How to Get a Permanent Visa for Mexico Step by Step (FM2 – Immigrante)

Mexico Permanent Visa

Mexico Permanent Visa

Interested in moving to Mexico permanently?  I’ll explain below how to get a permanent visa. This is called an FM2 – Immigrante visa. To learn how to acquire other types of Mexican visas, click here.

You will need to know Spanish to apply for this visa!

Fill out the application

Fill in the application here: 

  • Choose the option that meets your needs under “¿Qué desea hacer?” and “Especifique”
Record your application confirmation

Record your “pieza” number and your “clavo” (password) that will pop up after you have filled in your application.

Gather Documentation

Gather the required documents that are for your situation.

Go to the immigration office

Go to the local Institutio Nacional de Migracion (INM) office with the required documents you gathered from Step 3.

Receive your immigration number

During this first visit to the INM, they will give you a Número Unico de Tramite (NUT) and a NIP that you will need to check the status of your application online.

Check status

Check on the status of your application here.

Return to the INM office

If you see a status update that says “Notificación en ventanilla,” make a second trip down to the INM office. Be sure to bring the relevant fees and any other required documentation.

Wait for final approval.

After processing, you will have to go down again to the INM to get your new visa. Congratulations!

Vaccination Information

Don’t get sick! Here is the latest information on any required vaccines for your stay in Mexico.

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