05 January 2009
Starting over in Cozumel is both possible and doable.....
Ever sit at your desk and dream of moving to a beach paradise? Well, starting over in Cozumel is both possible and doable.
The beautiful island of Cozumel is renowned for its scuba diving. Tourism is a prime draw for Cozumel and the island's attractions primarily exist for tourism. If you are in the tourism business, relocating to Cozumel could prove to be a wise business move. There are also opportunities in the restaurant and hotel business. Cozumel was recently hit by two hurricanes, but has quickly worked to rebuild itself to its previous state.
Anyone who wants to relocate to Cozumel for a period more than six months needs to have immigration papers, which are called an FM3. It is a temporary immigration document that is good for five years and can be renewed each year. You can obtain it at the Mexican consulates in both the US and Canada. You can also get it in Mexico if you travel in on a tourist visa. Once you have had an FM3 for five years, you can apply for your FM2. It is also good for five years. After you have had an FM2 for five years, you can apply for permanent status. Many people use an attorney to help them with their paperwork. If you travel to Mexico on a tourist visa, make sure you apply for your FM3 right away. You do not want it to expire. Processing the application for an FM3 can take around eight weeks, so make sure you plan ahead for your relocation to Cozumel.
It is possible to purchase property when you relocate to Cozumel, although there are certain restrictions. You should consult with legal representation and insist that any document you sign have an English side-by-side translation unless you are fluent in Spanish. There are also places available to rent and many come with beautiful views of the water.
If you are a diver or love to fish, Cozumel will offer you some of the greatest recreation opportunities you can imagine. There is also a wide variety of restaurants and of course, great beaches. Unfortunately, there is not much else to do on the island. There are two Universities, however, for those wishing to continue their education. Before relocating to Cozumel, it is wise to take a vacation there and see if the lifestyle and amenities available would be something you would enjoy.
It is important that anyone relocating to Cozumel understand what to do in case of a hurricane. When you first arrive on the island, make sure you familiarize yourself with shelters and how to hear the latest news. The island is well prepared to handle any inclement weather, and with a little preparation, you can feel comfortable if a hurricane is heading your way.
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