National Immigration Institute & Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico
Note: Please consult the official website of the National Immigration Institute
(INM in Spanish) of Mexico at http://www.inm.gob.mx/EN/index.php
for any migration matter.
You can also consult the official government information at the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico (SRE in Spanish) official website at
The National Immigration Institute (Instituto Nacional de Migración -
INM) is the only official organism allowed to register any kind of
migration status in Mexico.
Their website http://www.inm.gob.mx/EN
offers comprehensive and very useful information in English to any
non-Mexican who would like to:
- Visit Mexico as a tourist
- Live in Mexico
- Marry a Mexican citizen
- Renew your FM2 or FM3
If you want to:
- Acquire a Mexican citizenship…
…you may want to have a look at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
(Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores – SRE) website http://www.sre.gob.mx/english/
which is the official Mexican organism in charge of this process.
For those of you who lease lots, rent houses, or have purchased
property through a Fideicomiso Irrevocable (“trust”), you must have a
FM-3 Visa to be legal in Mexico. Once you have signed any sort of
contract, you are no longer a tourist.
If you do not have an FM-3 Visa and you find yourself in a property
dispute or other entanglement, which puts you in the arms of
jurisprudence, you literally have no rights as an "illegal alien". This
means your property, bank accounts, vehicles and personal belongings,
are in jeopardy. The very minimum you need for owning or leasing
property is the FM-3 Visa which is renewable every year for 5 years.
To obtain your FM3 or FM2 Visa we recommend you to consult the official
INM website, your nearest Mexican consulate or your attorney.
If you are planning on renting your property, this activity has to be
stated in your FM3
Wolf Property Management can assist you to get your immigration papers.
We can also help you understand & review some terms published in the official websites in English or in Spanish.
(*) This article is only intended to
provide general information. It is not intended to be relied upon as
legal, accounting, tax or other professional advice or services. Please
consult with legal counsel and a tax advisor to address your concerns.