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Temporary resident to Permanent

by NaturalPace ⌂ @, Nanaimo, Monday, July 13, 2020, 14:06 (26 days ago)

I'm sorry if this has been covered before..but here goes, anyway. We are heading back to Canada THIS Thursday and have flights booked to come back here at the end of September. We have to be here, probably at LEAST two weeks before our Temporary residency runs out, to start the paperwork for the Permanent residency. Does anyone know if, due to Covid 19, there is any leeway to that? I am concerned that if we decide we will be better off staying in Canada longer..we would lose out chance for the permanent residency and have to start again. IF that WERE to happen, do you need to start absolutely RIGHT at the beginning or what? Just considering options, we do want to come back well in time, but jumping from the frying pan into the fire might not make sense to our children.

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Temporary resident to Permanent

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Monday, July 13, 2020, 14:20 (26 days ago) @ NaturalPace

You should have asked. I almost sent this to you last night.

This information is from Good Sam Club, RV.net and Woodall's RVing in Mexico and South America Forum.

Good news for those with expiring Residente Temporals:

Visa Expiration During COVID

These are temporary programs and not all Inmigracion offices may implement. This process is available in San Miguel and where else, I do not know.

1. Visa Expires When in Mexico

You may renew a Temporary Resident visa which has expired. There is no fine. There is no penalty.

2. Visa Expires When Outside of Mexico

You may renew a Temporary Resident visa which has expired. There is no fine. There is no penalty. However, it is critical, when entering Mexico, that you complete an FMM and you must not mark tourist and best not to check any category and no stamp by Immigration staff. You must convince the immigration officer at your point of entry not to enter you as a tourist on their computers. If this happens you will be a tourist and you will need to start over at a Mexican consulate.

I make a lot of effort to provide the latest and accurate information and I do so with the satisfaction of informing others. Others, less informed who provide similar services, please research your own information.

Sonia Diaz
immigration Consultant


Also, from a Mexican Consulate website:

Outside of Mexico with a Temporary Residency card: If you are overseas and your temporary residency card is near its expiry date note that you cannot renew it outside of Mexico. If you cannot return to Mexico before the card expires, you have a maximum of 55 calendar days’ grace after the expiry date on the card to return to Mexico and begin your temporary residency renewal under the regular renewal process. You must file your renewal no more than 5 calendar days after your arrival date in Mexico. We strongly recommend you allow at least 15 days in your scheduling to file the renewal, and ideally, closer to 30 days. Your card must not be more than 60 calendar days past the expiry date when you file.

Temporary resident to Permanent

by Ernie Gorrie ⌂ @, Monday, July 13, 2020, 18:14 (26 days ago) @ NaturalPace

My situation was different, but it might reflect the stringency that was/is placed on moving from temporary resident status to permanent resident status.

I had 15 years of FM3/temporary status. I applied for my permanent resident status. It was supposed to take two weeks. I had to surrender my temporary resident status document to obtain the permanent resident status. The permanent resident status was approved in the two weeks.

A hurricane came up the coast. It knocked out bridges between Acapulco (where the card was produced) and Zihuatanejo. I had to personally sign to obtain the permanent resident card. I also had to leave for Canada to get back to work.

Migracion issued me a special permit to exit Mexico. They notified me when the card arrived in Zihuatanejo a week or two later. I had something like six or seven weeks to pick up the card or it would be cancelled and I would have to start by applying for temporary resident status again and going through five years of that status.

So I left Vancouver Island on a Wednesday after work, flew to Zihuatanejo on a 6:00 a.m. flight Thursday, went to migracion on Friday morning and signed a piece of paper to get my permanent resident card, slept on Saturday, flew back to Vancouver on Sunday arriving at midnight, and on Monday morning took the 6:45 a.m. ferry back to Vancouver Island.

I learned that if you tell people at work you went to Mexico for the weekend, you don't get any sympathy. :)

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Temporary resident to Permanent

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, July 13, 2020, 18:56 (26 days ago) @ Ernie Gorrie

My situation was different, but it might reflect the stringency that was/is placed on moving from temporary resident status to permanent resident status.

I had 15 years of FM3/temporary status. I applied for my permanent resident status. It was supposed to take two weeks. I had to surrender my temporary resident status document to obtain the permanent resident status. The permanent resident status was approved in the two weeks.

A hurricane came up the coast. It knocked out bridges between Acapulco (where the card was produced) and Zihuatanejo. I had to personally sign to obtain the permanent resident card. I also had to leave for Canada to get back to work.

Migracion issued me a special permit to exit Mexico. They notified me when the card arrived in Zihuatanejo a week or two later. I had something like six or seven weeks to pick up the card or it would be cancelled and I would have to start by applying for temporary resident status again and going through five years of that status.

So I left Vancouver Island on a Wednesday after work, flew to Zihuatanejo on a 6:00 a.m. flight Thursday, went to migracion on Friday morning and signed a piece of paper to get my permanent resident card, slept on Saturday, flew back to Vancouver on Sunday arriving at midnight, and on Monday morning took the 6:45 a.m. ferry back to Vancouver Island.

I learned that if you tell people at work you went to Mexico for the weekend, you don't get any sympathy. :)

Is that the time I had your medicinal mezcal waiting for you? ;-)

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Temporary resident to Permanent

by Ernie Gorrie ⌂ @, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 00:29 (25 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I fondly remember that day. I wish I had had the good sense to buy more mescal from the late señor who made it that without bureaucratic interventions. :)

I had a friend in Canada who was a tequila enthusiast. I gave him a bottle of that product. He kept it in his “reserve cupboard” for special guests.

I wish I could get something like that again sometime. Especially at that price!

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Hablando de Mezcal

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 09:21 (25 days ago) @ Ernie Gorrie

I fondly remember that day. I wish I had had the good sense to buy more mescal from the late señor who made it that without bureaucratic interventions. :)

I had a friend in Canada who was a tequila enthusiast. I gave him a bottle of that product. He kept it in his “reserve cupboard” for special guests.

I wish I could get something like that again sometime. Especially at that price!

I'm not aware that Don Eladio passed on. Did you hear something? I haven't seen him for a few years, he had some sons or nephews that helped him out, so they may still be selling his product, but the sad truth is that most of the people in Vallecitos have been run out of their homes due to insecurity in the region.
Vallecitos, un pueblo fantasma en Guerrero

There was another guy who also sold mescal from the same community, but I haven't seen him around for long while either. But every Saturday at the Eco-Tianguis Sanka they sell "Ojo de Víbora" mezcal. Good stuff, for sure! Another friend sells some quality mezcal from Tixtla, Guerrero that is probably also a good substitute for rocket fuel. I'll see if he's still doing business later this week.

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by Ernie Gorrie ⌂ @, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 09:49 (25 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Rob wrote:

I'm not aware that Don Eladio passed on. Did you hear something? I haven't seen him for a few years, he had some sons or nephews that helped him out, so they may still be selling his product, but the sad truth is that most of the people in Vallecitos have been run out of their homes due to insecurity in the region.“

Your local information will always be better than mine. I thought I had read here several years ago that he was no longer coming around followed by comments suggesting his spirit had left, as well as his spirits.

Next time I’m in Zihuatanejo and have a car, I’ll have to check out the alternative source.

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Hablando de Mezcal

by Roberto!, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 13:57 (25 days ago) @ Ernie Gorrie

Would this be the same gentleman who used to ply his trade selling Mezcal on La Ropa?

Other beach vendors referred to him as Senor Gunnysack because he carried his product in a Gunnysack.

We haven't seen him on La Ropa during our visits for the past few years. In spite of not being much of a Mezcal fan, I had an opportunity to try his product (courtesy of mi amigo Curly!) after it had aged about a year in a plastic bottle and really enjoyed it.

Gracias.

Roberto!

Hablando de Mezcal

by Oeste Hermoso @, Zihuatanejo, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 17:57 (25 days ago) @ Roberto!

Not trying to be argumentative but does alcohol really age in plastic? I thought the point of keeping alcohol in barrels was to age it before bottling.

Hablando de Mezcal

by Ernie Gorrie ⌂ @, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 22:36 (24 days ago) @ Oeste Hermoso

O Oeste Hermoso wrote:

Not trying to be argumentative but does alcohol really age in plastic? I thought the point of keeping alcohol in barrels was to age it before bottling.

Imagine how good it would have tasted if it had not spent a year in plastic! ;-)

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Hablando de Mezcal

by victorio, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 23:32 (24 days ago) @ Ernie Gorrie

O Oeste Hermoso wrote:

Not trying to be argumentative but does alcohol really age in plastic? I thought the point of keeping alcohol in barrels was to age it before bottling.

Imagine how good it would have tasted if it had not spent a year in plastic! ;-)

Hola
Aging in plastic only makes it worse. All the plasticizers leach into the alcohol. Doesn't affect the taste , but it is not good for your health.