Our full article on the New Immigration Rules for Mexico is at:
New Rules and Procedures for Immigration, Visiting, and Staying in Mexico – Nov. 11, 2012
Nov. 10, 2012 Fresh Updates
The INM now answers questions over the fone:
24 hours / day and 7 days a week.
They answer quickly and a few speak English.
Special Thanks! to John Garvin for being persistent to ferret out and share this tasty update.
Why did John call them?
To find out that: “the time on a FM-3 does not count. Time on a FM-2 does count towards Permanent Resident.”
This confirms what Cancun INM agents told us last week, but it contradicts reports about how 2 other regional INM offices have initially answered this key question.
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A full set of details and instructions on
~ How to Visit Mexico: Immigration, Importation, and Traveling with Children, and
~ How to apply for Residency in Mexico
~ How the new Immigration Rules fit with becoming a Naturalized Citizen and
~ Rights and Responsibilities of Residents and Naturalized Citizens in Mexico …
can be found at New Rules and Procedures for Immigration, Visiting, and Staying in Mexico
If you want summaries of the previous changes (taking effect on Nov. 9, 2012), describing the details that affect tourists and expats in Mexico, please see our previous older Article on the May 2012 New Immigration Law at: New Immigration Law Published for Mexico
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