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Post by Trevor "poncho" Armstrong on Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:15 pm

just wondering if anyone here has renewed their fm2 and was it hard to do (not being able to speak spanish) and how much. thx
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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:56 am

Get Spencer to do it for you. Cheap and painless........
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Post by Hensley on Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:11 am

Also very easy to do on your own.
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Post by Intercasa on Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:16 am

May be easy but you will need patience, new laws coming soon and everybody is trying to get theirs done under thye old system so expect long waits and a longer process for the next few months as the new system is implemented and people rush in under the old system.
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Post by binky on Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:43 am

Any expectation on when the new Residente Permanantes will be open to applicants? Any rumors/leaks on what the exact requirements (income levels, etc.) might be?
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Post by Intercasa on Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:53 am

There is some info but most is lacking, supposed to take effect Nov. 12th but there is still much they need to make public such as amounts and other things, we just need to wait and see for now.
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Post by seisdedos on Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:02 am

I was talking with an Englishman the other day in Manzanillo. He had just renewed his FM2 but had forgotten to take in new photos. He was having a hard time finding the photo studio in a mall in Santiago and asked for directions. Spoke very little Spanish. Said that the procedure was very simple and that if he had had the pics they would have given him his new document on the same visit.

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Post by Intercasa on Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:05 am

With the changes it is a madhouse, almost 3 hours wait in Guadalajara the other day and probably will not get any better for the rest of the year or next year until late January. All the madness started last week so stay tuned.
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Post by Trevor "poncho" Armstrong on Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:45 am

thaks guys. I know we need new photos and whatnot, and i was told the price was around 3000 pesos to renew, is that right?
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Post by Rolly on Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:57 am

The renewal fees for 2012 are:
No Inmigrante (FM3) = $1,451 Pesos
Inmigrante (FM2) = $3,140

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Post by rosie&sam on Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:05 am

spencer, is Fm3 difficult this year? (2012)

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Post by Intercasa on Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:38 am

Not difficult under current system but lots of people getting new documents and renewing so be patient and expect waits and hassles.
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Post by seisdedos on Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:06 pm

Funny, the Englishman said they weren't implementing any changes. He was asked for the exact same documents as in 2011. That was this past Friday.
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Post by Intercasa on Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:56 pm

New system to be implemented Nov 12 (on or after that date will be under new rules) mas o menos, many, many people are trying to get their stuff done before that, both in Chapala and Guadalajara.
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Post by binky on Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:15 pm

Why are people jumping the gun now for the 'old' documents??

We are on FM3's and would like to 'upgrade' to Residente Permanente....would there be any reason for us NOT to wait for the new visas??
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Post by Intercasa on Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:26 pm

I advise them to do it now, if possible instead of having a time deadline to get new items they may require. Also under new rules you will have 30 days to switch from tourist visa to another document, what about people who have already been here 2 months? Better for people to have a year to sort things out then have to leave the country or scramble to get documents that may not be readily available or easy to obtain.
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Post by rosie&sam on Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:24 pm

spencer, my FM3 expires end of december. i am in no hurry to receive the new one, as i am not traveling. how late can i turn in my photos, bank statements (if needed), & 1451 peso fee? (immigration closes for xmas holidays). i am ok to get new card anytime in jan.'13. (& no i will not do this myself, only w/an attorney). it is the FIFTH year. do we need to go to guad? or the little place in chapala? thankyou for your help.

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Post by Intercasa on Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:07 pm

You will be under the new system so start as early as possible, fees will be higher, no need to go to Guad but most likely a whole new application / start and we do not have all the details yet. No more renewing every year, you will be able to renew for up to 4 years if you get the temporary resident document or lifetime for the permanent resident document.
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Post by Jim W on Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:39 pm

Rolly wrote:The renewal fees for 2012 are:
No Inmigrante (FM3) = $1,451 Pesos
Inmigrante (FM2) = $3,140


Rolly, what is the reason for cost difference? FM 3 vs FM 2... Does it take more time? I paid a little over 2000 pesos for FM 3.....now being quoted over 5000 pesos for FM 2?
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Post by Rolly on Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:12 pm

I have no idea. I don't make the rules.
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Post by binky on Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:28 am

Is the local INM office still accepting applications to change from an FM3 (no-immigrante) to an FM2 (immigrante) at this time?
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Post by Intercasa on Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:25 am

Yes business as usual.
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Post by binky on Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:20 am

Spencer,
What the total charge (govt fees and your fees) to go from FM3 to FM2? And, about how long is it taking.
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Post by Intercasa on Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:26 am

We charge $5,250 pesos, time is anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks. They are getting busier so be patient.
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