Senior Discount Card, Part 2
I’ve received many
emails wanting more
on these handy little discount cards, so, here
are some more specifics.
First of all, let me explain a couple of acronyms:
The State System for the Full Development of the Family
(Desarollo Integral de la Familia)
National Institute for the Greater Adult People
(Instituto Nacional de las Personas Adultas Mayores)
INAPAM, the Senior Discount Card I’ve already written about, is for both natural residents of Mexico and for foreigners (legal residents) holding an FM-3 or an FM2 visa, over 60 years of age. (This is about the same as the older INSEN card – so, update to a new INAPAM card for maximum discounts.)
To apply at your local DIF office
for the discount card, found in
the state of your residence, you
2. Photo ID (passport or driver’s license),
3. Valid FM2 of MF3,
4. Proof of current residence in Mexico (utility bill in your name, deed to your residence, rental lease,
5. Three photos (similar to your passport and usually there is a person within the area to take those photos, so they fit the requirements),
6. Emergency contact information,
7. Birth Certificate.
Make at least two copies of everything to take in to the office.
I do list the Mexican Embassies, located in the United States, in my book, Retire In Luxury. The list is found on pages 67,68 & 69.
The DIF office in Mexico City:
Sistema Nacional para el Desarrollo Integral de la Familia
Zapata 340 P.B.
Sta. Cruz Atoyac, 03310
México D.F. (Districto Federal)
Tel. (55) 30032200
The Mexican Embassy in D.C. is:
Embassy of Mexico
2827 16th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009-4260
Discount card article by Barbie.