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Hi everyone, I am Stephanie and my husband is Miguel. We moved here to Monterrey almost a month ago. We decided to come and TRY to get his Immigration papers in order. I am in the process of searching for a job, I hope to be able to start work after Semana Santa.

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Hi everyone, I am Stephanie and my husband is Miguel. We moved here to Monterrey almost a month ago. We decided to come and TRY to get his Immigration papers in order. I am in the process of searching for a job, I hope to be able to start work after Semana Santa.
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Hi everyone, I am Stephanie and my husband is Miguel. We moved here to Monterrey almost a month ago. We decided to come and TRY to get his Immigration papers in order. I am in the process of searching for a job, I hope to be able to start work after Semana Santa.
Hi Stephanie! My family and I are also in Monterrey. Been here since August, 2010. We have only met one American expat since we have been here. We would love to meet more native english speakers. It has lonely for us.

I am retired, and I homeschool my 13 yr old daughter. I have two other daughters here also, one is married to a Mexican doctor. She is the reason why we came down here in the first place.

We spend most of the time in our home. Mainly because of the unpredictable dangers of driving anywhere, which have been VERY real in this area. We live in a secured neighborhood, but it still isnt that safe. We are going to Merida for three weeks in June, just to check it out. We may move there if we like it.

We have been commuting back and forth from Washington/Oregon to Monterrey every year for 12 yrs now. Mostly to visit my married daughter and grandkids. So if you need any advice or help, let me know. Especially if you need to know who the best doctors are here, this we know pretty well we think.

I hope all goes well for you and your husband. Stay in touch. I will try to figure out how to get you my email address. I check it daily.

Welcome to Mexico!
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Hi we are in Monterrey at this time. But going to Merida in June to check it out.

I am retired, and I homeschool my 13 yr old daughter. I have two other daughters here also, one is married to a Mexican doctor. She is the reason why we came down here in the first place.

We spend most of the time in our home. Mainly because of the unpredictable dangers of driving anywhere in this Monterrey area. Danger has been VERY real in this area. We have been here since August 2010. For this area, those gun fighting, drug-military/police random gunfights and other dangers that the US media write about are true. Unfortuately we have been very lonely because of this.

We live in a secured neighborhood, but it still isnt that safe. We are going to Merida for three weeks in June, just to check it out. We may move there if we like it.

We have been commuting back and forth from Washington/Oregon to Monterrey every year for 12 yrs now. Mostly to visit my married daughter and grandkids. We all want to move away from Monterrey soon. But first want to check out Merida or other similar areas near the beach and Yucaton before we make a final decision to leave this country or relocate to yucaton.

Can anyone tell me if there are expat 'families' with kids in the Merida area? Especially homeschool families?

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Thankyou TundraGreen. Is this my 5th post? I am trying to figure out how this all works. I realize I just posted two times just a few minutes ago, and said basically the same things in each post. I guess I was thinking my response to someone, would go to them, and my other one would show up somewhere else.

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Hi Stephanie! My family and I are also in Monterrey. Been here since August, 2010. We have only met one American expat since we have been here. We would love to meet more native english speakers. It has lonely for us.
Hello fellow Regios! I just moved here with my family in March. I live in San Jeronimo. My wife and her daughter ate Mexican and we have one daughter that was born in the US. I moved here for work because before I was commuting back and forth from the states every month for the last 3 years and it was taking a toll on my family. My US born daughter and I just received our FM3 Visas on Friday. We are pretty happy.

Feel free to send me a message if you want to meet and get together on the weekend for a BBQ and some drinks. It would be great to meet some more English speaking people here. There is a Monterrey Expat group that I still need to contact (need to find the info or google it again).

As for the safety here- We don't spend allot of time outside of the house either, however almost every day we drive to go get some food, house supplies, or I drive to the office here in San Jeronimo. I have driven around Cumbres, San Pedro, Valle Oriente, and all over San Jeronimo. I feel pretty safe here, even driving or walking. I could see if I lived in Guadalupe or San Nicholas I may be a little more reluctant to go outside. There has been allot of chaos going on over on that side of the city.

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Conorkilleen, how long did it take you to get your FM3?

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Conorkilleen, how long did it take you to get your FM3?
It took about 3 months for my process. Allot of the time lag had to do with the Mexican company (My US companies MEX location) paperwork and referral letters and documents. The rest was me going to the local Mex Consulate to get the "pre-Visa" work done, then moving here to MTY and completing the process at the INM office here.

I've heard it taking longer and shorter. I think it all depends on the circumstances.

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Brand new. I don't know if this is where I'm supposed to tell a bit about myself or not. I might be in the wrong place.

BUT, we're living in Guadalajara and have been here for about 9 weeks now. We love it, have a good support group of locals who are really great to us. We love our little condo near Bugambilias in Zapopan. It's a bit of a drive (20 minutes) to our place of service at the corner of de la Patria and Guadalupe, but not too bad.

I have one problem that I am just fussing with. I thought I would be able to get my medications mailed into the country and now find out that evidently that is illegal. I'm using Zoloft, or the generic of it which is utterly cheap in the U.S. and here sertraline is expensive, about $50 USD for a two week supply. I just hate that. Does anyone know of a legal way to get meds sent down here?

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