Ciudad de Merida – 93F/73F, Wind S at 7mph, Humidity 46%, Partly Cloudy
Mexican FM3 Visa. The young, beautiful and talented Yesenia Lope (Girl Friday: The Patron Saint of all Expats in Merida) came through. She cut a 4 to 5 week process to just 2 weeks and really earned her fee. She picked us both up at 10:15am this morning, and drove us over to the Immigration office for our 10:20am appointment (we were only 5 minutes late). We had about a 10 minute wait in the small waiting area before we were called back into the Inner Sanctum to process the final paperwork. Within 15 minutes Joel and I each had our new laminated Mexican FM3 Residential Visas. The FM3 is important to us for a couple of reasons: 1. It allows us to stay in Mexico for one year (instead of 6 months) before we have to renew our Visas, and we can renew it on an annual basis at the local Immigration office without having to leave the country and then re-enter the country. Very convenient. 2. It takes a FM3 Visa to get our scoots registered and outfitted with the required placas (no more hassles with the Policia). Hopefully, we will get that all accomplished early this next week … and then we are FREE TO ROAM THE COUNTRY. Schweet!
Buenas tardes y adios amigos
P.S. The Dengue Fever continues to abate and I am on the mend. Tired, but much better.