Why You Need a Legal / Mailing Address in the US or Canada When Living in Mexico

There is a very good chance that you will need to maintain a “legal address” in the US or Canada for all sorts of things, including for credit cards, ATM cards, and banking institutions.  You could use your sister-in-law’s, or your good friend’s, or one of the mail forwarding companies.

Please be aware that there are many US financial and other institutions that will not accept a permanent address outside the US and if they find that you do live outside the US, may even cancel your account.  (Most people just give them another US address.)

  • Decide what will be your legal US or Canadian address.
  • If you need to, choose a service that will accept your mail NOB(“North of the Border”; the US and Canada), scan it, and hold or forward whatever you need.