Dec 18, 2011, 6:10 AM
Post #10 of 13
I fully respect what La Isla has said.
Still, when helping a friend replace his Inmigrante card** this past Thursday, I asked several of our (Merida office) INM personnel about the specifics of the new upcoming Reglamentos and when they will go into effect. The same INM agent who gave us the earliest & fullyu accurate information about the May 1, 2010 changes - explained that the new Reglamentos will go into effect on Jan. 2, 2012. She also said that they have not received copies of the Reglamentos yet.
Here's the fun: The INM offices are closed from tomorrow until Jan. 1, 2012. We asked another agent if the INM employees will be working during this time that the offices are closed, and she said that it will be "puro vacaciones" for them...
This will either make for a bit of fun/confusion for people applying for the new categories of INM immigrants status, at least in our office - or maybe as L.I. observed, their predictions were just their personal observations?
**A brief caution about car accidents. The friend who needs to replace his Inmigrante card had it disappear after an extremely minor car accident. The friend was sitting at a semaforo waiting his turn, and was hit in the back bumper. Both cars pulled off onto a side street. The friend got out of his car, inspected the minor damage to his bumper, and walked back to exchange information with the other driver. The other driver rolled up his window, and would not get out or talk.
After calling the police and his insurance company, as the friend waited for them to come, the other driver decided to bolt.
The friend's memory is a bit fuzzy on all of this, because he lost consciousness: As he stood near his car, apparently the other driver hit my friend, knocking him to the ground... He remembers the insurance agent helping him. He partly remembers being taken to the hospital. He remembers various scans and tests. He has significant damage to his face, hands, has significant weakness in his left arm, and a number of traumatic brain injury effects. - and his Inmigrante card disappeared in the process(es).
In hindsight, fotos of the damage to each car, fotos of the positions of the cars (don't move them), and fotos of the other driver might be helpful. The police are saying they will do nothing in the meantime, until the extent of the medical and auto damages are formally assessed => no arrest yet. It also points to staying in your car, and NOT interacting much with the other driver or their passengers after you have taken their information, make & model of car, fotos, etc.
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(This post was edited by YucaLandia on Dec 18, 2011, 6:13 AM)