Credit cards in Mexico8 Replies
I am fortunate in that my wife is Mexican with a credit history here, and so is able to apply for credit cards. I, however, am a permanent resident. And I remember distinctly when I was given my card that I was told I would be treated exactly like a Mexican here - except that I can´t vote (I have a beef about that - maybe another time....) But it just isn´t true! Many banks won´t give me credit cards (finally I think HSBC will), department stores won´t, and even some hotels demand my passport because I am "extranjero". So be warned!. A permanent Resident's card does not mean you will be treated like a local for tramites etc. We still have more hoops to jump through than local residents.