Oct 31, 2010, 4:44 PM
Post #15 of 22
To my knowledge, the CURP is required for all students entering a University. It may even be required for some students entering preparatory, although I am not aware of those requirements. It is a voluntary program, and it is free, but most Federal Government Services require a CURP as well before they will work with you on any government programs.
The CURP is easily obtained by going to the local municipal offices and asking for one. Foreign persons may need special attention paid to their name, particularly if they have two Christian names and one surname. According to the Mexican custom that second Christian name will be picked up as the surname and the surname will be picked up as the mother's maiden name. So be particularly careful to make sure the clerk does NOT do so. The foreigner will need his/her passport and document for residence in Mexico. He/she may also be asked for a birth certificate.
So, in answer to the question of whether many Mexicans have a CURP, it would seem that the majority of the younger generation will have one.
As ever, jerezano.
(This post was edited by jerezano on Oct 31, 2010, 4:47 PM)