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  1. This is from the LCS facebook page today as of March. If this is wrong, so is the original LCS post. Sorry for trying to help.

    𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐩𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐮𝐛𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐰𝐚𝐥 𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐧 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬 

    Drop off Saturdays at LCS  10:30 am-12:30 pm

    Use form DS-82 for renewal          fee $110 USD
    ·      *See item 5 for paying with pesos
    When dropping off at Lake Chapala Society bring the following:

    1.   Completed form using black ink
    2.   Proper 2”X2” color passport photos (NO GLASSES)
    3.   Your current passport and a copy 
    4.A pre paid Fed Ex envelope purchased at IShop in San Antonio (short block East from Super Lake) Originating address: US Consulate calle Progreso 175, Col Americana, Americana, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal. 
    5.Payment in CASH ONLY either US dollars or Mexican pesos at the   current monthly rate. EXACT CHANGE ONLY
    Current rate:  RATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
     For current monthly rate inquire at email address below
           The rate is set by the US Consulate NOT current bank rate
    Of special note question #8 is your US address or mail forwarding address and question #18 is your local Mexico address. Also please be sure the photo is as shown below with a smooth white background. Genesis Digital photography is located at Ocompo #34 in Ajijic.
     
          Here is what happens when you turn in completed items above:
    All your paperwork and a copy of receipt will be placed in an individual  envelope with your name on it.
             You will receive a receipt for the paperwork and cash received
     Twice a month the applications will be taken to the consulate and  processed (approximately 4 weeks) then sent in your prepaid envelope to IShop who will notify you.   
    Questions: pifernr@gmail.com

  2. Here is an excerpt from an interview with Michael Eager. He says there were no other hotels. A very good interview.

     https://bestplacesintheworldtoretire.com/stories/mexico/my-life-in-mexico/my-life-in-chapala-ajijic-mexico/an-interview-with-michael-eager-about-the-unlikely-events-that-led-his-family-to-come-to-ajijic-in-the-first-place-and-then-to-b/

    We ran it for 15 years and it was the local watering hole. There were no other restaurants, there were no other bars, and there were no other hotels, so if you wanted to know what was going on in the world you would go down to the old Posada and talk to some of the new hotel guests to find out what’s going on in the States or what was going on in Canada. Either that, or you would listen to my father giving his idea of the ideal world.

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  3. 24 minutes ago, cafemediterraneo said:

    I went to 2 banks in which I have accounts and both said it was against banking rules to accept checks over $1000 USD. And also against the law to send checks by mail....looks like some of us will have to wait.  I'm hoping that someone with some authority will make a special exemption for these Treasury checks as the money will be spent in Mexico.

    I understood you can send checks under 10,000 usd by mail. If you have online banking, you can send it that way to your bank in the US.

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