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I forget. What is it that you aren't supposed to with your immigration form when returning to Mexico so that your Permanente visa won' be affected? 

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Never check the tourist box!!!!

Be sure to specify your status as Inmigrante Permanente.

Do not let an immigration officer fill out the form for you, as he may assume that you are a tourist, when you are not.

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Here's the process, leaving and returning.  

 

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Go to the INM counter at GDL (it's next to United Airlines counter).   We often have early AM flights and the counter has always been open, sometimes as early as 5AM.

Some key entries/info: 

The INM agent at GDL will give you a blank form.  You will have to step aside and fill it out.

On the top part of form:

Box 7, enter Mexico

Box 8, enter RP number (from the back of your RP card)

Box 9, enter OTRO for purpose of trip

Write "Residente Permanente" at very top of the from and again below the perforation on the lower portion of form.  

The rest of form is straight-forward.  After you complete it, return to the INM window so the agent can stamp it.  Hand him your passport, your RP card and your boarding pass.  He will give the stamped  FMM back to you.  Agents normally separate the form at the perforation and put the lower (smaller) portion in our passport with our boarding pass, knowing this is what the airline expects to see.  Keep the upper larger portion.....you will need it when you return to MX. 

The lower shorter part of form is collected by the airline before you depart, usually at the gate just prior to boarding, but the counter agents will want to see it; if you don't have it they will send you to INM.

Again, keep the upper larger portion for your return to MX.  .  

When you return to MX do not fill out the blank FMM form the airline staff hands out on the plane (but take one and keep it for your next trip so you can fill it out before getting to GDL for your next trip out of MX).

When you return to MX, enter the arriving flight info on the upper portion of the FMM that you kept when you left Mexico.  When you approach the INM desk at GDL arrival area, show him/her your RP card FIRST and say, "Soy Residente."   Then hand over your FMM and passport.  The INM agent will keep the FMM form and you will leave their desk with only your RP card and passport.  

 

Other posters who did not retain the FMM form that they filled out when departing Mexico suggest that you fill in the upper part upon arrival (as described above), and only give the agent that upper part.  Remember to hand them your RP card first and declare, "Soy Residente Permanente" as many coming off your flight may indeed be turistas.  

 

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Thanks for the information

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On 7/14/2019 at 8:35 AM, RVGRINGO said:

Never check the tourist box!!!!

Be sure to specify your status as Inmigrante Permanente.

Do not let an immigration officer fill out the form for you, as he may assume that you are a tourist, when you are not.

Residente Permanente, no?  

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4 hours ago, More Liana said:

Residente Permanente, no?  

Yes, RP

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Yes, Residente Permanente.   

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