TEMPORARY RESIDENCY RENEWAL
 TEMPORARY RESIDENCY RENEWAL OR CHANGE OF CONDITION? Once you get your Temporary residency, you will have to be very careful and not to forget to renew it. You should check the bottom of the front of your resident card, where you can read its expiration date. TIP: The date is shown by day/month/ year. Do not get confused! TIP: The resident card in general expires one year after application date, not one year after issuance. You can start the renewal process at an immigration office in Mexico (INM) within one month before expiration date. As we mentioned in other articles, you are allowed to renew your Temporary Residency for one (1) year, two (2) or three (3) years altogether. WAYS TO GET PERMANENT RESIDENCY FROM MEXICO
  1. After four (4) years of Temporary Residency you have the right to change your condition and apply for permanent residency at the INM in Mexico. This is the most common way to get Permanent Residency after having the Temporary status.
  1. Another way to change your Temporary Residency into Permanent is to have a baby born in Mexico. If this is your case, you will get your Permanent Residency, after your process is completed. This procedure is called CHANGE OF CONDITION.
  1. The third method is to RETIRE before the four years of Temporary Residency are over. In this case, also, the CHANGE OF CONDITION procedure must be done in Mexico, too.
The requirements for this last procedure are the following:
  • Twelve (12) months of bank reports with more than $100,000 USD after taxes per person or 6 months of bank reports with a pension or income for more than $2,500 USD after taxes per month per person.
Renewals of a Temporary Resident card should be started within one month before expiration date. You can see the expiration date of your Temporary Resident card at the bottom of the front part of your Resident card. In the card above, the expiration date is 04/08/2014 (Day/Month/Year).