Firstly, the process for TR Mexico Card starts in a Mexican Consulate in the USA. Secondly, the Mexican Consulate issues a TR Mexico Visa for six months. Thirdly, and most importantly, you must exchange the TR Mexico Visa for the TR Mexico Card at the closest INM Immigration office where you will reside.
Temporary Mexico Residency through Retirement/Pension or Employment Income
Who qualifies for Temporary Mexico Residency Visa?
Temporary Mexico Residency through Mexican Spouse or Temporary Resident Cardholder
TR Mexico Card Eligibility Categories:
TR MEXICO CARD REQUIREMENTS THROUGH INCOME OR EMPLOYMENT AFTER THE VISA APPROVAL AT THE MEXICAN CONSULATE:
How long is the process to obtain a TR Mexico Card? In Tijuana, the Baja California INM office takes 1 to 5 days after the visa approval at the Mexican Consulate.
How much is the fee for TR Mexico Card? About $270.00, US, for one year.
What is the difference between TR Mexico Card and TR Mexico Visa? It is the same but requires two steps to acquire Temporary Resident Status.
TR MEXICO CARD SAMPLE