Trip number two to Instituto Nacional de Migracion for photos and fingerprints. It was supposed to be a couple days after filling the original paperwork. It took a bit longer but there was probably some Revolution Day impact on the processing schedule.
I guess the resident cards will show up a few days after prints have been taken. Then our self-inflicted Visa overstay issues will be resolved.
Why a resident visa? There are a few things. We can enter and leave as often or infrequently as we want. We can apply for MX healthcare – not sure about this benefit. We can get MX driver’s licenses – sounds more dangerous than appealing. We can register a car in MX – see previous. We can open a MX bank account – so far US account work OK. We can apply for permanent residency four years later if we should want to move here more permanently some day.