Nov 4, 2011, 11:59 PM
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My name is Gabrielle, I'm from Mexico and I came across this forum while looking for information on the requirements for US citizens to live in Mexico for more than 6 months (one year, to be more specific). My situation is as follows:
My fiance wants to come to Mexico to live with me for a year, before going to college (in the US), but we're not sure what type of Visa he would need to/if he can do so. His plan is to save up enough money to pay for his expenses during his stay here, so working in Mexico is not in the plan. We've read about the FMM Visa, which allows him to stay for 180 days and that it is renewable, and we think that's the one he would need, but we're not quite sure about this. All the information provided by both Mexico's and the US' embassy is either confusing (they keep referring us to each other's sites), too complicated or plain useless.
We were also wondering if applying for a Student Visa would be a better option, but we can't find any information on what kind of school/institution he would have to enroll in to be a candidate for this kind of Visa. Maybe he can apply for the Visa on the grounds that he's coming to study Spanish?
We have many doubts and questions so, if any of you could give us some insight, opinions or refer us to a site with the kind of information we need, we would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you and have a nice day!