Feb 25, 2010, 4:35 PM
Post #30 of 46
Tonynico, please settle down. This is Esperanza, the forum moderator, writing to you.
You have made a couple of errors in interpreting the new regulations.
First, you've made some serious and incorrect assumptions about what has changed. The biggest change (and frankly, it is likely to be a change for the better) is that starting May 1, 2010, you will not be able to apply for an FM-3 at a Mexican consulate.
Second, there is nothing in the new regulation that says you must prove that you are RETIRED in order to apply for and receive an FM-3 in Mexico. The only requirement is proof of enough income to meet Mexico's legal requirements. There are many, many ways of meeting those requirements. So rather than get mad and then abusive to others here on the forum, please try to get creative in meeting the income requirements. Those income requirements continue to apply to anyone applying for an FM-3.
It's important to point out that the INM (Mexico's immigration bureaucracy) is similar to the bureaucracies of most other countries: unwieldy, open to numerous interpretations, and frequently seeming to be without rhyme or reason, the INM hoops are applied equally to ANY foreigner applying for a tourist card or visa to live in the country. So please, Tonynico, try not to take these new regulations personally. They aren't directed at you, they really won't affect you adversely as you plan to move to Mexico, and you'll need to go through bigger changes than these if you expect to live in Mexico with any degree of contentment. Remember, it's not about you.