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Bnolis100

Aug 21, 2017, 7:27 AM

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My wife and I just applied for our PR card at the Mexican consulate where we live. It was straight forward and we now have our 30 day temporary Mexican Visa for PR in our passports. We have our condo in Rosarito and will be going down next week to submit to the immigration office at City Hall in Rosarito.
At the Mexican consulate in the states, they made it sound very easy once we take it to the INM office, Turn it in, pay the fee, 30 days or so we pick up our PR cards....I have a few questions:
Do they collect our passports that day and keep them?
Do we need to bring with us all the info. we had to show in the states, proof of $$, Marriage license, pictures, etc. or what?
I want to be prepared
Do you have any experience or suggestions for us to make the process go as easy as possible?
Please...
Bob and Cheryl


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rvgringo

Aug 21, 2017, 8:06 AM

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They will not keep your passports. It is always wise to have all of your documents on hand, even if they are not actually required. Remember that you will be ‘en tramite‘ until your actual visas are issued, and should remain in Mexico and available for the additional visits to INM. If you have a US plated car, do not bring it, as Residente Permanente visa holders are prohibited from having, or driving them. Once your cards are issued, you are free to enter and leave Mexico at will. Congratulations. We got ours in 2012.


Bnolis100

Aug 21, 2017, 8:22 AM

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Thank you for your reply
We understand those vehicle restrictions don't apply to a few parts in Mexico, Baja being one of them?
Are you aware of this rule?

Also we have to return to the states before we receive our cards, we will be driving back and forth...do you think that will be an issue? We have our sentri cards so we won't have to show our passports leaving and never upon entering Mexico?

Bob


RickS


Aug 21, 2017, 8:47 AM

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RV will probably reply with the specifics of this, but....

If one, after visiting an INM office in Mexico to continue their immigration process but before the card has actually been acquired, can only leave Mexico after they request and receive a 'letter' from INM authorizing them to do this (leave while still "en tramite").


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rvgringo

Aug 21, 2017, 9:00 AM

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These are federal laws and rules. Be very careful of what you “understand“. You will no longer be a tourist in a free zone, but a permanent resident with a new set of privileges and requirements. You cannot have it both ways. A worst case scenario would be a serious automobile accident, with unjuries, fatalaties and/or damage to infrastructure. Your insurance might not pay, since you were illegally driving a foreign vehicle, etc., etc. If you plan to be a permanent resident of Mexico, please abide by the rules. It can get very complicated if you do not.


YucaLandia


Aug 22, 2017, 10:14 AM

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These are federal laws and rules. Be very careful of what you “understand“. You will no longer be a tourist in a free zone, but a permanent resident with a new set of privileges and requirements. You cannot have it both ways. A worst case scenario would be a serious automobile accident, with unjuries, fatalaties and/or damage to infrastructure. Your insurance might not pay, since you were illegally driving a foreign vehicle, etc., etc. If you plan to be a permanent resident of Mexico, please abide by the rules. It can get very complicated if you do not.

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" ... You cannot have it both ways. A worst case scenario would be a serious automobile accident, with unjuries, fatalaties and/or damage to infrastructure. Your insurance might not pay, since you were illegally driving a foreign vehicle, etc., etc. "

These proposals are not correct for 'Bnolis100".'s plans.

The rules are the same for Visitors, Resident Temporal, & Permanent Visa holders for having foreign plated vehicles in the 'Free Zones' of Baja California, BCS, Quintana Roo, and parts of Sonora.

This has been the law (in both published rules & actual enforcement policies) since Nov. 2012.

We have 1000's of RP's & RT's driving their foreign plated vehicles around Q. Roo for 5 years, with no temporary vehicle import permits. Aduana simply requires that the vehicle:
~ Have current Mexican insurance.
~ Have current license plates & current registration from their home State or Province.

The plan that Bnolis described above is fine for driving around Aduana's 'Free Zones'

Sidebar: In Q.Roo, a few of the Federale Policia inside the Cancun airport (Federal property) have occasionally not followed Aduana DF's official rules on this.

Happy Trails,
steve
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(This post was edited by YucaLandia on Aug 22, 2017, 10:16 AM)
 
 
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