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Residency as spouse of Mexican

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bdevoy
4/14/2010 09:28 EST

Hello everyone.

I've been looking for some advice or tips on achieving residency as a spouse of a Mexican citizen. My husband, children and I are currently "living" in an ejido outside of Pihuamo, Jalisco (about 1 hour from Colima, Colima, 2 from Manzanillo, 4 from Guadalajara). We have only been here for 6 months and I left for a vacation to the states because of my "tourist" status. I will be returning soon. The children and I are American citizens.

I am looking for advice or tips from anyone who is in or knows someone in my situation. My husband is Mexican, his family owns property (about 200 hectares), cattle, he owns a house, in essence is a farmer and cattle rancher. I do not work. We are not even remotely well-off (poor but happy), although we don't look too bad on paper. I am looking to connect with anyone who has achieved residency in a similar situation.

We are quite lost as to where to begin with the residency process. The more specific the tips or advice, the better. I am familiar with mexican agencies, customs, processes, etc.

Also looking to make any contacts (friends :-) ) in the area where I live.

Thanks to all in advance.

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RVGRINGO
4/14/2010 10:58 EST

As the wife and children of a Mexican, you should apply for FM2 Inmigrante Familial status. The children, having a Mexican father, should apply for citizenship as soon as possible. You may be able to do the same, through naturalization, in as little as two years. In the meantime, you will have to prove that you have the financial resources to support yourselves in Mexico. In fact, if your husband can't show sufficient resources, you may have to show even more. So, hopefully, he has a bank account and can show a suitable balance and some cash flow to the INM officials when you three apply. Once you achieve either 'inmigrado' or citizenship, there will be no further need to show such resources.
So, visit INM in Guadalajara, since you live in Jalisco, or you can visit them on Wednesday mornings, early, in Chapala, where they are very helpful and do speak English and even have instruction sheets in English.

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