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If a person applies for a Mexican FMM online, will the background check be done immediately, and more importantly, before the FMM is made available to print out, and then at immigration you only have to get an entry stamp for validation and no further background check is done?

Or, is the FMM only filled out and paid for ahead of time when done online, and the actual background check is done in person when at immigration in Mexico?

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    Are you asking because you're concerned about the background check, or delays at immigration? When I've been with people getting an FMM at the border (not done online) the entire process has been very quick, and I imagine any background check is just cursory automated and not in-depth or time-consuming – Midavalo Mar 9 '18 at 16:33
  • @Midavalo I'm asking because one of my travel partners may be denied entry into Mexico and if the background check is done beforehand when getting an FMM online, then maybe we would know if he will be allowed in ahead of time instead of getting turned around at the border? – TravelMate Mar 9 '18 at 20:58
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    due to something that occurred in Mexico, or elsewhere in the world? – Midavalo Mar 9 '18 at 21:00
  • @Midavalo Due to something in the US. – TravelMate Mar 11 '18 at 1:44
  • I would be very surprised if their background check checked anything outside of Mexico in the short timeframe between you asking for the permit and leaving with it – Midavalo Mar 11 '18 at 4:08

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