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What office do I need to visit in Chapala to get an old age discount card (INAPAM I think its called) and do discounts apply from 60 years onward ? Could have use it when I renewed my drivers licence.¬†ūüė≠

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Quick google search inapam edad requisitos yielded this

https://gobmx.mx/tarjeta-inapam/

60 years or older

ID, proof of address,  2 pictures infantile color or black & white

for non citizens add passport and residente temporal or permanente card

All documents need to have original and b&w copy

It is in the DIF building  With the current covid  it might be a good Idea to call. Sometimes they don't have cards available. 

The website lists: 

  Martha Hilda Rangel Zambrano

 Degollado No. 327 ,Col. Centro    C.P. 45900

Tel: 3767652849   3767653349

Correo: hilda_difchapala@hotmail.com 

Horario de atenci√≥n al p√ļblico: lunes a viernes de 08:00 a 14:00 horas.

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yes, i have been trying to get mine for months.  They have not had cards available.  They told me to call first to see if the cards are available.  I have not called in a long while so maybe they are ready.  Go up street towards Soriana, turn right on Degollado.  That corner is a Fruit water store, green awning.  Go up the road.  The DIF is on the left, big white building.  Enter building, office is on the left.  But yes i have been in there 3 times and she says to just call to see if cards are in.

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They've been "out of cards" in Isla Mujeres for about two years. In March I went to the office to check availablity and as I entered I walked past a local exiting with her new card, but, alas, they were "out of cards". Officially the program is fully functional, but I think unofficially someone has decided that some people don't need any discounts. Not sure if there's a similar situation here.

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Thanks you Mostlylost and Shag. Will give it a try next week and will report back. Dan Hodge, sounds to me that there is an official that has a grudge....

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Just my 2 pesos-

There is a pandemic going on and Mexico is in the sh*ts whether anyone wants to acknowledge it or not.

As such, how important is an Inapam card, really? The ladies that run the office inside DIF are over 50 and hopefully are not working in their tiny, airless office while this is going on. You, if you want an Inapam card, are over 60. Is it worth the risk to get a card that will save you a few pesos on occasion?

I have had a card for over three years. When we spent 8 days in CDMX it saved us a handful of pesos on museum entrance fees, nothing on plane fare, nothing on lodging, nothing on food and beverage tabs. The most I've saved has been at Walmart and they take one look at me and give me the discount without the need for a card!

Relax. Stay home except for essential outings. Live to see your family again.

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I believe there are 2 different cards one the dif is for and I think it is more of a state run program the one accepted more often is the ianpan  card. I have both, I don't recall ever using the dif  card I use the ianpan  card frequently ,My 2 centovos ,your milage may vary.

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I went to the Federal Office Building at Av. Alcalde 500 in Guadalajara for my INAPAM card and received it the same day I applied.  No fuss, no muss, no line.

I travel a LOT in Mexico, and 95% of the time by bus.  All buses--whether local or long distance--offer 50% discounts on tickets for INAPAM card holders.  Last year alone I probably saved  6,000 to 9,000 pesos, maybe more--which amounts to about 600 pesos per round trip from Morelia, Michoacán (where I live) to Mexico City.
 

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I got mine at the Dif office in Chapala 20 years ago, and use it all over mexico, also on busses and free entrance to most museums...they still issue them there..today is my 80 th birthday 

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I got mine several years ago in guadalajara, the director refused to give me the card and I stuck to my guns and she called a immigration director in and he told her I qualified she was pissed, sorry I had to share that. I believe lcs had a program to get the card thru them, when they open back up I would check with them,

9 hours ago, HoneyBee said:

phil in mexico, where did you get your ianpan card ? Thanks

it is a beneficial card to have ūüíĮ

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2 minutes ago, phil in mexico said:

I got mine several years ago in guadalajara, the director refused to give me the card and I stuck to my guns and she called a immigration director in and he told her I qualified she was pissed, sorry I had to share that. I believe lcs had a program to get the card thru them, when they open back up I would check with them,

it is a beneficial card to have ūüíĮ

In my experience in Chapala the lady is as nice as can be.  The only problem is they run out of cards so you need to check before going.

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