Jump to content
Chapala.com Webboard

Temporale Extension - documents required?


Recommended Posts

I've been told that this process is fairly easy if you can assemble a suitable package of documents. I've looked to see exactly what these are, and found the INM website to be more than a little cryptic on this. Can someone please identify which docs are necessary to bring to one's appointment? I have completed the Formatico Basico, and wonder if I need more than this one, and if I must assemble supporting financial docs again. I did this a year ago at the Mexican consulate, and nothing has changed, but that's a risky assumption.

Also, the name on my passport is not identical. i.e Joe Biden vs Joseph....LoL

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Go to your Local INM office for a review, there always seems to be interpretive wiggle room in what is required. Take home all that they do not need. Good Luck.

I just spent 45minutes picking up & activating my Intercom Debit Card? Took 4 different people, a telephone call, a verbal review of all my documents & 2 different Debit Card readers to complete the transaction.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Do yourself a favor and go to see Maria at the papelaria on Ramon Corona just a few doors west of the plaza in San Antonio next door to Marios resturant. Marias husband may be looking after the front but just ask for Maria and he will get her. She speaks English and she will make up all the papers you need and information. It costs a few pesos but well worth it. We had ours done 8 years ago it was 100.00 pesos but I think it would have increased a little by now.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Good advice. We used Maria's services whenever we encountered new or confusing requirements and forms. She is really good, very efficient, and economical. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We received our initial temporal in Tucson back in January 2017 without coming close to meeting the financial requirements. 

They took our word that we had sold our house in Oregon and put a deposit on a house in Chapala that we would be paying for when we arrived.

We paid ABC Legal to walk us through getting our cards once we arrived  here, as we were still adjusting and didn't want to make any mistakes.

A year later we went to the INM office and told them we wanted to extend for 3 additional years. They gave us a slip of paper with the bank account in which we were to deposit the fees and a few simple instructions.  No extensive paperwork or financials were required.

Upon completion of our 4 years temporal we again had ABC Legal lend us a hand, not for any reason other than the pandemic was in full swing and the INM office was not open without an appointment and we didn't want to spend anymore time in contact with others than necessary. 

Again, it was mainly about paying the fees (ABC did the banking for us) then a quick trip to sign some papers and have our photos taken. No financials or paperwork from us needed.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 1/11/2022 at 4:07 PM, RVGRINGO said:

That is not an LOL matter in Mexico.  They may give you grief, so be brave & keep smiling.

True that! Names matter here and signatures must be exactly the same as on the paperwork. 

We're veterans and one of the first things you learn in bootcamp is to leave your pen on the desk and never write anything until told to do so. Works well when dealing with Mexican institutions, too.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 1/11/2022 at 3:52 PM, HBDoss1 said:

Also, the name on my passport is not identical. i.e Joe Biden vs Joseph....LoL

 

On 1/11/2022 at 4:07 PM, RVGRINGO said:

That is not an LOL matter in Mexico.  They may give you grief, so be brave & keep smiling.

 

3 hours ago, oregontochapala said:

True that! Names matter here and signatures must be exactly the same as on the paperwork. 

We're veterans and one of the first things you learn in bootcamp is to leave your pen on the desk and never write anything until told to do so. Works well when dealing with Mexican institutions, too.

I had to go to the American Consulate in Guadalajara to get the notary there to check my name on my US passport, which was missing my second middle name, and my Mexican marriage license which had it and so did my birth certificate have it.

It took a day and a letter from me with my explanation. She took my documents and added a letter stating I use two names and both are me. My legal name didn't have my second middle name and I also was know as the name with it. My "AKA".

When I immigrated to the US from Canada US immigration legally dropped my second middle name but the Civil Registar in Mexico used it on our marriage license taken from my birth certificate. Back then I needed a "permiso" to marry a Mexican National from IMN. They got rid of that requirement with the 2011 Immigration Law.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...