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La Isla


Mar 14, 2010, 3:54 PM

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Re: [sfsmurf] Moving To Irapuato. Please Evaluate My Profile For Job Prospects

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....you'd have to get the work permits worked out at a Mexican Consulate in the U.S. and/or deal with the the paperwork there (the owner of the language school where I worked arranged mine. It took a year and lots of bribes to get it)....


Just in case you decide to try and make a living in Irapuato teaching English: Right now, at least in Mexico City, it's not so difficult to get an FM3 (aka a residence permit that allows you to work) from Migración, though in your case it would help to have some sort of TEFL certificate since you have no teaching experience. The FM3 that I received a couple of years ago allows me to work as a free-lance English teacher. I will admit that I hired an experienced immigration lawyer to help me negotiate all the red tape, but no bribes were paid as far as I know. I also know other expats who have applied for FM3s on their own, and they received them without paying any bribes. And I've never of anyone having to wait a year to get one, though maybe things were different when sfsmurf was working in Mexico City.


(This post was edited by La Isla on Mar 14, 2010, 4:07 PM)


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