Is this info good for what is going on now or do I have something from last year? thanx. I guess you will have to cut and paste the website.
Shortcut – Condensed Instructions For Filing for FM3/No Inmigrante or FM2 / Inmigrante Status:
Go online to the INM website, INMs Online Site for Applying for an FM2, FM3, or extensions of them: (http://inami.gob.mx/index.php/page/Soli ... e_Estancia
) and enter your personal information, check the boxes to apply for the status you want, and get a Pieza Number – print the page with the Pieza Number or write down the number. At the end of the on-line application process, there is an option where you can push a button that displays the information you entered. If you print this page and bring it with you to your first INM visit, INM can more quickly verify & confirm your personal information.
Things to take to your local INM office:
1. A letter addressed to your INM office’s delegado requesting the type of visa you want (see below). Note: ” No Inmigrante ” is the official name of the category that corresponds to the old FM3 and ” Inmigrante ” corresponds to the old FM2.
2. Your passport and copies of the first key pages of your passport,
3. A copy of a comprobante (Telmex, JAPAY, CFE etc bill) to prove your address,
4. Copies of the most recent 3 months of bank or financial statements to show deposits or on-going balances that prove your fiscal independence (FM3 = $15,583 pesos & FM2 = $24,932 pesos per month) for 2012.
5. Your current visa document (keep a copy for your personal use while INM processes your app. You may need official proof of an FM2 or FM3 with the police or other Mexican authorities while INM is processing your application). (Hint: it is good to keep a copy of your FM2 or FM3 throughout the year, because it is much easier to replace a lost FM2/FM3 if you have a copy.<9
6. Your Pieza Number (from your INM web application) and possibly your personal info page from the website.
INM will typically accept your submissions and print you a NUT number along with a password. KEEP THESE. Your online application is only for entering information, and it does not qualify as applying for a visa. Your official application date (or renewal date) is the date of when they issue you the NUT & password. The NUT number signifies that you have actually formally started the application process, which is important if you are trying to beat a deadline for an expiring visa.
You then go home and wait, daily checking the INM website, using your NUT & password to monitor the status of your application. INM will notify you to come back into the office to … get your payment document to take to a bank and submit payment, to get the list of ID foto requirements, answer questions, maybe to submit 2 letters from Mexicans certifying that you are not an ax murderer, etc.
The process typically takes no more than 2-3 weeks for first time filers, including the final visit. In the final visit INM asks you a few questions, takes your thumbprints, and laminates a new INM card for you. The specific details of what you do and how it works are described below in: ” FM3 the Long-Term Non-Immigrant “Visa”, “Pros & Cons” and ” FM2 AND FM3 ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESSES: “
Our own 2012 FM2 renewal took only 2 visits and less than 4 hours of time in the INM office, including waiting in lines. sweet