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Aug 13, 2014, 9:12 AM

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Comprobante de domicilio

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I hope this is not too dumb but I am on a tourist visa and I was asked to provide a "comprobante de domicilio" for a course I want to sign up for but the document has to have my name on it. It can't be a third party's. My utility bills are all in the owner's name (I am renting). I am stuck. Can anybody suggest something? Thanks!



YucaLandia


Aug 13, 2014, 9:28 AM

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Most people and government offices accept a copy of the landlord's CFE bill, as long as you include a letter from the landlord explaining who you are, and certifying that you are living there as their tenant.
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sparks


Aug 13, 2014, 9:51 AM

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.... or Constancia de Residencia

The local municipio offices issue them. Don't know what you need tho, maybe rental contract. Started out at 30 pesos and last was 80 about 5-6 years ago

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joaquinx


Aug 13, 2014, 10:20 AM

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This could be a simple misunderstanding. Try the CFE bill with the landlord's name first, before doing the letter or going to city hall.
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esperanza

Aug 16, 2014, 11:55 AM

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Generally speaking, a comprobante de domicilio is not actually a proof that you reside in a specific house or apartment, but is rather a proof that the specific house or apartment actually exists. Generally speaking, your name is not required to be on the document you present. YMMV.

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sparks


Aug 16, 2014, 12:40 PM

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INM told me I needed a new one every year. Can't imagine them thinking the house disappeared since the year before

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viktoremski


Aug 18, 2014, 11:04 AM

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When using water, electric, or gas bills as "comprobante de domicilio" it is important to provide "comprobante de pago" - payment receipt - as well. You make a copy of utility bill together with payment receipt. INM will keep that copy.


sioux4noff

Aug 18, 2014, 12:48 PM

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I've never once been asked for the proof of payment.


esperanza

Aug 18, 2014, 1:56 PM

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INM told me I needed a new one every year. Can't imagine them thinking the house disappeared since the year before

I can't imagine that many INM offices think at all. Most of what they do is by rote. You need a comprobante? Doesn't matter that we already have it on file. Bring it in.

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Rolly


Aug 18, 2014, 2:36 PM

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My INM office, staffed by two very nice ladies, always wanted both bank statements and comprobante de domicilio each year.

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morgaine7


Aug 18, 2014, 2:45 PM

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Not sure if I mentioned this at the time, but last year with my application for Residente Permanente, the agent didn't want my usual comprobante. Instead she asked me to draw the route from the INM office to my house. I said, "excuse me?" thinking I'd misunderstood, but no ... now, that was a first!

Kate


esperanza

Aug 18, 2014, 6:54 PM

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Not sure if I mentioned this at the time, but last year with my application for Residente Permanente, the agent didn't want my usual comprobante. Instead she asked me to draw the route from the INM office to my house. I said, "excuse me?" thinking I'd misunderstood, but no ... now, that was a first!

Kate

That is INDEED a first, I love it!

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joaquinx


Aug 19, 2014, 5:10 AM

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Not sure if I mentioned this at the time, but last year with my application for Residente Permanente, the agent didn't want my usual comprobante. Instead she asked me to draw the route from the INM office to my house. I said, "excuse me?" thinking I'd misunderstood, but no ... now, that was a first!

Kate


My first time and the first renewal of my FM3, I was asked to draw a map of showing my residence on the street and cross streets. They were impressed when I showed them a screen print from Google Maps showing all the streets and several businesses.
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morgaine7


Aug 19, 2014, 7:12 AM

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Hah! I didn't have that option. The agent handed me a pen and paper and made me do it right there at the window. I was happy to be living relatively near INM, rather than in a remote location several hours' drive away, as is the case with some people.

Kate


YucaLandia


Aug 19, 2014, 10:40 AM

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Interesting policy.

For the final step for getting my Residente Permanente, the INM agent asked a curious set of questions: How many cuartos does your house have? What color is your house painted? (White, pastel blue, pastel green, & pastel yellow, plus some creamy-beige.) What color is your neighbor's house? What is your neighbor's name?

I'd love to see the manual that has the instructions to get INM employees ask these curious questions? Maps? House colors?

I asked if the questions were for "recopilación de estadísticas"? "o para prevención del fraude?"

She simply smiled coyly. ... "Message received, no reply."
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richmx2


Aug 20, 2014, 2:35 PM

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I was asked for the color of my house and a neighborhood landmark (yellow, and the liquor store on the corner). I assume it's just to weed out people who don't really live anywhere, and just borrowed a comprobante from someone. But my name is on my telephone bill, so I use that.


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