Actually, if I could afford the $3000 x 6 that it would cost for a lawyer (hubbie, myself and 4 kids) I'd TOTALLY do that. That said I would have to take a number of days off work to equal the price we'd pay to a lawyer, PLUS the INM fees. here in Playa the situation is the reverse; VERY few ex-pats and almost all lawyers. They sure do tie up the clerks, but seem limited to the number of apps they can run at one time as I'll see them there all day, getting a round of numbers. So, we're all in tramite and requested: For me (prroroga no2) the usual (bank, domicilio, request letter, passport photos, FM3 photos) and were very happy to see I'd put my CURP on the form. For the kids, (first FM3) they wanted a CURP. Now go figure on that because here in Playa (maybe it is different in Cancun) you can't get a CURP without an FM3 so total Catch-22 there. Two agents disagreed whether I really needed birth certs for the kids, so I wasn't going to go through the trouble of an apositle and translation and will wait to see what they say about that. Letter from kid (2nd agent said I didn't need that but we did it anyway) and letter from me. Domicilio, bank, passport and payment. They won't even review the documents without the first payment. (different from when I did it). AND, Playa (and maybe CUN) has gone ONLINE! Now, instead of coming back "in 2 weeks" and told to go back home because they're not ready, you can CHECK THE STATUS ONLINE!!!! WooHoo!!!