El Nido's Visa Renewal Advice
This is a copy of a
post by Yolisto member ELNIDO, with many thanks for the recap.
(Please keep in mind that location references apply to Progreso, Yucatan.)
just picked up our renewed FM3s in September 2012 in Progreso and this is all that
was needed. I confirmed with the officer the number of copies
so I could report it here. I can't speak for FM2s."
. Copy/paste the web address into google translate (in a separate tab) if you
need to see the questions in English, but don't fill the form out there. After
you've saved and submitted the form online, print one copy to take with
ONLINE FORM: Fill out this online form
up to 30 days prior to your first visit to INM
2) PASSPORT: On the online
form, if you use your Passport as your ID you'll need one copy and it doesn't
need to be in color. If you use your FM3 as your ID, you do not need a copy of
your passport at all.
Your original plastic card FM3. They don't need any copies.
4) REQUEST LETTER: One copy of a letter, in
Spanish, requesting your visa renewal. I have one in a Word file that you can
use by putting your information in place of mine. If you want it, send me a PM
with your email address and I'll send it to you.
5) BANK STATEMENTS: You do not need bank
statements or proof of income for FM3 renewals until the 5th year. Ours were new
in 2008 and we needed the bank statement then showing sufficient monthly
deposits. The deposits were all the proof of income needed. We won't need bank
statements again until 2013.
BILL: A current utility bill (electric or water) showing your
residence address. It can be an original or a copy and it doesn't have to be in
THAT'S IT. We walked in at 11:50 am and signed in. She looked our
papers over, printed us a bill to be paid at any bank, and gave us an
appointment for the next week. We were back in our car at 12:05.
to our set appointment, we paid our renewal bill at a bank and had our pictures
taken across the street from the post office at Bermudez (north side of the road
on calle 31 between 78 & 80).
On appointment day you'll need
1) RECEIPT: Bank receipt that
you paid for the FM3 renewal.
2) PHOTOS: Three front view, two side. You'll get
extras at Bermudez and can use them next year.
You'll sign here, sign
there and thumb prints. She'll laminate your new card and ta-da, YOU'RE DONE!
Again ... 15 minutes.