August 16, 2013
Here’s and update on Merida INM’s policy on FM2/FM3 cards with Refrendo/Prórroga = 3 (completing 4 total years ) changing to Residente Permanente: Merida requires that the FM2/FM3 card holder wait until the first business day after the card expires to apply for changing category to Residente Permanente .
A good friend with excellent Spanish skills confirmed this yesterday and today. Because his current FM2 expires in September, and he needs to fly out not long after the expiration date: He really did much prefer to apply 30 days (or more) before the expiration date, and he also wanted expedited processing to get his card before having to fly out for a NOB family wedding.
No, no, no…. were the answers: You MUST come in only on the first business day after FM2 expiration.
This policy was confirmed by a second visit to INM the today, as he talked with different INM agents on the same issues/questions on 2 different days.
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