KariJ

Moving to Sayulita

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Hi All!  My husband and I have our hearts set on moving to Sayulita or the surrounding area within the next year.  I am currently a corporate finance worker in Chicago (going on 17 years now) but am also a yoga teacher and have a lengthy background in restaurants.  I'm not bilingual but am willing to try and learn and am open to nearly any jobs available.  If there are any resources or other information/help you can provide, I would so greatly appreciate it.   Thank you so much! Kari

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You can't legally work here. Sayulita has lots of yoga instructors and restaurant servers.

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7 hours ago, Bob44 said:

You can't legally work here. The place is over run with yoga instructors and restaurant servers.

You did read where I said I'm open to any job? But thanks for the amazing help, my friend. 

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Any job? Do you know the wage structure my friend? House cleaners make about $ 2.65 USD per hour.  You still are not eligible to work.

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You need either a temporary residency with permission to work, or you need permanent residency, which doesn't require any special permission to work. Working in Mexico, at ANY job, unless you are working online for an out-of-country business, is illegal. It's great that you have your hearts set on moving to Sayulita, just make sure you inform yourselves of the laws and requirements. And if you are planning on moving to a foreign country, it would be respectful to do more than be "willing to try and learn" the language.

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11 hours ago, Bob44 said:

Any job? Do you know the wage structure my friend? House cleaners make about $ 2.65 USD per hour.  You still are not eligible to work.

I do know the wage structure and I do know it's illegal to work unless you have a work visa. I don't understand the sarcasm built into your responses to a person trying to research and ask people who are familiar with the area.  

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8 hours ago, mudgirl said:

You need either a temporary residency with permission to work, or you need permanent residency, which doesn't require any special permission to work. Working in Mexico, at ANY job, unless you are working online for an out-of-country business, is illegal. It's great that you have your hearts set on moving to Sayulita, just make sure you inform yourselves of the laws and requirements. And if you are planning on moving to a foreign country, it would be respectful to do more than be "willing to try and learn" the language.

Hello. I appreciate your response, thank you! I do know I need a work visa in order to legally work. The reason why I'm reaching out on here is because I'm researching this in all different ways; many times, asking people who have made this same move are the best ones to ask, which is why I thought people on this site would be helpful. If you wanted to move to Chicago or Arizona, I'm more than happy to help you out as best as I can.  Please know I do respect the country and the people and by saying 'willing to try and learn' means I literally will try my best to learn but I am American and have spoken English my entire life and I still have a lot to learn about my own language.  Thank you again for your time, much appreciated. 

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Well, if you are seriously planning to move here within the next year, I strongly suggest that you sign up for some beginning Spanish courses now where you live, or online, or using language learning tapes, rather than to start trying to learn when you get here. You will find your experience much fuller if you actually can understand at least some of what is being said around you. Many people who come to Mexico on vacation assume that most of the local Mexicans speak English, simply because the ones who work in the businesses which cater to tourists do. I can assure you that the majority of Mexicans, even in a tourist town, do not speak English, anymore than the average American is bilingual.

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I agree ? percent!

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I would suggest becoming familiar with the work and labor laws here in Mexico. Since you are not fluent in Spanish, getting you temporary or permanent resident card and permission to work will require you to hire a lawyer for translation purposes and to walk you through the necessary steps for obtaining your residency and becoming eligible to legally work in Mexico. All paper work will be in Spanish. You must also check online with what the requirements are for qualifying for your residency as it seems to constantly change. 

On SayulitaLife.com there is a section of some highly qualifies legal services that can help you with any questions you may have and walk you through the process of becoming legal to work and live here in Mexico. 

https://www.sayulitalife.com/sayulita-legal

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On 19/05/2017 at 8:28 AM, KariJ said:

Hello. I appreciate your response, thank you! I do know I need a work visa in order to legally work. The reason why I'm reaching out on here is because I'm researching this in all different ways; many times, asking people who have made this same move are the best ones to ask, which is why I thought people on this site would be helpful. If you wanted to move to Chicago or Arizona, I'm more than happy to help you out as best as I can.  Please know I do respect the country and the people and by saying 'willing to try and learn' means I literally will try my best to learn but I am American and have spoken English my entire life and I still have a lot to learn about my own language.  Thank you again for your time, much appreciated. 

Hola Señorita y hola to all Sayulita forum long time I did not post anything down here,

I moved to Sayulita 10 years ago, from Sonora, right now I am exploring places like Arizona, or further, maybe, so your insight will be appreciated.

I do agree with the rest of the forum speakers, but, I appreciate your will to visit Mexico and stay for a while participating with your knowledge and your activities with a new community.

Sayulita indeed has many yoga teachers, and servers, (I was one).

But do not let that discourage you, You can start a new business (fill up some forms, altought you will need to pay taxes etc...) i

or you can invest in our country, (a fundraiser for local kids who want to learn Yoga but can not afford it?) (or even an english teacher -just english policy/ for kids and adults with limited resources -(maybe house cleaners/construction people) ?but with their hearts open to learn).You can do fundme or even attempt to do it by your own, this will provide a better future and maybe a better income to us, Mexicans. (Babysitting and Guestrelatios, where also my jobs).

But the important thing: How you will sustain your self? with out affecting the established community in Sayulita? With out affecting Mexicans? Well IMOHO You can start a business in the states and bring it to Mexico?

etsy, ebay, dawanda? Etc

you can visit all those wonderful sale stores Nordstrom rack? Guess Outlets?and bring quality pieces you can sell online, even in mercado libre?  (This was my plan when I studied in Tucson some courses). 

And well living there, after many jobs, I ended up with a lovely Mexican business, (because I am Mexican of course) and did it all online, never sold a piece in Sayulita, or around, and well, I am more than glad to help you out if you decide to help out the Indigenous community in our country with bunchs of ideas for new lines if you indeed want to sell "offline"

but if you are in the finance world you know, online businesses are great, and you can help in the process and even start a trend!

I would like to read and know more about Arizona, as I like the desert. I am just learning about parks, around here, patagonia, those water falls with turquoise water. 

And maybe I can not live there, as in work there, as my job is in Mexico, but it is great to visit and study about economics or arts, and even take Yoga classes! That is not so popular here in Some parts of Mexico.

anyhow, hope you have an amazing time, and there are a bunch of options to do amazing stuff down there!

You will love the food! I mean chilly willis will stay with me for-ever, fresh catch by husband cooked by wife and her comadre, la michoacana pasiflora ice pops, always delicious. Coconuts and fruta by the beach with a lovely familia.

down here, well caldos such as gallina pinta is so popular, meat is good, and Zulas is always there, on the road,( first time visit at age 0 and so on, their soup tastes amazingly good always).

warm regards KariJ!

bienvenida a Sayulita, the land of dreams ;) 

 

 

 

Hola Señorita y hola to all Sayulita forum long time I did not post anything down here,

I moved to Sayulita 10 years ago, from Sonora, right now I am exploring places like Arizona, or further, maybe, so your insight will be appreciated.

I do agree with the rest of the forum speakers, but, I appreciate your will to visit Mexico and stay for a while participating with your knowledge and your activities with a new community.

Sayulita indeed has many yoga teachers, and servers, (I was one).

But do not let that discourage you, You can start a new business (fill up some forms, altought you will need to pay taxes etc...) i

or you can invest in our country, (a fundraiser for local kids who want to learn Yoga but can not afford it?) (or even an english teacher -just english policy/ for kids and adults with limited resources -(maybe house cleaners/construction people) ?but with their hearts open to learn).You can do fundme or even attempt to do it by your own, this will provide a better future and maybe a better income to us, Mexicans. (Babysitting and Guestrelatios, where also my jobs).

But the important thing: How you will sustain your self? with out affecting the established community in Sayulita? With out affecting Mexicans? Well IMOHO You can start a business in the states and bring it to Mexico?

etsy, ebay, dawanda? Etc

you can visit all those wonderful sale stores Nordstrom rack? Guess Outlets?and bring quality pieces you can sell online, even in mercado libre?  (This was my plan when I studied in Tucson some courses). 

And well living there, after many jobs, I ended up with a lovely Mexican business, (because I am Mexican of course) and did it all online, never sold a piece in Sayulita, or around, and well, I am more than glad to help you out if you decide to help out the Indigenous community in our country with bunchs of ideas for new lines if you indeed want to sell "offline"

but if you are in the finance world you know, online businesses are great, and you can help in the process and even start a trend!

I would like to read and know more about Arizona, as I like the desert. I am just learning about parks, around here, patagonia, those water falls with turquoise water. 

And maybe I can not live there, as in work there, as my job is in Mexico, but it is great to visit and study about economics or arts, and even take Yoga classes! That is not so popular here in Some parts of Mexico.

anyhow, hope you have an amazing time, and there are a bunch of options to do amazing stuff down there!

You will love the food! I mean chilly willis will stay with me for-ever, fresh catch by husband cooked by wife and her comadre, la michoacana pasiflora ice pops, always delicious. Coconuts and fruta by the beach with a lovely familia.

down here, well caldos such as gallina pinta is so popular, meat is good, and Zulas is always there, on the road,( first time visit at age 0 and so on, their soup tastes amazingly good always).

warm regards KariJ!

bienvenida a Sayulita, the land of dreamers 🌈❤️

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