At the beginning of May 2010, the Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) announced changes in the procedure for applying for, renewing and changing an FM3 or FM2 visa in Mexico.
Instead of going to the INM offices to find out which documents are required for your visa activity, you are now required to go online to the INM website first. The website has an entry page in English, but all subsequent pages are in Spanish. For many expats, the process is too confusing to do alone. But if you go to the INM offices without having completed this process and without the resulting documents, you will be turned away. One customer found this out the hard way… after waiting in line for over an hour.
Online Immigration Assistance
For $250 pesos, YES will assist you in completing the online visa application process, provide you with all the necessary printed forms to take to the INM offices, and assist you in any follow up activities online. Bring your passport, existing FM2 or FM3 visa, and a utility bill from Telmex, CFE or Japay, to the YES offices. We’re conveniently located in Garcia Gineres with ample parking (see a map here), and our bilingual project managers will walk you through the online procedure.
In less than one hour, you will be walking out the door with the necessary documents to take to the INM office, guaranteeing that the time you wait in line there will not be wasted. You will also have detailed instructions on how to use the NTU tracking number they give you to track the progress of your visa application online. (Of course, if you’d rather we take care of the entire process from start to finish, we can do that too).
Lorna Gail Dallin recently renewed her documents with YES. She says, “I Just didn’t feel like the struggle, so I put myself in the hands of YES to renew my FM 3 electronically! The staff at YES was expert and efficient and offered follow up, should I need it. Thanks Betty!”
When it is time to renew your FM3 or FM2 visa in Merida, call 927-2437 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make your appointment.