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What to do after temporary residency expires?

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6/25/2020 18:14 EST

Hi guys,

First-time poster. I've been living in Mexico as a temporary resident with permission to work for the past two years but owing to the pandemic will be unable to get sponsorship this year. When a temporary residency card expires, what are the rules? Do you have to leave the country immediately? Can you leave and re-enter on a tourist visa (immediately)? I speak Spanish and will ask at the INM anyway, but just wondering if anyone has had this problem and found a way around it, so to speak.

Many thanks!

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6/25/2020 20:41 EST

The temporary rolls over to a permanente. Just go to INM. Pay the money, and become permanent. No further proof of income.

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6/26/2020 13:29 EST

That's true Lahry but I believe that only applies after being on a temporary for 4 years. However, it is easy for the OP to purchase an additional 2 years temporary and then after that pay for the change to become permanent.

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6/26/2020 22:05 EST

A 2 year sponsored Residente Temporal with a work permit set up by a company in Mexico to work for them is not the same as a Residente Temporal visa/card applied for at a Mexican Consulate showing minimum financial solvency.

He will have to show financial solvency to remain in Mexico on a Residente Temporal for another 2 years before applying for a Residente Permanente visa/card. I think.

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6/27/2020 09:05 EST

That's a good point. He's best to go to the immigration office and find out if he can pay for an extension or not.

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