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New 2016 Financial Requirements for Visas


Mexico publishes a cost of living adjustment each year in the form of an official daily minimum wage rate. When the minimum daily wage rate changes, so do the minimum financical requirements for immigration visas since they're expressed in multiples of that rate. Here is the rate for 2015 and the resulting financial requirements needed to qualify for a Residente Temporal visa and a Residente Permanente visa. 

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Correction: CURP Numbers Are OPTIONAL On All Prescriptions

Local attorney Spencer McMullen today confirmed that CURP numbers are not required for any prescription, regardless of the immigration status of the patient. The confirmation came as a result of McMullen speaking directly with representatives of COFEPRIS (The Mexican equivalent of the FDA). The CURP field is listed as OPTIONAL on the doctors’ online prescription… Keep Reading

No CURP Number? No Prescription.

The Mexican Government now tracks prescriptions with a new national computer database system. In order to track people, they have started requiring that prescriptions for controlled pain medications, like barbituates and opiates, must include the patient’s CURP number. This presents significant problems for people with tourist cards in Mexico because they have no CURP numbers.… Keep Reading

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