Guide to Securing Your Pension in Mexico for Retirees and Expats

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What is it?

The service is a comprehensive guide designed to assist individuals in Mexico through the intricate process of applying for and securing their pensions. This involves understanding the Afore system, navigating social security benefits, and ensuring all necessary paperwork is accurately completed and submitted.

Who needs it?

Our service is ideal for Mexican residents, expats, and anyone planning to retire in Mexico who want to navigate the pension system smoothly. This includes individuals nearing retirement age, employees with Afore accounts, and expats looking to transfer and manage their pensions across borders.


  1. Determine eligibility: Research the eligibility requirements for a pension in Mexico.
  2. Gather necessary documents: Collect all required documents, including identification, work history, and Afore account details.
  3. Contact Afore: Reach out to your Afore provider to initiate the pension application process ( ).
  4. Submit application: Complete and submit all required forms and documents to your Afore provider.
  5. Follow up: Regularly check the status of your application and provide any additional information or documentation if requested.
  6. Receive confirmation: Once approved, you will receive confirmation and details regarding your pension payments.

Required documents

  • Identification: Valid Mexican identification (INE/IFE, passport).
  • NSS (Número de Seguridad Social): Obtainable from Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) ( ).
  • CURP (Clave Única de Registro de Población): Obtainable from RENAPO ( .
  • Work history: Documentation of your employment history, such as employer records or pay stubs.
  • Afore account details: Information on your Afore account and balances.

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

  • It’s crucial to regularly update and review your Afore account and associated information.
  • If you have queries, reaching out to customer service at your Afore can provide specific guidance.
  • Combining pension benefits across countries may require additional steps; consulting with an expert in international social security may be beneficial.
  • Check the official Afore and IMSS websites for the latest information on requirements and procedures.


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