Sunday, August 7, 2011

Certificate from D.F. for naturalization

Number 11 on the list of documents needed for naturalization by means of having a spouse who is a national is: Entregar constancia o certificado de no antecedentes penales expedido por autoridad competente a nivel federal y local depeniendo del lugar de su residencia, en original y fotocopia.

This is a letter stating you have no criminal occurrences from the federal and state. Here is a huge thing to think about first. These letters are only good for two weeks. Let this be the last thing you get together. My husband went and got my fed one a week ago Friday, so we only have one week left to turn things in. Im hoping for Monday. If your spouse is going to get your letter here is what you need.

Your birth cirt, appostilled and translated, Your marriage lic appostiled and translated (unless you got your lic transfered to Mexico,, this is really easy to do and I talk about it in a previous post), His ID, Your FM2 and your passport, and a letter of permission (ee this link  And make two coppies of everything (Always do this). You show up at Subsecretaria del Sstem Penitenciario Federal in D.F. The line is almost always very long, but according to my husband they are very organized. They take and finish with about 30 people every 15-20min so the line goes really fast. They also have someone who comes down the line checking that you have all the documents you need.

The local one you have to show up personally with a copy of your FM2, passport, and they apparently take a picture of you. Im going to do this Monday morning.

I hope this helped! Please ask if you have any questions.


  1. Just wandered across your family and I live on Lake Chapala. Are you in Guad, or close by?

  2. Hi Amanda,
    I was sorry to hear that your citizenship got delayed. I have thought about you a lot lately and every time I do, I am reminded of your strength and success in making a good life here for you and your beautiful family. You are a hero of mine, as I'm sure you are for so many others. Seems like you've always been here in Mexico.
    Much love,

  3. Alisa- gees sorry we havent been able to get together. Life is pretty busy for us right now. But for sure we will have a weekend free to do lunch after church when your in town.

    Gail- As always it is such a blessing to hear from you. Thanks for you words, you are always such an encouragement to me. As you know my goal in this blog is to be that encouragement for all the others out there who are doing their best to live here. And its nice to be reminded that most of the time I am reaching that goal.

  4. On Monday I went to D.F since I had some time, it still cost me an airfaire,though, I was supposed to be there at 2PM according to the lawyer I hired. When I arrived they told me they just changed the times to apply. They didn't put a notice or anything so people would know before going there. There was a family there which also travelled from another state, we both left empty handed.
    Also, they told me you can't send someone (your lawyer or representative) and only you are permitted inside.

    P.S. I tried to post using google to no avail. Maybe my account isn't active yet. In anycase, just want you to know that I am not the same Anonymous who has posted before. When I ahve my account ready the user name should be "mrland."