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by Scott ⌂, Mérida, Yucatán, Saturday, May 09, 2020, 13:31 (21 days ago)

For anyone interested in becoming a Mexican citizen, I'd like to share a little website that I made:

Quiero Ser Mexicano - Mexican Naturalization

I applied last year and it turned out to be much more challenging than I expected. In 2018 they changed the test and for most people who didn't grow up in Mexico it is very difficult now.

As a hobby project I put together this website as I was studying. It has a few tools to help memorize what you need to know for the exam, including flashcards, a timeline of presidents, a quiz to help memorize the key points of each article of the constitution, practice tests, and a few other things like that. I also wrote a couple of articles sharing everything I learned about the process, which you can find on the information page.

I hope it is useful for someone, and I would very much appreciate feedback from anyone who is interested in applying for citizenship what you like or don't like about the site, any errors, other features that might be useful, or anything at all.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Saturday, May 09, 2020, 13:57 (21 days ago) @ Scott
edited by Talley Ho, Saturday, May 09, 2020, 14:09

I read that those over 60 didn't have to take the test. True??

We still have 17 months to go until we can apply! Your website looks like it will be a huge help.

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by Scott ⌂, Mérida, Yucatán, Saturday, May 09, 2020, 14:31 (21 days ago) @ Talley Ho

You're lucky, over sixty and you don't have to take the history exam. But as far as I know, you still have to pass the Spanish test.

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by Canada Pete @, Vancouver Island / San Jose / Houston, Sunday, May 10, 2020, 20:05 (20 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Just wondering, are you going for duel citizenship or just wanting to add a passport while you collect benefits from another country.

Is this an economic choice or a way to take advantage.

Without income from your home country, what is it you bring to benefit society in Mexico as a retiree ?

Just asking,

Best Regards

--
In To The Wind , We Go

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, May 10, 2020, 20:44 (20 days ago) @ Canada Pete

Just wondering, are you going for duel citizenship or just wanting to add a passport while you collect benefits from another country.

Is this an economic choice or a way to take advantage.

Without income from your home country, what is it you bring to benefit society in Mexico as a retiree ?

Just asking,

Best Regards

As usual, the intent of your “question“ not only is obvious, I find it insulting and I encourage my very decent friends not to dignify it with a response. Jeeze, you never fail to disappoint.

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by Quadra Paul @, Monday, May 11, 2020, 11:48 (19 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

You're not alone!

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, May 09, 2020, 14:47 (21 days ago) @ Scott

For anyone interested in becoming a Mexican citizen, I'd like to share a little website that I made:

Quiero Ser Mexicano - Mexican Naturalization

I applied last year and it turned out to be much more challenging than I expected. In 2018 they changed the test and for most people who didn't grow up in Mexico it is very difficult now.

As a hobby project I put together this website as I was studying. It has a few tools to help memorize what you need to know for the exam, including flashcards, a timeline of presidents, a quiz to help memorize the key points of each article of the constitution, practice tests, and a few other things like that. I also wrote a couple of articles sharing everything I learned about the process, which you can find on the information page.

I hope it is useful for someone, and I would very much appreciate feedback from anyone who is interested in applying for citizenship what you like or don't like about the site, any errors, other features that might be useful, or anything at all.

Wow, Scott! Pretty dang awesome! I found a typo but I lost it. But then while I was trying to find it again I found another one. "Year of the Constitution of Apatizingan" should say Apatzingan.

I could spend hours seeing what all I don't know. You've really done a thorough job. Very impressive. ¡MUCHÍSIMAS GRACIAS! I'll have to find a place to add it to my website. Really good stuff!

I can't stress the importance of being fluent in Spanish.

I had to sing the Himno Nacional during my interview, which I had made a point to learn. But after a few questions I blurted out "no manches, güey" and everyone cracked up and the interview was basically over and I got my Carta de Naturalización, my pride and joy. I was reborn that day!

¡Viva México!
:vivamexico:

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by qwerty @, Oregon, USA, Sunday, May 10, 2020, 10:31 (20 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Very interesting site. Even for those not likely to pursue citizenship, it is definitely helpful having all this information so nicely organized.

I think I found the typo. On the main page under "How to Use this Site", the word "vaugly" should be vaguely.

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by Scott ⌂, Mérida, Yucatán, Sunday, May 10, 2020, 11:43 (20 days ago) @ qwerty

Thanks, I have fixed the spelling.

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by Scott ⌂, Mérida, Yucatán, Sunday, May 10, 2020, 12:10 (20 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thanks, I'm glad you liked it! I have fixed the typo in Apatzingán.

I have long wanted to pursue citizenship, and I am envious of you and the very few others I know who have attained it. For various reasons it seems that it is a very small minority of expats living in Mexico who do it.

But for me, I know it is the right decision. I am eagerly awaiting my Carta de Naturalización still (it's been 6 months!), but hopefully soon I will be able say I am Mexican too!

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Sunday, May 10, 2020, 12:31 (20 days ago) @ Scott

Congratulations! We feel as you do-we live here, this is the country we want to stay in, so we will become citizens.

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by Susan G @, Zihua/La Ropa, Sunday, May 10, 2020, 16:05 (20 days ago) @ Scott

Scott - I also plan to obtain MX citizenship and have a question regarding the MX civil marriage registry. I married a MX citizen in a US courthouse in 1986 and lived there for 33 yrs. He obtained his US citizenship in 1998 so he is dual. I have MX permanent residency -- According to your website, I would have to wait an additional 2 years after registering with the MX registry before applying for citizenship?

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by Scott ⌂, Mérida, Yucatán, Monday, May 11, 2020, 16:08 (19 days ago) @ Susan G

Yes, that is my understanding. I have taken that information direct from the application form:

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On page 8, there's a section "Por haber contraído matrimonio con varón o mujer mexicanos.". It says the following:


Presentar copia certificada y dos fotocopias del acta de matrimonio o de la inserción del acta de matrimonio celebrado en el extranjero, expedida por la Oficina del Registro Civil Mexicano. En ambos casos, la fecha de celebración del matrimonio debe ser por lo menos de dos años anteriores a la presentación de la solicitud. La inserción del acta de matrimonio extranjera deberá tener cuando menos dos años.

That's where the info on the page was taken from. The last line there says that the "insertion" of the "acta de matrimonio extranjera" must have been at least two years ago.

If you've had legal residence for more than 5 years though, you could do it that way instead.