How to Apply for an FM3 in Morelia, Michoacan

By Liliana Elena Gonzalez


The National Migration Institute (Instituto Nacional de Migracion) aka INM is the authority to handle all paperwork and procedures related to foreigners living or visiting Mexico.

To apply for an FM3, you have to:

1.- Apply at least 30 days before your tourist visa expires.

2.- Show a proof of monthly income (bank statements) for at least $13,750.00 pesos

3.- Fill out:

a) the online form

b) a “basic” form

c) write a letter.

4.- Five Photos 2.5 cms by 3 cms (3 front and 2 of left side)

5.- Show a proof of address (electric or water or phone bill).

6.- Show your passport

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