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Mexico simplifies visa procedures

Mexico Simplifies Visa Procedures

Topics: Living & Lifestyle | Travel Advice

Written by: Mexico Insight

Published: Monday, March 8, 2010 on Mexperience (see this site for many other articles about living in Mexico)

Mexico’s National Immigration Institute (INM) has announced a range of amendments to its immigration and internment procedures to be implemented starting May 1, 2010. Although the amendments do not significantly alter the core rules and regulations which underpin current immigration law, the changes will make the paperwork and procedures less complicated for foreigners wishing to enter Mexico; particularly for those coming to Mexico to do business and those who wish to live, work and retire here. (more…)

Visas for Canadians to go to Mexico

This information is taken from the Mexican Consulate General web site in Vancouver, BC, Canada

May 8, 2010

Visas

Canadian and U.S. citizens, as well as minors, do not require a visa to visit Mexico for up to 180 days; however, the immigration officer at the port of entry will determine the exact authorized period for each tourist, which is up to a maximum of six months. Visitors are required to have a Mexican tourist card, which can be obtained upon presentation of proof of citizenship (i.e. passport, birth certificate or citizenship card, plus a driver’s license or an official I.D.) The Mexican tourist card can be obtained at this Consulate, airlines or at the port of entry. (more…)

Mexican pensioners discounts card

Living in Mexico offers many financial and lifestyle benefits. One that very few know about is offered by the government for senior citizens. The Instituto Nacional de las Personas Adultos Mayores (INAPAM) provides many services including organizing cultural events, fitness, excursions, health seminars and illness prevention, psychological support services, teaching, discounts at shops, services and transport agencies and more.  It is available for people starting at 60 years of age and they issue you an ID card, free of charge which you need in order to participate in the program. This is also a great place for people to volunteer to work with other seniors teaching computing, crafts or anything else. (more…)

Legalizing vehicles in Mexico

Currently it is possible to legalize some vehicles brought into Mexico. We have outlined a few of the benefits, procedures and costs here to simplify your decision-making process and determine whether this is for you and what questions you need to ask. (more…)

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…)

Buy and car in Mexico or bring one from the US or Canada?

Many people wonder if buying a car in Mexico is a good option or whether to bring a vehicle from home. The answer is depends on your own situation but here are a few matters to consider to help you make your decision. (more…)

Completing the FM3 application online

To complete the application online, click on the link below. You will open an executable file (you need to allow pop-ups) and will fill out the form on your computer. Print the document and bring 3 copies with you. Below is a handy guide to understanding the terms to fill out the document.  There are a number of errors in translation on the application itself so it is helpful to have this guide handy when filling out the application. We also keep copies of the application in our office and can assist you in completing the forms and letters. (more…)

FM3 first time and renewals

Below is a list of costs, requirements and procedures to obtain an FM3 for the first time or to submit for the annual renewal. Processing time is typically 6 weeks for first time documents and 4 weeks for renewals, changes and permits.

First time:

See this page to complete the application

Obtaining and renewing FM3 or FM2 documents

In addition to obtaining and renewing migratory documents, it is important to consider permits and notifications once you have one. See our article on such procedures. Below we have summarized the procedures and requirements for obtaining and renewing your visa (migratory document such as FM3 or FM2).

See our handy citizenship study guide reference here.

You can get the FM3 before leaving your home country at a Mexican embassy or consulate, then must register it (similar to applying again) upon arrival in Mexico or can apply for the first time once you are in Mexico and before your tourist card expires.

An FM2 is what most people obtain after having an FM3 for five years. It is a less restrictive form of residency or immigrant permit for foreigners in Mexico. After the FM2, residents often seek citizenship. (more…)

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…)

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