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  1. This link might be of some help (scroll down), but it's already almost a year old:

    Requerimientos para obtener en México la carta de antecedentes no penales

    Some States are switching to on-line processing for this document, but I'm not sure if you can do so at the federal level.

    Also not sure what the current situation is in light of COVID, but a couple years ago, this was how it worked.

    If you do end up having to go to CDMX in person, the office is near Coyoacan. All the taxi drivers know where the office is located. The lines are often long (like hundreds of people waiting). If you're an old person, however, go right to the front and talk to one of the guards. There's a special line and special waiting room just for old folks and you will be moved ahead of everyone else younger. Also, no operating cell phones or other electronic devices allowed inside; must be turned off in the presence of a guard. Be sure to get a legible copy of the document dark enough to be copied and don't leave until you do. I was in and out in less than an hour.


  2. I've had good luck with these people over the past two years.

    America Ship

    Never had a vitamin or supplement refused.

    After you sign up for a free account, you get a unique shipping address in Brownsville, TX, where you have your supplier send the supplements.

    Their website is not easy to navigate, and the importation process is a bit confusing. But once you do it once or twice, it seems pretty straightforward.

    Shipments usually arrive in about five days via Estafeta.

    Costs after shipping, handling, import duty, etc., make them competitive with Amazon.com.mx and iHerb.mx.


    P.S. I have no connection with them, except as a satisfied customer.

  3. I've had good results for enlarged prostate problems with this product: Prosgutt¬ģ

    Serenoa repens is the botanical name for saw palmetto: Serenoa (from Wikipedia)

    Urtica dioica is the botanical  name for stinging nettle: Urtica dioica (from Wikipedia)

    Prosgutt¬ģ is made in Germany and was recommended to me by a urologist. Been using it for several years.

    About MX$630 pesos for 40 capsules at Farm√°cia Guadalajara.


  4. You need a pre-approved permit from COFEPRIS, a copy of which must normally be included in the package containing the pharmaceuticals before it arrives at Mexican Customs (Aduana). See here:

    Medical Permit for Importation of Health-Related Consumables (in Spanish)

    Scroll down and under the heading: Que no sean o contengan estupefacientes o psicotrópicos, que no cuenten con registro sanitario (Not a narcotic or psychotropic drug or does not contain them, and is not already a COFEPRIS registered medication) and select Modalidad D.- Medicamentos destinados a uso personal (Form D : Medications intended for personal use) (COFEPRIS-01-010-D):

    Modalidad D.- Medicamentos destinados a uso personal (COFEPRIS-01-010-D)

    This will open a PDF file in another window on your browser. Under the Formato heading, click on the button labeled Autorizaciones, Certificados y Visitas.

    Authorization Forms

    This will open a Microsoft Word file, which is the permit form that must be filled out. Instructions for filling out the form, including the required fields, will appear if you click on the button immediately adjacent.

    The completed form must be taken to your local COFEPRIS office for processing before the shipment is made.

    Good luck,



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  5. If you are a US citizen resident in Mexico and you receive your monthly Social Security payment as a direct deposit to an account in a Mexican bank and you have not filed a tax return with the IRS for 2018 or 2019, you will NOT receive a recovery stimulus payment by direct deposit.

    Instead, at some indefinite time in the future, the US Treasury will MAIL you a paper check to the Mexican address on file with the SSA. 

    More here at this link:

    Americans Overseas and access to recovery stimulus payments


  6. 4 hours ago, Diane613 said:

    How can I find out if these medications are available in the Ajijic area.

    Np Thyroid 30 Mg Tablet

    NP Thyroid is natural desiccated thyroid (NDT) derived from pig thyroid glands.

    As far as I know, no NDT medications are available in Mexico. This includes NP Thyroid, Armour Thyroid, and Naturethroid from the States, and Erfa Thyroid from Canada.

    Only synthetic thyroid medications are available here (like Eutirox = T4 and Cynomel = T3).

    Better bring a supply of NDT from the States if you're visiting...



  7. I need to deposit the equivalent of ‚ā¨100 euros¬†into a¬†bank account in Portugal.

    What's the best, i.e., cheapest, way to transfer MX pesos from a Mexican bank account to a Euro account?

    I would be reluctant to pay the Mexican bank to do a direct wire transfer because of the expense.

    TransferWise says they are not doing MXN --> EUR (yet).

    Any other suggestions?




  8. Be careful with raw milk and raw milk cheeses like queso fresco. Salmonella can happen anywhere, even in the States:

    Twenty-five Salmonella illnesses now linked to homemade unpasteurized fresh cheese


    Also, know your sources for raw milk! There's currently a brucellosis outbreak in an urban setting (a fairly rare occurrence) in the State of Guanajuato not far from San Miguel de Allende:

    Alertan por brucelosis (in Spanish):



    -- Don

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