As y'all know, I am fairly new to this forum. But one thing I have noticed, is that a lot of you are trying to get citizenship, instead of just opting for the immigrado status, where you can work without permission, and essentially do anything a Mexican citizen can (except vote I guess). I have been a member of several Mexican forums, and yet on none of them, is this push to be naturalized, as there is here. Is there something I'm missing? I took (very) early retirement from the US, and plan to live here (eventually in Cancun) until I die. I might want to work as a fishing guide on a limited basis before I'm too old, but never had plans of going further than immigrado status. BTW.....Do you have to have an FM-2 for 5 years, before you can apply for immigrado status???