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  1. This indicates you can do it: https://www.gob.mx/tramites/ficha/cambio-de-residente-temporal-a-residente-permanente/INM823
  2. It is on high ground so OK. I am flying back for 2 weeks on the 17th, so I can check it all out
  3. actually my spanish teacher helped me. The place was a bit tough to find but it was easy.
  4. Dan, wasn't INM in Chapala, it is in Melaque, a small office. 2 immigration people, Spencer in Chapala and Sonia in SMA told me about the 500 x UMA thing. Having been burned once when I could not get back due to Covid, I don't want it to happen again in these uncertain days. Not ready to move here full time until my aged parents are gone and don't want to find myself unable to meet financials later on.
  5. 2 reasons, the car is going back to canada in April and not coming back, I am buying a mexican car. Right now I am returning to canada in summer, my parents are 95. I had temporal but got blindsided when I could not get back due to covid and had to start over. That is why i just want to go permanente and get it done with.
  6. OK I am getting conflicting info. I just got my temporal in Melaque, Jal. I have heard i can change that to permanente using the 500 x UMA formula for financials at any time. The INM lady here indicated otherwise. I would like to do it and get it over with. I do have a Canadian car here, but i also heard I can get a 5 or 6 day SAT permission to get it out. Does anyone know? I don't mind using someone to expedite this like Spencer. I could also do it when I re-enter Mexico in October before the 1 year on the temporal expires. Would prefer to do it on my way out in late March.
  7. IF i change my temporal to permanente this spring I will go through chapala law anyway, in which case I could have them get me the SAT document.
  8. rick above, probably answered the question
  9. Thanks I found a guy here who will help me do it and knows exactly where and what to do
  10. I am in the market for a small (about the size of a honda fit) Jalisco plated car. has to be about 4 meters long to fit in a garage. Not much in the manzanillo area so I figure i will have to look in the guadalajara area. Small Kia, nissan, chevy aveo, suzuzi swift or something like that. Willing to go to about 150 -200K pesos. Never bought a car in mexico before (I have a CURP). A boit worried about getting ripped off if i do a private deal. Can anyone recommend a dealer. No hurry, I am in mexico til april and have a canadian plated car here right now. That brings up another question if anyone knows the answer. If I become permanente before my temporal runs out, is there a grace period to get that car out of Mexico?
  11. I have my 2008 canadian plated fit down here. I find it is too low slung, It keeps bottoming out on topes
  12. 2 questions. I have to redo my residente due to the fact I could not get back to renew last year. My car will have a 30 day tIP I need to extend. I am in Melaque. Does anyone know if there is an Aduana closer to Manzanillo, like maybe its airport? Also I need to by a car in November, any suggestion on where to do that in guadalajara area? I am looking for a compact 4 door, auto or manual about the size of a ford fiesta or honda fit. It needs to fit in my brother in laws garage. Dont want to spend much more than 100K pesos. I sent an email to spencer. If I can do the residente and TIP in one go, I will use him. I tried to look into doing it in Nuevo Vallarta, but it is the wrong state.
  13. You cant if you are a canadian resident no matter what your mexican status. Especially in BC. You can drive it into the US and store it below the border. I have looked into it and so has a friend and were told no. If you have a mexican DL and a BC one, keep it quiet and leave the mexican one in Mexico.
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