Thursday, January 15, 2009

FM3s Secured - Family is Legal!

Husband, Oldest Son and Youngest Son spent 4 HOURS at Immigration this morning.

The reward was their FM3s. Now we do not have to worry about taking them across the border every 6 months to renew the FMTs.

A Mexican Milestone Accomplished. No small feat.

10 comments:

Theresa in Mèrida said...

Congratulations! Wow,what a pain. It's so funny how the same transaction will be so different from place to place isn't it?
regards,
Theresa

Bob Mrotek said...

AM,
Congratulations! What a great feeling, eh? I know it well. I have been going to León for my FM3 and then FM2 for ten years and it is never the same. I always did it on my own. Some years I did it in two trips but other years took as many as eight. My wife Gina and I got married last May and that took more trips. I am soon going to apply for my permanent residency and that may take a couple or three trips but that will be the end of it. After that I won't have to go every year anymore. I am very happy for you and your family. That is indeed a milestone.

CancunCanuck said...

Congrats, that's a big feat! I know things are much worse here in Cancun, but it's bad all over fighting the red tape. I think the most trips I ever made was just about 20. After that experience I vowed to never do it without a lawyer again. Enjoy the peace of mind!

American Mommy in Mexico said...

T, B & C - I know you guys KNOW our pain and gain!

Beth said...

Congratulations!!!

VisitLaManzanilla said...

Mexico Mommy- Seems like a lot of work for a 1 year stay or are you staying longer?

American Mommy in Mexico said...

Our issue is that we have 3 family members and a car that are not going back to USA. Because we are actually here slight over 1 year then Husband, 2 kids and car would have to cross border twice to renew 180 day FMT. When we ran the numbers, it was actually better to get the FM3s. Crazy. I know.

Beth said...

Or... You could stay longer!

Amanda said...

Congrats.Looking forward to getting mine. We doped off Alanas stuff to get her Mexican birth cirt so she will be totally legal soon also.

VisitLaManzanilla said...

Yes, I understand the numbers and the cost. but I was hoping you were planning to stay longer!