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  1. Okay, great. Yeah, the stamps are really hard to read. And if the E and S can be ignored, I have every stamp that I need and I've carefully kept track. Sounds like I can relax and just ensure my signed statement is accurate. Thanks for the quick responses.
  2. The only stamps in my passport are from Mexico (none from other countries). I just double checked and yes, there are exit stamps. The format of the stamps are: 01 MAR 21 S , 01 MAR 19 E, etc The "E" and "S" correspond to an entrada or salida, except in the case of my most recent entry to Mexico. Thank you for sharing the sample letter, I'm going to use that when I apply for naturalizacion. Assuming they ever reopen the process. It's incredibly frustrating at this point. I have 8 years of residency, was eligible March 18 of last year (right when the pandemic began), and have been h
  3. I have kept a spreadsheet of all my entries and exits from Mexico since receiving my residency card. Just now, I was adding a new column to show which page each stamp is on. I discovered something interesting and I'm worried it might be a problem when applying for naturalization. The most recent entry stamp, from March of this year, says the date and followed by that is "S". All of the other stamps are correct and show "E" for entrada, and "S" for salida. But I checked my flight receipt, and the spreadsheet, and I'm certain that was an entry, not a salida (I mean I'm here within Mexico..
  4. As other posters have mentioned, the answer hinges on whether you're a Canadian resident (under the applicable laws and regulations at issue, not necessarily for some other purpose like tax purposes). Under Canadian law, you'd be attempting to temporarily import your Mexican-registered vehicle if you arrived at a land border with it, intending to drive it into Canada as a Visitor. Visitor meaning the legal definition of that term under the applicable regulation, not whatever our practical/everyday sense of the word might be. NAFTA does not apply to temporary importations. NAFTA is
  5. There are several recent news articles about a soccer player named Rogelio Funes Mori who allegedly began the naturalizacion process in Mexico back in September (of 2020) and says that he anticipates finishing this month. It sounds like he applied based on residency. The articles are of course more focused on the implications for Mexican soccer, not the specific legal process. Still, does anyone know if there's some back door way to get an application started? Beyond "be a famous entertainer/sports personality?" I'm also wondering, when he claims to have started the process in September,
  6. Nogales, no. Tucson and Phoenix have been okay with just printed online bank statements (no notary no stamp from the bank). Or regular mailed statements if you have the past few months still.
  7. Just received my carta de no antecedentes penales (federal). I arrived 10 minutes prior to my appointment to find a long line, so initially I waited in it. Appeared to be mostly upper class central americans. I listened to them talking to the guard as the line moved forward and quickly realized that none of them had a cita. So I raised my voice, said una disculpa, tengo una cita (in only 8 minutes at that point...) and the guard glanced at the printed email and waved me into the metal detector. The lady on the other side told me I must apagar el celular, and she watched me turn it off. Af
  8. I would guess that Campeche will be the first delegacion that opens to accept applications. If that happens, the question will be, do the officials there accept an application from a non resident of Campeche?
  9. Thanks Scott. Everything you posted was helpful and I now see the chain of DOF entries you referred to. It looks like Sept 29th was the last update to Sexto a) ,which appears to be the relevant language, just as you pointed out. I did receive a response from them earlier today. They mentioned the same DOF entries as you, and indicated that the process is currently suspended nationwide, and will only be restarted for in person transactions when "the health authority" announces appropriate measures to prevent contagion from in-person activities and the semaphore is green in the offic
  10. Could you share some supportive evidence? A news article or D.O.F. entry, etc. Thank you for mentioning that either way, it has prompted me to contact them tomorrow via email and telephone, to confirm which tramites they are currently offering.
  11. Which SRE office do I go to in Mexico City after I receive the carta de no antecedentes penales? I have a checklist of all of the items that I need to bring to apply for naturalizacion por residencia (from the SRE website), plus the amount that I need to pay before I go, and bring the receipt...but their website doesn't say which branch office in Mexico City handles this, and there are lots of locations. https://directorio.sre.gob.mx/index.php/delegaciones
  12. I just received a response, 9 days after requesting the cita via email. They highlighted one of the required items, I suppose to indicate that I omitted it in my original request. I think it's accurate because I realized a few hours after I sent my request that I failed to include the solicitud, which I free typed, citing which law entitles me to request the carta, and which department/entity requires it of me (the SRE). The email they sent from is: citasantecedentes@sspc.gob.mx edit to give a timeline summary: - Emailed them to requested a cita, with docs attached to em
  13. 8 days have passed since I emailed SEGOB requesting a cita, with all of the required information attached. I emailed both addresses that they've advertised (as above, and also citasantecedentes@ same domain). I've also called them several times but no one answers, and no one returns my voicemail messages.
  14. Update: I just successfully created my cuenta "Llave CDMX" The website is impressive. I entered my CURP and it auto-filled my data. Then I uploaded: (1) Color pdf of front and back of INM card, (2) photo of a recent foto tamanno credencial, and (3) An estado de cuenta from my bank. Documents are under review and when approved, I will have a full account that *should* be sufficient to request a Carta de No Antecedentes Penales at the federal level. **edit - Nope! This appears to be a solicitud for a Carta de No Antecedentes that is equivalent to the State-level Carta. In o
  15. I read on El Financiero that CDMX is offering the Carta de no Antecedentes Penales online, as of yesterday. Does anyone know if this online method would work for foreigners trying to obtain the Carta for naturalization purposes? I intend to attempt to register a Llave CDMX tomorrow and try this for myself, but wondering if anyone has thoughts about whether our situation as extranjeros would prevent us from using the new online method. Source: https://elfinanciero.com.mx/cdmx/tienes-un-nuevo-empleo-y-requieres-constancia-de-no-antecedentes-penales-ya-la-puedes-obtener-en
  16. About 5-6 weeks after visiting my local INM branch office. That's with having either the temporary visa they paste into your passport, or a valid residente temporal. I think they advised me that it could take between 1 week and 3 months.
  17. In 29 of 31 states, a valid temporal or permanente immigration status must be proven to obtain a driving license, which if issued expires on the same date as the immigration credential. Therefore if you hold a valid unexpired license, any law enforcement or INM official could infer that you also have valid immigration status. Unless your license was issued in Guerrero or Zacatecas. I've never been asked to show a passport or other proof of immigration status, except when entering or exiting the country. Also, it seems that officials are focused on migrants from central america these days,
  18. Does anyone know, from direct experience or from indirect accounts, if workers ever solicit or demand bribes during the naturalization exam? I've read several stories about the difficulty level of the history exam, with lots of people unable to pass on the first try, yet there are no corresponding tales of bribery. I'm not saying I always expect corruption from Mexico, but human nature suggests that some enterprising soul would decide that he or she could enrich himself from this situation...also, how does the test taker know that s/he genuinely passed or failed?
  19. I just tried to access the "Mi Cuenta" page from the CFE website and it's showing an HTTP2 Protocol Error. url is: www.cfe.mx/Casa/Mi-cuenta/Pages/default.aspx I'm not on an island currently and this is the bookmark I use every 2 months to login and view my bill, so I suspect CFE is experiencing some sort of outage. update: looks like I need to change my bookmark. Now the account login is done directly from https://www.cfe.mx/Pages/Index.aspx I just successfully logged in with my saved credentials and I can see my bill and account status.
  20. I'm also curious when in the process SRE presented you with the printout. I plan to call them to explain my situation and understand what they will require of me. Fingers crossed that what they tell me is the same as what the person from SRE demands of me when I apply in CDMX.
  21. sorry to resurrect a somewhat old thread... bmh, are you saying SRE asked you for a printout of your entries and exits from INM because at the time you applied for citizenship you did not have a passport to show the people at SRE? Or did you lose your passport at some point in the previous years such that you could not show them all of the relevant entry and exit stamps? I lost my passport about one year ago, so I cannot show all entry and exit stamps from the past 2 years. Wonder if that will be a problem when I apply for citizenship, or if SRE will just cross reference the dates
  22. That's a great article. I'm sad that they're removing Rivera from the billete de 500. It's just as tragic as when Bank of Canada redesigned the $5 bill and removed the hockey scene.
  23. Thank you kindly for the reply. I will definitely follow the advice to get the federal police report in CDMX and go to SRE there on the same day (then fly back). A couple of years ago I was forced to deal with an official who decided to add his own requirements to the published immigration law and I don't care to repeat that. There's a lot of value in finding the offices where the workers attempt to objectively follow the law and refrain from adding their own ideas about what should or should not be required. I appreciate the info about the state police report too. I'll definitely
  24. I see the SRE lists two police clearance letters required when applying for a carta de naturalización por residencia. However, reading through several posts here I don't see stories of board members going to apply for a state/municipal police clearance letter (carta de no antecedentes penales). Does SRE insist on receiving that letter along with the federal police background check? I would greatly appreciate it if anyone can share their personal experience with this. For me, it would be a six hour round trip drive to get the letter from the office of the prosecutor fiscalia in the state capit
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