Today we spent the better part of the day (if there is such a thing in paradise) getting our fingerprints taken and paying the fee for our Residente Permanente visa – we think we are done. And we learned a couple of things.
We have it on good authority that NO ACTUAL VISA CARDS have been issued. This is for the entire country of Mexico. It seems the computer ‘chip’ embedded in the cards are not reliably readable – thus it appears it is back to the drawing board on this technology – at least here in Mexico.
The other bit of news – GOOD NEWS – is that existing foreign vehicles will remain legal when one obtains a Residente Permanente visa. This question has been plaguing people.
We were told that no one knows how lomg it will be before working visa cards will be issued, “Perhaps a month?”
In the meantime having the paper that shows your NUT number should be kept with you at all times and will serve as your visa in the interim.
You heard it here first – maybe?