May 26, 2011, 11:59 AM
Post #15 of 77
After plowing through 25 pages of legalese, Yucalandia offers the following small tweaks to the posts above:
Re: [Casa] New Immigration law now in effect for Mexico
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No more FM2s or FM3s, no more stand-alone Non-Inmigrante & Inmigrante categories, and there is a tweaked Inmigrado category.
Tourists and other Visitors descriptions have not changed much.
Instead of the old FM2s & FM3s, there are 4 new categories:
"Visitante": 6 Types: Non-Working Visitors (tourist), Working Visitors, and Visitors for Adoptions, Humanitarian, etc. 180 day limit. See Chapter 2, Article 52, Items I - VI of the Law.for descriptions of all 6 types.
"Residente Temporal": Covers the old "No Inmigrante" and "Inmigrante", 4 year limit per visa, Work Permit possible, Leave and Re-enter as many times as desired.
See Chapter 2, Article 52, Item VII
"Residente Temporal Estudiante": Covers Student Studies, Research, Training, including working on university degrees.
See Chapter 2, Article 52, Item VIII
"Residente Permanente": 1 Type: Similar to the old "Inmigrado" status, allows indefinite stays and includes the right to work, come and go as you want.
See Chapter 2, Article 52, Item IX
Permanent residency can be granted after just 4 years of temporary residency.
Permanent residency can also be granted after 2 years of marriage or common law relationship with Mexican citizen.
Article 55, Item II
Permanent residency can also be granted to concubines after 2 years of Mexican bliss.
Article 55, Item III
Permanent residency can be awarded with less than 4 years of residency, if the applicant qualifies under the new Points System. Article 57
There will be new ID cards, called "Tarjeta de Residencia" (as "Temporal" or "Permanente").
Article 28, Item XXVIII
These points are the basic guts of the post, but there's more on the page at http://yucalandia.wordpress.com/...ation-law-published/
edited to remove an error - bit by bit, we're getting to a good temporary product, until the Regulacion is promulgated.
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(This post was edited by YucaLandia on May 26, 2011, 2:07 PM)