Dec 7, 2011, 12:22 PM
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Helped a friend renew her FM2 today. We took all the same paperwork that was needed for my DH's renewal at the end of November. When she showed her paperwork showing her Social Security payment amounts, Allan asked that it be translated into Spanish (DH didn't need his translated). He said we could use Google, which we did. We were back in an hour, paperwork finished up, and she was told she could pick up her new card tomorrow morning at 8am.
When we first walked in everyone wanted to know where my DH was - they had remembered us which was heart lifting.
Allan and I also discussed the new changes that would be in place after the first of the year, and he was pretty sure that I was correct, in that the new point system would allow us to apply for Imagrado status, since we were retired, living in Mexico full time, and were receiving an annuity payment (Social Security) from a foreign government (USA). Thus, we wouldn't have to wait out the normal years in order to apply.
Rolly, or anyone, if this is the case, any idea of when we should start paperwork? My FM2 comes up for renewal in October and DH's beginnning of December.
No idea of cost(s). Or what paperwork, other then what we normally submit, will be required. Allan did comment that the government was trying to make it as easy and simple as possible.
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