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Yes you need to take a Spanish test. 

First you are given an article from some publication to read. About 4 or 5 paragraphs. Then you are given  a page with 5 questions multiple choice 3 answers possible on each. You can refer back to the article as many times as you want. You circle the correct answer for each question.

Next you are handed a picture. You need to write 3 sentences describing what is in the picture. Each sentence must be a minimum of 5 words and punctuated correctly.  Can be very basic ie;  Hay dos personas abajo de arboles. 

I have been told that in GDL they say there is a time limit. That is not legal but they do it. In Mexico City there is no time limit. You need to go to Mexico City for your police report. You can do it all in one day. 

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3 hours ago, Mostlylost said:

First you are given an article from some publication to read. About 4 or 5 paragraphs. Then you are given  a page with 5 questions multiple choice 3 answers possible on each. You can refer back to the article as many times as you want. You circle the correct answer for each question.

Do you have any idea if there is a certain suggested reading level (elementary school, high school, university) for the paragraphs used on the test?

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I am not aware of anyplace that it is stated. I am sure my 8 year old granddaughter (who is bilingual) would  have been able to read and understand it. 

The story that  I was given was about the celebration of the Day of the Dead in a small town near Mexico City. It was very easy to read and understand. The multiple choice questions were easy. For 2 of the 5 questions I referred back to the story and the correct answers were exact quotes from the story.  1 question was worded a little tricky, but I re-read it 2 or 3 times then referred to the story and it wasn't hard to glean the answer as only 1 of the 3 options fit well.

The description sentences I wrote about the picture I was given were at about 3rd grade level because I did not want to make a mistake on verb conjugation.  The most words in any of the  3 sentences was 6. 

 

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There is a fairly recent PDF study guide for the history portion of the examination required for Mexican citizenship.  BIBLIOGRAFÍA DE ESTUDIO 2017 NATURALIZACIÓN  Google is your friend and can give you lots more information.


Remember that if one is over 60, one is not required to take the history exam; only the Spanish-language exam is required.

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On 9/16/2019 at 7:59 PM, ibarra said:

Type NEW Mexican Citizenship Exam 2018 in the search option.  This post has a lot of answers for citizenship questions. 

For your advice to work, users must also navigate to "more search options" and select "find results that contain all of my search term words" or "find results in content titles only".  Otherwise, they get hundreds of results that are not related to Mexican citizenship.

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INM has not for 4 months plus, processed visa history requests nor time out of country and may not for rest of year. So you have lots of time to prepare. SRE in some cases will waive this requirement so all the more reason to record exits and entries.

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I did not have the INM report. I made a declaration of my exits and entries on a form provided by SRE that matched the stamps in my passport.  That was sufficient for them in Mexico City. I can not vouch for other offices, as they seem to make up different rules, however both of  SRE websites do not list such a printout from INM as required. "

Escrito Libre:

El extranjero bajo protesta de decir verdad, deberá declarar las entradas y salidas que haya realizado en los dos años anteriores a la presentación del trámite.

Handwritten:

The foreigner, under oath, must declare the entries and exits they have made in the two years prior to the presentation of the procedure.

 

6. Presentar una carta, bajo protesta de decir verdad, en el que se señale con claridad el número de salidas y entradas que ha realizado del y hacia el país en el término de dos años anteriores a la presentación de la solicitud, para el cómputo de ausencias, a que se refiere el artículo 21 de la Ley de Nacionalidad, (acompañar dos fotocopias);

Present a letter, under oath, clearly stating the number of departures and entrances you have made to and from the country within two years prior to the submission of the application, for the computation of absences, referred to in article 21 of the Nationality Law, (accompanied by two photocopies);

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On 9/29/2019 at 7:34 PM, Sonia said:

INM has not for 4 months plus, processed visa history requests nor time out of country and may not for rest of year. So you have lots of time to prepare. SRE in some cases will waive this requirement so all the more reason to record exits and entries.

When you say SRE will in some cases waive the requirement, what does that mean? That SRE simply will not ask to receive a visa history letter from INM, but will verify, electronically or otherwise, the person's entries and exits from Mexico? Or that SRE does not require the letter and does not cross check entry and exit record and merely trusts the written declaration of the applicant regarding his or her absences?

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SRE requires you to furnish a list of your entries and exits from Mexico for the prior 2 years. (see my other post with examples from 2 SRE websites). It should match the stamps in your passport.  What SRE does to verify the information I can't say. 

What I can say, having just gone through the process, is that you DO NOT need a printout from INM.  Nowhere does it say it is a requirement in any list of requirements.  Nor did they ask for a printout from INM. There was no need to wave anything.

SRE in Mexico City has a simple form. They did not like the one I used, so I filled in their form while the lady was checking my other docs.

I am now a Mexican citizen, and I did the process myself. 

Nothing against Sonia, but she is dead wrong on this one.

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There is no absolute truth with INM every office has a way to look at things WHat is acceptable for one is not always acceptable for the other.. You just have to try it and se what happens. I was asked for a print out because I had lost my passport but n the end they did not use the print out..

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3 hours ago, bmh said:

There is no absolute truth with INM every office has a way to look at things WHat is acceptable for one is not always acceptable for the other.. You just have to try it and se what happens. I was asked for a print out because I had lost my passport but n the end they did not use the print out..

When you say INM do you mean SRE??      Any involvement by INM is handled behind the scenes by SRE.  Obviously the inability to provide the passport copies that are required would cause other methods to be needed. 

The SRE application process and requirements are very clear and regulated by Federal law. I can say by experience that in Mexico City they follow the rules 100%. Since you need to go the Mexico City to get your national police report, just go to SRE the same day. You do not need an appointment, and if you are over 60 they call your name first.

When you receive your approval email from SRE ( about 6 months) you can request they send the papers to your nearest SRE office. When GLD received my papers they called my home phone (which is on the DNN-3) and told me I could appear without an appointment, which I did the next day. 

Also when you sign your papers tell them to hold them for a couple of hours because you want to apply for your passport at the same time. I was able to get my papers, and passport in Guadalajara in about 3 hours total. Everyone was very professional and helpful. Also if you are over 60 there is no appointment needed for the passport and they will put you in a special line.  

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Yes sorry I mean SRE,,  I have been a Mexcan citizen for a few years so I know the difference.. By the way what I say is valid for any government agency.. Each office of any agency has its own twist and thatt is the way it is..

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