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Change from Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident

(FM3-FM2 Temporary, Permanent Resident, Pensioners / Jubilees Visa)

Once completed 4 years with a Temporary Residence or able to accredit being pensioners/retiree, foreigners are able to apply for a Permanent Residence.

Immigration Law

Temporary resident(Article 52). Authorizes the foreigner to stay in the country for no more than four years, with the possibility of obtaining a work permit in exchange for remuneration in the country, subject to a job offer with the right to enter and leave the country as often as desired and entitled to the preservation of the family unit so that the foreigner may enter with or subsequently request the admission of the persons listed below who may stay legally in national territory for the duration of resident permit temporary:

  • Children of Temporary Resident and children of the spouse, concubine or mistress, proving that they have not been married, or under their guardianship or custody.
  • Concubine or equivalent figure, accrediting the legal situation under the assumptions that establishes the Mexican law, and
  • Parent of Temporary Resident.

Persons mentioned in the above paragraphs shall be allowed to stay legally in Mexico under the condition of a Temporary Resident, with the possibility of obtaining a permit to work in exchange for a remuneration in the country subject to a job offer, and entitled to enter and leave the country as many times as they wish.

In the event that the Temporary Resident counts with a job offer, he or she will be granted permission to work, in activities related to the initial job offer.

Temporary resident student(Article 52).Authorizes abroad students to stay in the Temporary resident student (Article 52). Authorizes abroad students to stay in the country for the duration of their courses, studies, and research or training projects proving to be performed in educational institutions belonging to the national education system. This until they obtain a certificate, record, diploma, title or related academic degree, with the right to enter and leave the country as often as desired, with permission to perform paid jobs when higher studies, postgraduate and research activities is the case.

Residence authorization for students is subject to the educational institution acceptance letter which has to be annually renewed, for which the foreigner will accredit the fact that conditions to the initial residence authorization persist. Authorization for remunerated activities will be granted once the educational institution issues an approval letter, yet it is subject to a job offer which has to be parallel to the student major. The temporary resident student, has the right to enter and exit the country as many times as he or she wishes to, and has also the right to preserve family unity, for which the foreigner may enter the country with his family or request residence to them.

Permanent resident(Article 52).  Authorizes foreigners to remain in Mexico indefinitely, with permission to work in exchange for remuneration in the country.

Article 54. Permanent residency will be granted to those foreigners that meet any of the following requirements:

  • For reasons of political asylum, recognition of refugee status and complementary protection or stateless determining, after fulfilling the requirements of this Act, it’s Regulations and other legal provisions.
  • For the right of family unit preservation in the event of Article 55 of this Law.
  • Retired foreigners or pensioners who have the average income required by law.
  • When four years have passed since the foreigner has a temporary residence permit.
  • By having children with Mexican citizenship by birth, and
  • For being ascending or descending in a straight line to the second degree of a Mexican by birth.

Foreigners who were granted the status of permanent resident stay will be able to obtain a permit to work in exchange for remuneration in Mexico subject to a job offer and the right to enter and leave the country as many times as they wish.

Likewise, permanent residents can enter their personal property, in the form and terms determined by the applicable law.

Article 62. Foreigners who have an authorized condition of stay (temporary residence), may request to the INM to authorize their change of condition of stay, after fulfilling the Regulation’s requirements.


What do I need to apply for a Change from Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident? 

Foreigner must hold a valid Temporary Resident, most people apply for this procedure because they have concluded their time with its Residence according to the Act. Nevertheless, there are some other cases on which you can apply for the Permanent Residence, please contact one of our consultants to know more about this matter.

Where can I apply for a Change from Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident? 

At the INM offices. To applyforthisprocedure, youmustvisitthe INM offices in person and submityourrequest (Instituto Nacional de Migracion).

Goodnews! HH Consultants makes it easy and convenient for you, schedule your consultation with us today and our team will help you expedite the process so that you don’t have to wait an entire day. Also, the possibility of be in grejected and create a negative history.

How long does it take?

In thebest case scenario, withallthepaperfilled up correctly and withallrequirementsmet, it can takebetween 5 to10 businessdays. However, please be advisedthat in most cases withpeoplethatdon’thaveexperiencefilling up thispaperwork, can usuallytake 7 to 30days.

HH Consultants strongly advises to consultan immigration specialist to avoid delaying your process. If you would like for us to help you process your request, please schedule a consultation and our team will provide you with all the details.

How do I start my procedure?

By scheduling an appointment with one of our consultants, please keep in mind that H&H Consultants can always help you in person or online.

We strongly advise you to consult with an expert before you start any immigration procedure, there are many ways for you to save money and improve your migratory history.

For how long is my Permanent Residence valid?

The status of permanent resident stay is indefinitely valid, so you will not have to renew you immigration document if you are over 18 years.

When it is a foreigner under 3 years old, the document must be renewed each year until the person reaches 3 years of age, from age 3 until age 18 years of age, must be renewed every 4 years.

If you require begin a renewal process document permanent resident of a member of your family, schedule an appointment today with one of our consultants, who will guide you through every detail of the process.

Candidates for these procedures are foreigners who do not have an immigration document in the country, have family ties in the direct line, such as parent, spouse or cohabiting children, Mexicans or foreigners residing in the country.

For more information on the procedure to apply for regularization by family ties, schedule a consultation today with our team, who will assist you in everything related to processing.

How often I travel outside of Mexico with my Permanent Residence?

You can leave the country as often as desired, as long as this current immigration document is valid.

In HH, once the migratory document is granted, we let you know about the obligations, rights and recommendations for your immigration status.This in order to avoid any problems that may jeopardize your immigration history, since we know that most foreigners who come to Mexico, usually remain more than one year, or seek to obtain their permanent residence in the country. By this, it is very important to have the necessary information to no affect your migratory history.

Nevertheless, if you already have your immigration document, and you have presented it on your own, feel free to contact one of our consultants, who will guide you on the recommendations to be taken into account to carry a good immigration history.

How much does it costs?

We know that every foreigner’s migratory situation may vary and that in some cases the migratory procedure can be in different stages. Which is why the cost may also be different according to each case’s characteristics.

As a consequence, we evaluate every case with an initial interview (40dlls, that will be deducted from the total cost). Withthe purpose of obtaining the most information possible, in order to determine if this type of procedure is the correct one. If it is not the best option, we will let you know what will be the process that we need to follow.

HH helps foreigners like you to regularize their migratory status, so that you can enjoy your stay in Mexico without worrying of your legal status in the country.