FEBRUARY TOWN MEETING
The main speaker at the February Town Meeting held by the American Consul was Adrianna Sanchez Zamudia, Chief of Legal Division of INAMI WHO presented the new immigration law. The main provisions of the law are:
Three VISA categories,
1. Tourist VISA – 180 day maximum stay in the country – must return home to reapply at a local Mexican Consulate – a change to a Temporary VISA must be done at home at a local Mexican Consulate.
2. Temporary VISA – one year maximum stay in the country – application to
change from a current FM3 to a Temporary VISA may be made in Mexico – a
first time application for a Temporary VISA must be made at a Mexican
Consulate in the US – must be renewed every four years – may be renewed in
3. Permanent VISA – application must be made at a Mexican Consulate in the
VISA renewal – application may be made 30 days prior to the expiration date and up to
60 days after the expiration date.
Several additional topics were addressed.
a. tourist may bring a car with US plates but it must be returned to the US at the conclusion of the visit
b. temporary residents may have a car with US plates or a local purchased car with Mexican plates
c. permanent residents may have a car with US plates or a car with Mexican plates unless the permanent resident is employed when the car must have Mexican plates
2.Capital gains taxes
everyone must pay capital gains on the proceeds of the sale of a Mexican
Submitted by Bob Wallace