I'm an American, planning to relocate to Cancun for longer than 6 months. I've been gathering quite a bit of information about relocating to but am not quite sure about the order of things. Maybe you could help? It seems that, unless you already have an employer in Mexico, you must come in on an FMT (hopefully, for 6 months, if you plan to relocate). Once in Cancun, you can "change your mind" and seek work, then hopefully change to an FM-3, then eventually an FM-2 later, should you decide to become a permanent resident. Also, getting a job in Cancun is not really possible until after arriving in Cancun, correct? Once employed, in order to get the FM-3, I'd need to show three recent bank statements with consistent income. Any particular amount over a specified timeframe? Or do I need to show bank statements with income upon arrival as a tourist on an FMT? And what amount of money, if any, does Immigration expect you to have as an an extended tourist (180 days)? How do relocating tourists transfer money from their U.S. banks to Mexican banks? Wire transfer? Or is it preferrable to bring a Certified Check with funds in person in order to open a bank account in Cancun? What is the minimum amount for opening an account in Cancun? I'm planning on driving to Cancun in my own car but Title is under two people's names. What is required beforehand to bring my car into Cancun? Will I have to change Title to my name only, in order to do so, since I am the only one traveling? How much luggage are we allowed to bring into Cancun by car? Are there any restrictions? Must we have receipts for everything we purchased in the U.S. in order to prevent these from being confiscated or surcharged when we return to the U.S.? I'm also planning on bringing my two dogs and understand they need a health certificate from the vet. Are there other documents related to my pet's care that I should bring? My dogs are on medication. Is there a restriction on bringing prescribed medication into Cancun? In general, which documentation do I need to bring with me in when relocating to Cancun? Which documents are critical to finding a job and a place to live? Do any of these documents need to be translated in Spanish before we arrive in Cancun, or does translation become essential only after arriving on an FMT and later applying for an FM-3?