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visitor visa situation... what to do?

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I'm actually writing this on behalf of someone else; it's a difficult situation but I hope that someone in the forums can help me.

Well, it's a long story but in this case this person was issued a 180 day visitor visa, but has unfortunately overstayed by a little over two months... a stupid thing to do but it's a long story as to why. This same person (again, it's a long story, I'm afraid) needs to stay even longer but is concerned that, at this point, it will be impossible to get permission and is really concerned that he will be denied entry into Mexico in the future because of this.

This person needs to stay in Mexico for a longer amount of time but is really concerned that it will be impossible to leave and re-enter the country now.

I've tried contacting the embassy but I can't seem to find the correct contact person. I've talked to a series of people and I hear things ranging from really terrifying (heavy fines and the possibility of being deported permanently ) to ''nothing is going to happen.''

I will be really grateful if anyone here can tell me what this person should do about fixing this situation. What can be done to fix things, and remain in Mexico for more time?

I've also contacted an attorney on behalf of this person.

Thank you if you can help me.
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A little over two years ago, I left Mexico by air having overstayed by 8 months. When I told the airline rep I had "lost" my FMM, she didn't even look for an incoming date on my passport. She sent me to an office in the airport where I payed a $200 peso fine. The office person just looked at the picture page of my passport. The agent then issued me a small form which, when presented to the airline rep, was sufficient for me to board the aircraft. In other words, by playing dumb, I was able to leave without much hassle. I came back into Mexico two weeks later and was issued a new FMM on the plane. The next week, I went to Imigracion and applied for an FM3. No problems since. Taking a flight out before the office opens is a great idea. Unless your buddy is a shifty-looking character, there shouldn't be any difficulty. (Be sure he arrives at the airport at least three hours before his flight so he can get all this done though.)
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