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Friday, June 19, 2009

Immigration Office In Rosarito

Mexican Immigration Office Opens to Serve Expatriates In Rosarito

ROSARITO BEACH, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO---A branch office of Mexico's department of immigration has opened at Rosarito's City Hall to better serve the area's large and growing expatriate population.

Previously, the nearest office was in Tijuana. The Rosarito office will be open Monday through Friday from 8 to 1. Phone numbers are 661-612-7262 or 661-612-7263.

Through the office people can receive advice and assistance with FM3s, FM2s and other immigration matters. Appointments are available by calling the above numbers or people can simply go to the office.

Immigration officials also welcome presidents of the city's several expatriate groups to contact them for information they can share with their members.

About 8,000 expatriates in Rosarito, primarily from the United States, are registered with immigration. Rosarito Beach Mayor Hugo Torres estimates that about 6,000 are not registered.

"This office is a welcome addition to the city and will make it easier for our residents to receive needed services," Torres said.

"Already, about 10 percent of our population are expatriates and we expect that number to grow significantly in the future as more Baby Boomers retire here,' Torres said.

Rosarito also was the first city in Mexico to establish a Foreign Residents Attention Office to assist expatriates.

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