Posts posted by Gilligan
I started as a patient at Dr Barrigan's about 7 years ago.
About 6 years ago I had to have a tooth extraction and had an examination of my gums by Dr Edgar. He suggested I have the procedure where they slice the gums open, do a deep scrape and clean, and then sew me back up. Done in 2 phases left / right. That was done about 4 years ago and I see him every 6 months for follow-up monitoring and cleaning.
He's very good, very thorough and I've been very pleased with him. In fact I see him again in about 3 weeks.
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On 4/27/2017 at 4:16 PM, michael2595 said:
I will be maintaining a US address but won't the system pick up that all your withdrawals over a very lengthy time are from Mexico and the account will be closed?
The majority of my usage is in Mexico at a specific set of ATM's where I always have good luck, meaning they are well stocked and I don't get kicked out. But, when I travel outside of Mexico I always try to use it once or twice so there is some variety. Like I said I keep a higher balance than required and occasionally make a stock trade so they see some activity other than the ATM withdrawals. Others are saying that Schwab knows they live in Mexico and Schwab is okay with that, but I have also seen posts where people have had there accounts closed. So, I don't know. I try to make sure all my bases are covered because it would be a pain to have to get another card.
Switched to Schwab a few years ago when BofA added an international transaction fee.
Everything they told you is true. But I will caution you to always maintain a US address. Others have said they got their account closed when they said they lived in Mexico and did not have a US address.
I've used it here and in Austrailia & New Zealand. A great feature is you can use it in any ATM, that is very convenient.
Yes they reimburse ATM fees.
I reward them with a portion of my business and maintain a balance higher than their minimum, but why not.
The other one to check is the CapOne360. I don't have one, but remember it was a good deal, but can't tell you anymore about it.
8 hours ago, TelsZ4 said:
That works if the INM agent you deal with has watched the video. In my case 11 days ago the agent told me to fill in the bottom half only, I did so handed it back to him, he stamped it, I think he signed it, handed it back to me, but didn't give me the top half, as this was my first time flying out (I usually drive) I didn't know any better. Is it a big deal if you don't get the top half back, can't you just get a new one on the plane when you return....?
Seems like a lot of the confusion is caused by people who don't read.
Stop and think about it. If you are flying out, and you are Temp or Perm, when you get to the airport you don't have the bottom portion of the FMM form. So you go to INM, complete the form, the agent stamps it and gives you the bottom portion so you can hand it to the ticket agent and they can clip it to your boarding pass. That's pretty straight forward.
When you return, the video describes exactly what you need to do. The reason that they are emphasizing this so much is because when people return, and they don't do it properly they run the risk of voiding their Temp or Perm and having to start the whole process over again. As they tell you in the video, complete the FMM, hand your Temp or Perm visa to the INM agent 1st, then give him your passport and 3rd give him the FMM with only the top portion completed. Only people coming in on a Tourist visa get the bottom portion returned to them.
Just watch the video.
Since this is a 29 minute video and the main question about returning to Mexico, if you have a Temporary visa or Permanente visa, how exactly do you fill out the FMM and what to present to the INM agent. This is exactly why they had the meeting to clear up any confusion. They address this issue around the 23 - 25 minute mark on the video. First the INM representative explains it, and then during question and answer time someone asks the exact question that this thread is all about, and the INM representative not only answers the question, but shows the FMM form and explains what to fill out and what to turn in.
There have been lots of posts to this thread that give answers that may have worked, and are what people believe to be true.
But, if you want to know exactly what INM says, go to about the 23 minute mark on the above video and watch and you will have your answer.
Just to clear this up about the Tourist Visa / FMM form for Temporal or Permanente visa holders.:
1. You need to fill out a tourist visa, both top and bottom part. Then you go to the INM window, down by where passengers exit through customs. You present your passport, visa Temp or Perm, to the INM agent. He will stamp the INM form you gave to him and return it to you.
2. You will take the bottom portion of the INM form to the ticket counter and give it to the Airline agent, along with your passport.
3. The Airline agent will attach the INM form to your boarding pass and send you on to the gate.
4. The gate agent will take your boarding pass and INM form at the gate.
You are now done, you are on the plane and you can throw away the top portion of the INM form.
ON YOUR RETURN
1. You will fill out a new INM form (Tourist Visa / FMM) on the plane or prior to going to the Customs Agent
2. You present your passport, your residency visa (Temp or Perm) and the completed INM form to the Customs Agent
3. He will stamp the INM form and your passport and he will give you back only your passport and residency visa.
4. If he hands you back the bottom portion of the INM form, this could mean he ignored your residency visa and accidently processed you through as a Tourist Visa, make sure you stop and hand him back the INM form and say to him that you are either Temporal or Permanente to check did he process wrong.
I have found I normally say Yo Permanente when I am handing my documents to the Customs Agent just to make him aware so he processes it correctly. One time a Customs Agent started processing it as tourist and when he caught the mistake it took him and his supervisor about 5 - 10 minutes to get it correct in the computer system.
Hope this helps
Using an agent / manager to find housing should be no problem and they will haul you around.
Cabs get a little scarce after dark, so that can be limiting, but if you find a driver and make arrangements that can be overcome.
It all depends on where you live and your health.
If you're in good shape and can walk and carry, you can do well without a car.
Travel from US to Ajijic
Doubt if you will be allowed to cross with only a tourist visa.
Just read US & Canada are extending border crossing ban until mid-to-late July.
Mexico & US Border will likely be the same.
Tourism is not allowed, so it might be tough getting into Mexico