Archive for the ‘Citizenship’ Category

Studying for the citizenship exam or just about Mexico in general

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CURP in Mexico (Clave Única de Registro de la Población)

The Population Registry Unique Code (Spanish: Clave Única de Registro de Población) or CURP is a unique identity code for both citizens and residents of Mexico. Each CURP code is a unique, alphanumeric 18-character string intended to prevent duplicate entries.

Typically you get one for the first time when you obtain your FM3. You need it to get your social security card, your driver’s license, getting your FM2 or citizenship (naturalization), for buying a vehicle or home, opening a bank account and for most other legal and tax business in Mexico. (more…)

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What foreigners can and can’t do in Mexico

When residing in or visiting Mexico as a foreigner, whether or not you have an FM3 or FM2, there are certain important things to keep in mind. (more…)

Citizenship – Obtaining Mexican Nationality through Naturalization by Residency

Mexican nationality can be obtained by various means such as marrying a Mexican, having children born in Mexico, etc., see list below. The most common way that we deal with is nationality and naturalization through residency. Once a resident has had an FM3 for 5 years, he/she can apply for an FM2, a higher level of residency or immigrant status. After having the FM2 for five years, the individual can then request the status of nationality.

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