigner (using a fideicomiso) can be transferred to their beneficiaries after death. The best way to protect your property is to have a will, which can either be a foreign will or a Mexican will.
Can you get Mexican citizenship through grandparents?
To have birthright to Mexican citizenship, you must 1) be born on Mexican soil, or 2) be born to a Mexican citizen (one parent or both). So, both of your great grandparents are/were Mexican citizens. Your grandparent, their child, even if born outside of Mexico, could claim citizenship.
How does a US citizen become a Mexican citizen?
To apply, you must be able to demonstrate legal residency in Mexico for at least five consecutive years prior to the application date. This requirement is only two years if you have a Mexican spouse or child. Similarly, it is two years if you are a Spanish or Latin American national.
Is a marriage in Mexico recognized in the United States?
A civil wedding in Mexico is fully valid for legal purposes in the U.S., but a religious ceremony without the civil ceremony is not, as U.S. law only recognizes marriages which are valid in the country in which they take place.