We know, Yucatán is a paradise. Life is calm and vibrant, kids can go out with their friends, the beach is usually a hop away, and the culinary and cultural offerings are seemingly endless. Plus, it’s one of the safest states in México. 


But you may be wondering if everything is really as good as it sounds. Actually, many things are far from perfect, but if you come from beyond México’s borders you’ll find two complications in particular: a new way of doing things and, perhaps, a totally different language. Sometimes the process of moving to a different country can feel complicated (it is) and can fill you with dread, but you don’t have to go down that road alone. 


Yucatan Transitional Services extends a helping hand to assist anyone who wishes to land on Yucatecan soil and make it their home, either temporarily or permanently. Yes, everyone, regardless of their nationality. Did you come to Yucatán as a tourist and would like to extend your stay as a resident? Or are you an exchange student interested in spending more time in Yucatán after your studies? They can help you too. 


Their services include assistance with immigration (visas), real estate, tours, certified translations, and maintenance, as well as providing access to drivers, insurance brokers, and a private clinic; the list goes on and on. If you need help with anything else, they can probably take care of it. “We do everything a new person needs in Yucatán,” Casey Leonard told me with a smile; she’s been living in Yucatán with her family since 1992, so she knows her stuff. Are you an expat? You’ve probably seen her participating in the Facebook group Expats In The Yucatan, where she often answers questions. She loves to help!


A New Opportunity Through YTS

For a few months now, and with a new immigration program coming into effect, Yucatan Transitional Services has been able to help regularize the immigration status of anyone who may have entered México before 2020, and is now on an expired (or about to expire) tourist visa. 


This program mainly benefits two groups: retirees living in México, and young people who “got stuck” during the pandemic. However, anyone who meets the requirements can go through the process and will be granted a four-year temporary resident visa.


If you fall into any of these categories or would like assistance moving to or staying in Yucatán, don’t hesitate to contact Yucatan Transitional Services. 


Yucatan Transitional Services
Calle 74, #498-C x 57 y 59, Barrio de Santiago, Centro
Tel. (999) 345 3737
FB: Yucatan Transitional Services
Mon. – Fri. 3 pm – 6 pm, Sat. 9 am – 1 pm



Editorial by Olivia Camarena
Yucatecan communicologist. Your favorite Assistant Editor. Writer, blogger, and bookstagrammer in her spare time. She also experiments with TikTok.



Photography by Yucatan Transitional Services for its use in Yucatán Today.


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