Bob, you’re welcome! Maria, you have to apply at a Mexican Consulate abroad, so yes, you can apply in Canada. or Slow, I know, but I’ve been told they are slow in Playa del Carmen. Just wondering if someone with temporary visa can open a small business in Mexico and if yes what do I need to do. All other visits I managed to use Google Translate. We do have enough qualified for 12 months bank account statement and any other documents required? I made my first visit to INM in Playa del Carmen in September 2018. A foreign spouse or common-law partner of a Mexican citizen or foreigner holding permanent resident status in Mexico may not, under any circumstances, be issued a permanent resident visa. However, you don't have to look to the north to make your escape: There are plenty of places around the world that make it easier for US citizens to work remotely or to move there, at least temporarily. Permanent residents are authorized to work, you don’t need to apply for a work permit as temporary residents do. Do you have to renew a permenant resident card yearly or at the end of four years? Camille, here’s the link to the requirements to apply for temporary residency at the Consulate in Denver:, I had a slow time and difficult in the Atlanta office for visa. We are flying to Miami in April for hopefully a permanent resident card (this will be before our tourist card expires). Thank you for your quick response. Denver has the closest consulate but the reviews are bad and I can’t find any info on their site. The Temporary Residency Visa can be issued for one year, the first time you apply and later renewed for two, three or four years. If I travel to Mexico and then leave Mexico during that time and return to Mexico, will I have to go through the whole TR Visa process again? The visa will be issued within ten business days, at most. And luckily I got a job opportunity in Mexico. My wife and I surrendered our Residente Temporal to IMM for processing of the work permit. Thanks for info! This visa is designed for foreigners who intend to stay in the country for more than 180 days and up to four years. if (document.referrer) document.write ("&referer=" + escape(document.referrer)); Gracias. This was pre-pandemic, however. You will need to fill out paperwork and apply at an INM office for a resident card. I have heard that some have done this but it’s not stated in the requirements. I appreciate your help. If we pay for 4 years we do not need to renew each year and at the end of 4years you are a permanent resident? If yes, does that need to be done in usa or can i get that done here in Mexico before we leave. Currently, Svalbard is not open to visitors from the US. The temporary resident card will only be granted for one year. I am now near a Mexican consulate if that is helpful. Thank you! So it took six (6) months! Depending on the category you wish to apply under you will submit the following information. If yes, where at any bank? Michael, if both of you are retired, and if the 1 million investments are in both of your names over the past 12 months, yes you qualify for permanent residency. If you get a work permit and a temporary residency for a year, can you leave the job that hired you to begin with and find work at a different place, and renew your temporary residency with the new job? Applying for the temporary resident visa is pretty simple: It involves an interview with an immigration officer in which to present your basic application and identification forms, as well as bank statements proving that, per the Consulate of Mexico Abroad, you make at least $2,072 a month ($24,864 a year), or that you have $103,616 in savings. What information will I need to bring to the INM when renewing my residente temporal after one year? The visa will allow you to stay for up to a year. Good afternoon. Greg, you’re welcome! Many foreigners rely on information obtained on the internet or rumors from friends before applying for a visa and can run into obstacles during the process. Besides using it for local businesses to show you are a resident, I have used it for the proof of residence required for the Health Care system as well. This has to be done via email. If these things change you must advise them of these changes. Veags or my local sliw Atlanta office? Hi, Thanks for the great article! I hope you will be able to help me out because I’ve been looking for an exact answer on line but can’t seems to find anything sure. We just got married last week in NY and know that we’ll need to update immigration with our ‘cambio de estado civil’. Also provide proof that the investment amount exceeds, Provide the original and copy of proof of investments or bank accounts. Thanks for any help! We are in the US and can’t go to Mexico before his surgery. How To Apply For a Mexican Resident Card For The First Time,,,,,, New Rules for Bringing Your Car to Mexico. There are few English speakers there but they are very patient and there is usually a “customer” who will help you a bit if you ask for help. I want to apply for the TR visa in Jamaica. if (document.context) document.write ("&context=" + escape(document.context)); This year, such queries on Google started as early as one hour into the first presidential debate, according to The New York Post, but it also happened during the 2016, 2012, and 2004 US presidential elections, per Google trends. Hi, Thank you for all the great information! CURP holders are permitted to open bank accounts, legally register a car, possibly avoid paying capital gains tax on the future sale of a Mexican home, plus other benefits. For people older than fourteen years old but younger than eighteen years old, additionally the permits and authorizations stipulated in the labor law should be submitted. You can choose one from the list in this link, which is from the Latin American Association of Custom Brokers: If you don’t like their answer you might try another consulate office that you can travel to and see what they say. If the most divisive election in recent memory has got you dreaming of making an escape to a less discordant place, you're not alone. Can I show my monthly income for the last 12 months that I have been working or do they want to see retirement income only? The following article outlines the necessary steps that must be taken by foreigners who intend to live in Mexico (for non-lucrative purposes) to obtain a temporary or permanent resident card for the first time. document.write ("&loc=" + escape(window.location)); I got stuck in Mexico because of the COVID. document.write ("?zoneid=1&target=_blank&block=1&blockcampaign=1"); The temporary resident card will only be granted for one year. Thanks in advance . Can you please tell us what we need to take to INM? Have done this a couple times now. When you enter Mexico as a tourist, immigration issues you tourist visa, known as an FMM that entitles you to remain in the country for a maximum of 180 days. : ). It is called “Constancia de Residencia” and you apply for it at the Secretaria General office in Playa del Carmen. In a two part series, Mexlaw walks us through the process of gaining legal resident status. Can you tell me how much it costs to apply for permanent residency directly without ever doing the temporal? From time I started contacting them untill I picked up my Visa Approval it took four weeks. What is the consequence for failing to get my permit AND….what now? Richard Fisher, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve in Dallas, thinks it ... Employment law in Mexico has its own set of rules and regulations that must be followed, whether you are a corporation, a small business or running a ... On January 1, 2010, the amount of Mexico's Value Added Tax, called IVA, increased by one percent. Is there any ideas afloat to have proxies go through the process for the applicants? We got the 4 year temp approved at the Mexican Consulate. Hello. I am a dentist and completed my studies in India. All in all the process was smooth and I’m so glad to finally have legal residency. Once the head of household let say has their Temporary Resident Permit it will be easier for the rest of the family to apply in country to obtain theirs since a family member already has theirs. Susan, you can’t renew your status at a Mexican Consulate abroad, you must do so in Mexico. We are glad you had a good experience with the Consulate in San Antonio. My question is, when it comes to renewal, do I need to do the whole package again including the online form, basic form and the request letter? I know they ask that temporary residents update them if they change addresses. I would also like information regarding what types of local ID I can obtain to prove that I am a resident here in Quintana Roo. Thanks. Foreigners who wish to remain in Mexico indefinitely may apply in person for a Permanent Resident Visa at the Consular Office closest to their place of residence.. Thank you thank you thank you. I can now finally get some sleep. Regarding your other question, extensions are not being granted for visas issued at Mexican Consulates, you should come within the 180 days or your visa will expire and you will have to apply again. We own property in mexico and what is the amount that qualifies for property? Two front and one right profile photos ( 2.5×3.0 cm, white background, uncovered forehead, no earrings, no necklaces, without smiling), Temporary Residency allows the holder to get a registration number called CURP    (. Regarding tv cable company, we don’t know, since we are not in Ajijic, we are in Merida, Yucatán. Monthly or annual income ? It was not until January 2019 that I was approved and could then go to INM to make appointment for fingerprints. They will tell you when to return to get the Constancia signed by the Secretaria General with your photo attached showing you are a resident of Solidaridad.