Mar 30, 2010, 8:40 PM
Post #24 of 62
I hate to tell you, but you not only don't have a CURP, but that "RFC" on your driver's license isn't really an RFC. An RFC consists of 4 letters (first two are the first two in your family name, second two are the first two in your first name) the 6 digits in the yymmdd form that are your date of birth, but to be a real RFC, there are then three alphanumeric characters that are random, so that those first 10 are differenciated from anyone else with the same first 10. Without the full 13 characters, which can only be gotten from Hacienda, the Federal tax folks, all you have is a "sort of" RFC, which may be all they need for just a driver's license.
My true RFC starts with BODA, something that always gets a grin from clerks making out a factura for me. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I REPLY:
Thanks for explaining to me that the 10 alphanumeric character ID on my Jalisco drivers license is not an RFC or curp. I incorrectly presumed that it was a RFC. You explained that a real RFC has 13, not 10 characters. I had already registered my cell phone a year ago using my passport, but I wanted to see how hard it was to register with a real curp for an article I was writing for the Guadalajara Reporter, so just for the heck of it, after breakfast on March 12th, I walked across the square in Ajijic to the municipal office and applied for a real CURP. I came with the original and copy of my passport and FM-3 and within less than ten minutes I had a real CURP, cool. I was lucky because it was so easy. I’m told that in Chapala, for example, they also want a copy of your birth certificate.
And with that real curp it was really easy to send a text message to the # 2877 which only said alta.curp where the word curp was replaced with my 18 alphanumeric character curp, which I refuse to share with you because it shows how old (que ruco) I am.
So, yes, in my case, I have a real curp but apparently I do not have a real RFC
(This post was edited by johanson on Mar 30, 2010, 8:55 PM)