May 12, 2006, 9:52 AM
Post #6 of 9
The only reliable way to know the requirements for your FM-3 renewal is to visit your local INM office. The requirements vary with each office and are capricious.
Re: [Anonimo] Income Requirements for FM-3 renewal
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The local office here in Cuernavaca will not accept your annual federal form SSA-1099 Social security award benefit form. They will not accept any federal form 1099R stating your annual pension benefit either. They will not accept copies, or computer print outs of your bank statements, only original bank statements for the last three months are acceptable.
Last year for the first time, they started requiring translated copies of our original US bank statements, done by a translator approved and licensed by the government. (At 20 US Bucks per page.)
Two years ago, they rejected the photos of myself that I had submitted, because they were in color. I had to have black and white photos taken. As usual, you cannot be wearing glasses, etc. in the photos submitted, that seems to be the norm for any photo submitted for anything in Mexico, driver’s license, etc.
At our local INM office, they will provide you with a list of the current requirements if you go there and ask. The list will be in Spanish.
Everything is local here. Everything in this post probably does not apply anywhere else in Mexico. You will never know what is required where you live by anything I write, or anything written by someone that lives in Guadalajara, Monterrey, Victoria, Acapulco, etc. You must visit your local INM office to get the requirements that will apply to you.
As I said, they are capricious as hell. It is a good idea to check with them before each renewal.
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