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  1. thanks everyone I found a Nissan March that works
  2. This indicates you can do it: https://www.gob.mx/tramites/ficha/cambio-de-residente-temporal-a-residente-permanente/INM823
  3. It is on high ground so OK. I am flying back for 2 weeks on the 17th, so I can check it all out
  4. actually my spanish teacher helped me. The place was a bit tough to find but it was easy.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. rick above, probably answered the question
  10. Thanks I found a guy here who will help me do it and knows exactly where and what to do
  11. 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?
  12. I have my 2008 canadian plated fit down here. I find it is too low slung, It keeps bottoming out on topes
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. I am currently in Canada Dan. My issue is I am very nervous about flying right now. I am not worried once down there. It will be a hassle to let my temporal expire, but I may have to. Fortunately I am only in my first year of temporal, its not like starting over in year 4. A lot depends on vaccine schedules. That seems to be happening faster than predicted, and at over 70 I will be in one of the earlier groups. Even if I get the first jab, I have enough time to go to Mexico between the 2 shots, and one shot still gives you some protection. Terry now qualifies for permanente so she can just redo as that, while I stay temporal, so we can still bring a car in for another year or maybe 2, til I buy a Mexican one. I can change temporal to permanente inside Mexico since its based on UMA not minimum wage. I want to pick the timing myself so I don't get blindsided again. You never know, if it happens once, it can happen twice.
  16. I know that but i have to be Mexico in the month before expiry. I am there most of time, but the experience with Covid has shown you can be blindsided. i am stuck in Canada and my 1 year expires next month. Since I am not willing to risk coming back right now, my only option is to re-apply. I would hate to get blindsided at year 3.5, so being able to choose the timing of going permanente is an advantage. As soon as I don't need to bring a vehicle in.
  17. from what I understand the UMA comes into play if you want to change your temporal to permanente within Mexico, in which case the qualifications are a lot lower amount. Maybe qualification amounts at consulates vary in the US, but in Canada they seem consistent. I may convert my temporal early. I hear you need statements translated into spanish. I am hoping I can get my bank to produce a statement of only my deposits and their source, for a 6 month period and stamp it to make that less complex.
  18. Connie at the Vancouver consulate warned me about this a few days ago. If I have to redo, I still qualify, so I am not too worried about it, but it is putting it further and further out of reach for most.
  19. Ok i need to get this clear since I am still wary. My temporal expires on Jan 6th. So, as things stand, do I have to enter Mexico before March 1st or can I come later (after the 55 days) when hopefully I will have been vaccinated? I have pretty well resigned myself I would have to start over, but if it is still doable past the 55 days, I will still fly down to do it. I do realize qualifications are likely to go up 15% after Jan 1st, but I will still make those (barely)
  20. I don't think any are, I know in Cnada, it comes down from the main embassy, so its consistent everywhere. To make things worse, AMLO is planning to raise the minimum wage by 15% on Jan 1st which will up the amounts by another 15%, putting it out of reach of all but the most affluent retirees.
  21. I live most of the year in Mexico, not full time until my parents are gone at least. I need to buy a car and my intention it to ultimately stay there. My issue is they keep raising financial qualifications and i may find myself priced out if I don't do it now. Either way i spend more time there a year (this one excluded) that the 6 month tourist visa allows.
  22. I can't see ever applying for citizenship. I like to keep a foot in Canada just in case I need to return for medical reasons, so I make sure i spend 5 months a year there. Plus I like summers in Canada. Winter sucks, though and I am stuck here this one because of covid. May eventually look for assisted living in mexico if I get too sick old and stupid to travel.
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