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I was in the process of helping a friend get his permanente visa in May when he would finally qualify after living here for several years going back and forth on tourist visas.  Unfortuantely he suffered a very debilitating stroke 2 weeks ago and is still in the hospital.  It appears he will survive but will spend the rest of his life in a care facility, totally paralyzed and unable to communicate as the stroke was in the lower brain stem.   Financially and for emotional support it makes more sense for this man to remain in Mexico.  He has funds to pay for his own care.  Transport back to the US would be difficult with his needs.  His current tourist visa will expire May 26th but it is now impossbile to do the trip to Phoenix and sign the application even though all the paperwork was ready to do so and the plane ticket purchased for May 11.  So has anyone dealt with this type of visa issue and how to proceed?  I've heard of humanitarian visa being granted for incapacitated folks for a year.  Is there then a way to convert it to permanente with income verification later on when a person cannot travel?  If a lawyer is needed for this I will use Spencer, but maybe he could comment here for our general edification.

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Google Translation:

" National Immigration Institute

Authorization for internment to national territory for humanitarian reasons

Are you a foreigner? Do you require political asylum, or do you need to be interned for humanitarian reasons, public interest or
overwhelming force? Come to the National Institute of Migration!

Necessary documents
 

Required document


Passport or valid Identity and Travel Document that is valid under international law, or official document issued by the authority of your country of origin, containing at least the name of the foreigner, nationality, date of birth and photograph
 
Original


Statement to the immigration authority
 
Original


Multiple Migratory Form (FMM) duly completed [completed as a humanitarian FMM form]
 
Original


The humanitarian causes are credited with a document issued by a public authority or institution, in which the reasons and reasons for which the health or life of the foreign person is considered to be at risk, or which, because of their vulnerability, can not be Returned to their country of origin, or can not continue with their trip. In the absence of the document referred to in the preceding paragraph, the immigration authority, based on the manifestations of the foreign person and other elements of conviction, may issue an agreement that merges and exposes the humanitarian causes that make necessary the internment of the foreign person
 
Original


The causes of  overwhelming force are credited with a document issued by the authority, maritime or airport that indicates the forced arrival by climatic conditions or technical contingency
 
Original


The public interest is credited with the written request of a federal, state or municipal authority, which indicates the actions of relief or rescue that the foreign person will perform to support in situations of emergency or disaster in the national territory
 
Original


In its case, a written request from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), to document the foreign person in the condition of a visitor's stay for humanitarian reasons, while adopting the decision to grant political asylum or not
 
Original


Costs:
Concept
Fee

Proccessing Free"

https://www.gob.mx/tramites/ficha/autorizacion-de-internacion-a-territorio-nacional-por-razones-humanitarias/INM631

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8 hours ago, AlanMexicali said:

Google Translation:

" National Immigration Institute

Authorization for internment to national territory for humanitarian reasons

Are you a foreigner? Do you require political asylum, or do you need to be interned for humanitarian reasons, public interest or
overwhelming force? Come to the National Institute of Migration!

Necessary documents
 

Required document


Passport or valid Identity and Travel Document that is valid under international law, or official document issued by the authority of your country of origin, containing at least the name of the foreigner, nationality, date of birth and photograph
 
Original


Statement to the immigration authority
 
Original


Multiple Migratory Form (FMM) duly completed [completed as a humanitarian FMM form]
 
Original


The humanitarian causes are credited with a document issued by a public authority or institution, in which the reasons and reasons for which the health or life of the foreign person is considered to be at risk, or which, because of their vulnerability, can not be Returned to their country of origin, or can not continue with their trip. In the absence of the document referred to in the preceding paragraph, the immigration authority, based on the manifestations of the foreign person and other elements of conviction, may issue an agreement that merges and exposes the humanitarian causes that make necessary the internment of the foreign person
 
Original


The causes of  overwhelming force are credited with a document issued by the authority, maritime or airport that indicates the forced arrival by climatic conditions or technical contingency
 
Original


The public interest is credited with the written request of a federal, state or municipal authority, which indicates the actions of relief or rescue that the foreign person will perform to support in situations of emergency or disaster in the national territory
 
Original


In its case, a written request from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), to document the foreign person in the condition of a visitor's stay for humanitarian reasons, while adopting the decision to grant political asylum or not
 
Original


Costs:
Concept
Fee

Proccessing Free"

https://www.gob.mx/tramites/ficha/autorizacion-de-internacion-a-territorio-nacional-por-razones-humanitarias/INM631

Guess if it were me, my next move would be to march into Immigration here in Chapala on TUESDAY (Monday being a holiday) and talk to them.   Great info, by the way!

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Yes, humanitarian visas.  We can help him and bring agents from immigration to see him, they will need a doctors letter, we have done a few.

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4 hours ago, Intercasa said:

Yes, humanitarian visas.  We can help him and bring agents from immigration to see him, they will need a doctors letter, we have done a few.

Thanks, I'd planned on contacting your office.

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As noted humanitarian visa is the solution. I process many as I represent a nursing home. They are more work as Spencer knows but INM has no fee. The FMM can even be expired but better not.

Definitely, have Spencer help, as there is a very specific process. Here in SMA INM staff now visit the person before approving even with a doctor's letter. They return for finger prints. Each time I need to be there. In SMA only 1 doctor is allowed to provide that letter and INM is very selective as to every word in it. 

 

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They take a long time but then again most people want to be legal so there isnt an issue. 

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