Before you decide to move to Rosarito, we encourage you to take a look at the requirements in order to apply for residency in Mexico. Should you need help along the way, we can provide you with immigration guidance. For your convenience, these are the steps in order to apply for residency in Mexico:
1. Apply for an appointment at the Mexican Consulate located in the city and country where you currently live (Every Mexican Consulate should have their own website and a section for requirements to apply for residency, it is usually under the section called “Servicios para extranjeros”).
2. Go to your appointment at the Mexican Consulate, after meeting all the requirements you will be given a resident visa that needs to be stamped at the border or at the port of entry to Mexico by a Mexican Immigration officer of INM. (Every Consulate has a different income requirement; we highly recommend that you apply through the Mexican Consulate in Calexico if you are a U.S. citizen or resident since it is very easy to apply for an appointment).
3. Go to the border or port of entry and you will get a stamp on your visa that is only valid for 30 days. Within these 30 days you must go to the Immigration Office located on the 3rd floor of Rosarito City Hall to continue with the process.
4. Go to the Immigration Office and turn in your visa, from that moment on you will start the process to get your residency card.