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sparks


Dec 7, 2012, 3:05 PM

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Took me awhile to find that link and then it turned out to be the same info that was posted here.

I think I'll skip links to your site from now on

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YucaLandia


Dec 9, 2012, 4:30 AM

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Hi Sparks,
OK.

In this instance, the information was listed on Yucalandia first, but I had no way of knowing if Dreamer would post the same information on Mexconnect. The information was significant enough that I entered a link on Mexconnect to his very good findings. A bit later in the day, Dreamer chose to post his same information on Mexconnect.

This happens across web, with good information being listed in several locations - like when Rolly posts things simultaneously on Rollybrook.com and on Mexconnect, with links back to Rollybrook http://rollybrook.com/...o_move_to_mexico.htm.
Ha
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E-visit at http://yucalandia.com


sparks


Dec 9, 2012, 2:15 PM

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Sad and strange story from Chapala

A guy is helping his friend to renew after 4 years on an FM3 but they wouldn't let him .... saying he had to apply for permanent. They want letters of proof of where his income is coming from which he can't get right now so they won't accept his permanent application. Chapala sounds like a nightmare. Don't even know if an immigration lawyer can help him at this point

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La Isla


Dec 9, 2012, 3:18 PM

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Sad and strange story from Chapala

A guy is helping his friend to renew after 4 years on an FM3 but they wouldn't let him .... saying he had to apply for permanent. They want letters of proof of where his income is coming from which he can't get right now so they won't accept his permanent application. Chapala sounds like a nightmare. Don't even know if an immigration lawyer can help him at this point


From what I've picked on MexConnect and other expat forums, you are supposed to apply for permanente status after 4 years on FM3/No Inmigrante. In any event, it certainly sounds like a situation that calls for hiring an expert immigration lawyer.


sparks


Dec 9, 2012, 3:33 PM

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I thought your might have the option to go by the old rules for your visa until it runs it's course. Not there

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Rob H

Dec 10, 2012, 9:32 PM

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I submitted a couple of FM3 renewals (changes to temporary resident) in San Felipe, Baja California, in the past few days. Very smooth process (so far!), one less piece of paper than last year.

My blog post about it:
http://www.sanfelipelife.com/...rocess-in-San-Felipe

Rob


grammaz

Dec 11, 2012, 9:53 AM

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Has anyone actually picked up their new cards yet at the Nuevo Vallarta office? My facilitator tells me that the office hasn't even seen the new cards yet as they haven't come from Mexico City. I know lots have completed all the information, paid all their money but does anyone actually have the new card in their hands? And of course they are closing next week for the holidays. I am a little concerned as my Immigrante Rentista expired yesterday, I applied for a renewal for two years (maximum that I can) almost a month ago and I drive a foreign plated car. If I get pulled over I have no valid FM3 and my sticker is expired. Hopefully they will understand. Thanks.


AlanMexicali


Dec 11, 2012, 1:23 PM

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Has anyone actually picked up their new cards yet at the Nuevo Vallarta office? My facilitator tells me that the office hasn't even seen the new cards yet as they haven't come from Mexico City. I know lots have completed all the information, paid all their money but does anyone actually have the new card in their hands? And of course they are closing next week for the holidays. I am a little concerned as my Immigrante Rentista expired yesterday, I applied for a renewal for two years (maximum that I can) almost a month ago and I drive a foreign plated car. If I get pulled over I have no valid FM3 and my sticker is expired. Hopefully they will understand. Thanks.



As far as I can tell no one has gotten their new Residente Permanente or Residente Temporal cards yet.

I have been approved for the new Residente Temoral visa last month. During the application process here at the INM they took my current FMM tourist visa and kept it. I recieved a form with my NUT [Numero Unico de Tramite] number which has other info. I asked if I could travel inside Mexico now. They said keep this form with you as an immigration document in Mexico and it will allow me to travel with no problems. Alan


sparks


Dec 11, 2012, 1:29 PM

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Just got an email confirmation that Manzanillo wants 6 months of statements for a normal Temporal renewal. Thought that talking to higher-ups I might get a different answer than the office.

This after she sent me a PDF of what I should bring that did not include financials. If they think the new levels of income are in effect now I see why they would want them ... but I hope the old levels are good for now

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John Shrall

Dec 11, 2012, 1:59 PM

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As an update, today the status of my permanente application shows "El trámite ha sido recibido" after having been transferred about 2 weeks ago. While the others list the Ubicación as Chapala, this one shows Delegación Federal en Jalisco. Getting closer I suppose.


Phil in SLP

Dec 12, 2012, 9:15 AM

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I am married to a Mexican and our two sons were born here. Yesterday we presented the documents necessary to move from a visa Inmigrante Rentista to a visa de Residente Permanente. All of our actas are from SLP. I presented my wife's birth certificate and mine. Her Mexican passport plus copy, and my US passport and copy. Then came Mexican birth certificates and Mexican marriage certificate, original plus copies of for my wife and two sons. I wrote a letter asking for a RP on the basis of family ties and did the Formato online. They wanted more photos front and side and the payment at the bank of $1,000 pesos and $3,000 and something. It came to close to $5,000 pesos. Then they said to return on the 18th for fingerprinting and to sign documents. They will send it all to Mexico, DF. I hope that they will tell me when I can return to pick up the new visa, but they gave me a stamped, signed letter that I can show in lieu of a visa until the new one arrives. All of this is going to get mixed up and delayed because of the long, long Christmas vacation. I think that the office will open on Jan. 15th. At that point I will be 5 days past due on my visit to Aduana to verify the new visa and verify that my car with US plates is still mine. Happy holidays!


sparks


Dec 13, 2012, 7:58 AM

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A friend renewed in Manzanillo last week with an income below $1900. He was told that 1900 is only for new applicants. Wonder why they want 6 months of paperwork?

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morgaine7


Dec 13, 2012, 7:08 PM

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As far as I can tell no one has gotten their new Residente Permanente or Residente Temporal cards yet.

An agent at La Paz INM told my friend and me today that none of the cards have come in yet (meaning here, not necessarily everywhere).

Kate


AlanMexicali


Dec 14, 2012, 10:42 AM

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As far as I can tell no one has gotten their new Residente Permanente or Residente Temporal cards yet.

An agent at La Paz INM told my friend and me today that none of the cards have come in yet (meaning here, not necessarily everywhere).

Kate

In San Luis Potosi at the SEGOB [INM] today they told me they do not know when my card will be there. Also they will be closed next Thursday Dec. 20th. until Jan. 5th. Alan


grammaz

Dec 15, 2012, 7:35 AM

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Thanks all for your responses. I guess my facilitator was right. no one has an actual card in their hands. It definitely makes me nervous driving as I have no documentation to prove my car is in the country legally. I'll try and get copies of the application from my facilitator on Monday and at least I will have that.


AlanMexicali


Dec 15, 2012, 7:41 AM

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Thanks all for your responses. I guess my facilitator was right. no one has an actual card in their hands. It definitely makes me nervous driving as I have no documentation to prove my car is in the country legally. I'll try and get copies of the application from my facilitator on Monday and at least I will have that.


I recieved a form with my NUT [Numero Unico de Tramite] number which has other info. I asked if I could travel inside Mexico now. They said keep this form with you as an immigration document in Mexico and it will allow me to travel with no problems. Alan


grammaz

Dec 15, 2012, 7:43 AM

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Thanks Alan, I will do that.


bronco

Dec 16, 2012, 11:20 AM

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looking for a recent update for chapala: i am @ the end of my 5th year on FM3. time to get permanent resident. i was told they are supposed to grandfather us in, meaning that we are audomatic PR's. financials not necessary. but, 2 facillators told me that chapala will not honor the PR, w/out bank statements, regardless of the law. i see san miquel allende is granting permanent res w/out financials, but chapala will not. any new updates??


sparks


Dec 16, 2012, 12:29 PM

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You might email Spencer about what he knows so far. He's not saying anything because nobody is getting their cards back but might know if they have been accepted at the local level

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bronco

Dec 16, 2012, 3:56 PM

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as of a few days ago, he said they require financials, in chapala/guad. (for 5th yr FM3 holders, who must become permanent. i just wondered if someone else was there, maybe w/a different lawyer & had another experiece. i believe i emailed spencer on thursday.


AlanMexicali


Dec 17, 2012, 11:29 AM

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Thanks Alan, I will do that.



I was at the ISSSTE clinic this morning near the SEGOB [INM] office and popped in to ask: "Any news today?"

The answer was yes. They will be closed for winter vacation Thurs. Dec 20th. and will be open Wed. Jan. 3rd. She said I should come in there on Mon. Jan. 7th. and I should get my card that week, if all goes as planned. This office seems not to update the website I check and who knows how many offices don´t bother either. I can be a pest at times but being retired is to blame. [keeping busy]. By the way if you bring the form with your NUT [Numero Unico de Tramites] , the last one with more info. and show it to the guy who signs you in he gives me an orange number, not a yellow number and the wait time is minutes. Orange at this office indicates you have been approved. Yellow indicates your are still bringing in your documents, asking for info. he said one time when I asked. Alan


(This post was edited by AlanMexicali on Dec 17, 2012, 11:43 AM)


pvgolf

Jan 6, 2013, 8:50 AM

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update: I received an email on Friday, 4 January from the INM office in Puerto Vallarta that the new Residente Permanente cards for my wife and I are in the office and may be picked up anytime this next week. Background: We made our application (as detailed in my other posts) mid November and then followed the online cycle of progress and notifications. We could see that we had been approved 11/28 but by mid December it was clear from a couple of status visits to the INM office that the new cards had not yet been manufactured and would not arrive before holiday closure of the office . Indeed, there was even a notice posted in the PV office to that effect. I emailed the INM office and received a very kind and empathetic response that sometime after the first of the year, cards should be sent to PV and that the dependencies were the manufacturing shop located elsewhere plus scheduled Christmas closure of the office. So, Friday, 4 January I again sent an email and promptly received a response that our 2 cards were in the office and ready for pickup ! We intend to go on Monday to get them. I'll let you know if there is more to the process or if that's our final step.


Microvolt

Jan 8, 2013, 10:07 AM

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Update from San Luis: I have had a lucrative (working) FM3 with number 4 (prorroga) on the back that was up for renewal on Nov 13. I submitted a request for Residente Permanente on Nov 12. It was approved on Nov. 15, and I didn't go complete the last step of signing and the fingerprints until Nov 28. I checked a couple of times in Dec. but the card still hadn't arrived on the 19 of Dec., so I waited until yesterday (Jan 7) and I sent an email; this morning I got this email response:

Buenos Días
Solo para infórmale que su documento migratorio ya se encuentra físicamente con nosotros puede pasar a recogerla de lunes a viernes en el horario de 09:00 a 01:00.
Sin mas por el momento reciba un cordial saludo.



*note - they asked me for no financials during the process, just a letter confirming that my work still corresponds to the definition in my visa.


pvgolf

Jan 8, 2013, 1:52 PM

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Success. As instructed in our last email from INM Puerto Vallarta, we went to their office on Monday and recieved our new "Residente Permanente" cards. Done. The pickup process took about 15 minutes while they checked a printout of cards that had arrived, retrieved ours from the back office, then had us sign for receiving them. A very painless process. Thank you to all posters who have provided a wealth of information and guidance.


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careyeroslib

Jan 9, 2013, 12:14 PM

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First, thanks SO much for all the helpful info on this Forum, on Rolly´s and Yucalandia´s site, with respect to this topic!

Today, January 9th, was our first trip this year to Immigration in Puerto Vallarta. Our 3rd refrendo (Inmigrante) expires on January 28th, 2013.

At the Puerto Vallarta Immigration office, everybody´s first step is to speak to the lady at the desk straight ahead from the main door. She does everything from telling people where and how to start the process to checking completed packages.

After a short wait, (about 10 minutes) she rapidly checked our packages (details of package below) and made no changes. However, she said she could not officially receive it until January 29, the day AFTER our current refrendo expires. (We are applying on the basis of Section 6 of the Requisitos for Residente Permanente , i.e., 4 years residency). However, today she checked and finalized the package just as if she were receiving it, then gave us back the package along with a payment form. She told us to pay on January 29th (not before), and to return on the 29th. (It doesn´t apply to us, but if the 29th had been on a holiday, the next business day would be fine).

Package as checked and deemed ready for submission

1. Payment form ($1,000 pesos to be paid January 29th at Bank)
2. Online Form with Pieza # , signed and dated (today´s date was fine)
3. Passport (just the main page with photo, plus page with signature)
4. Letter requesting change to Residente Permanente on the basis of residency (see below)
5. Formato Básico, signed and dated January 29th.
6. Pictures (3 front and 2 right profile).

We adapted a letter kindly furnished by Yucalandia (many thanks!) We added a line as per the direction of Section 6 of the Requisitos for change to Residente Permanente on the basis of residency. (Section 6 says to state explicitly that you are applying via this route) Here it is,
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Instituto Nacional de Migración
__ de ________ de 2013

Asunto: Solicitud de Cambio de Condición de Estancia a Residente Permanente

Distinguido Delegado:

Por medio de la presente, yo, ___________________, solicito el cambio condición de mi calidad migratoria de Inmigrante (FM2) a Residente Permanente. Cuatro años hayan transcurrido con permiso de residente temporal y solicito el cambio por esta vía. Adjunto copias de los documentos solicitados para este trámite. Le agradezco por anticipado la atención a la presente solicitud.

Atentamente,

Name
IN #.........
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