Apr 23, 2008, 12:40 PM
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SHORT VERSION: How long does it take to register an FM3 in the Guadalajara INM office?
Registering FM3 in Guadalajara-Question
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LONG VERSION: Well, we screwed the pooch today. We are currently in Chapala/Ajijic and were going to register FM3s via the nice people who come to the Palacio Municipal every Wednesday in Chapala. (Week 1-pick up forms and info...Week 2-drop off application and docs....Week 3-return to pick up FM3 that's been stamped in Guadalajara.)
Today we went to drop our applications off, week 2, but didn't get there in time. (For anyone wondering, they start calling out numbers at 10:30ish to process your papers depending on where you are in line....but you have to get there between 8 and 10am to get a number. We arrived at 10:15 a.m. Ooops.)
So rather than spend the next two weeks waiting to do it in Chapala, we think we'll head into Guad to take care of it there. I know where the office is, and we have all the docs we need (I swear! Maybe!), but are wondering how the process works, and how much time we need to devote to it? Assuming our applications are granted, can we expect to receive our registered/stamped FM3s that same day? Otherwise, it won't be worth the trip.
According to the INM website, it looks like the office is only open to the public between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. http://www.inami.gob.mx/...?page/Hor_At_Jalisco
We are traveling with a dog, and getting out early in the morning to get there first thing is a bit tough given his routine. Assuming we have all the documentation we will be asked for, and since we're just registering it, anybody want to guess what time we need to get there to get it all done in one day, assuming that's even possible?
We really will have everything they'll ask for, I think.
Orig FM3's and Orig Passports and copies of each.
Application forms (typed...with typewriters!)
FM1's -( two copies each...also typed!)
Copy of rental agreement
Copy of Telmex Bill
Super pretty photos based on their specs
(And a big binder - "The Bible" - filled with originals and copies of anything else that might be asked for.)
SO.....how long does it take to register an FM3 in the Guadalajara INM office?
(This post was edited by tashby on Apr 23, 2008, 3:17 PM)