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Live In Mexico, Work In California?

wondering if anyone has thought about, or actually tried moving to Baja California (MEXICO), and crossong border (SAN DIEGO) to WORK (nursing). Beautiful new oceanfront homes at terrific prices in Baja, job in SD for the pay. ANYONE?? thanks !

Daytonite, BSN, RN

Specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt.

It would be a heck of a commute. I'm sure it can be done. I used to live in El Centro, California and there were people who lived in California, but went to work in Mexico every day. I'm sure the reverse is possible. It would be easy enough to go to Baja and talk with some of the Americans who live there to find out their ideas on this. You'll still probably have to pay taxes to the U.S. :scrying: I would think that there would be a few things you would have to do to retain your U.S. citizenship as well because you really don't want to change citizenship, do you?

We live in California & my husband works in Mexico, but I know tons of people who live in Mexico & commute into Ca. The commute really isn't that bad. The one tip I can give you is to get the Sentri pass. It allows you to bypass the wait at the border.

I know a couple of people who do this (not nurses). They live in San Luis Rio Colorado Mexico and cross the border to San Luis Arizona, Somerton or Yuma. They absolutely love it and stretch their dollar.

I have close family that lived in Europe for over 10 years, and one still lives there. Nothing needs to be done to maintain US citizenship however, to prevent breaking thier (Europe) immigration laws they had to visit the states at least 1 time every 6 months.

The biggest headache can be if there are issues that day at the border crossing, you can definitely be late for work.

zacarias, ASN, RN

Specializes in tele, stepdown/PCU, med/surg.

I've thought about doing this. Hundreds of thousands of people commute from Mexico to the US everyday. It's not a quick commute thing but it's surely doable.

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