The INAPAM Card is a free, government-issued senior discount card. It’s the size of a resident or credit card and doesn’t expire. It is issued by the Instituto Nacional de las Personas Adultas Mayores (INAPAM).
What discounts are available?
The INAPAM Card offers discounts (typically 10-50%) off many of the items listed below. Discounts vary depending on the state in which you live.
While not every discount is noted, it’s always a good idea to inquire about using your INAPAM Card at businesses and with service providers. Be sure to show your card before your order is rung up or the invoice is created.
● Advisors and legal services – legal firms, accountants
● Clothing and home – construction firms, hardware stores, electricians, locksmiths
● Education, recreation and culture – bookstores, arts & craft stores, parks, hotels, travel agencies, event facilities, museums and galleries
● Food – grocery/convenience stores, restaurants and cafes
● Health and beauty – doctors, dentists, veterinarians, pharmacies, beauty salons, spas
● Transportation – domestic airlines, buses, taxis, car service centers
Who is eligible?
Mexican nationals and those with temporal or permanent resident cards are eligible for the INAPAM Card, if they are 60 years and older. Sadly, tourist visas do not count toward INAPAM Card eligibility.
What is the application process?
Applications must be done in person at a local INAPAM office. Offices are open Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information, visit gob.mx/inapam (in Spanish). Questions are welcomed at 55 5536 1145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
While applying for your INAPAM card, you will be interviewed in Spanish about your residence, who lives there and what furnishings it contains. You’ll also be fingerprinted and asked for the documents listed below.
According to gob.mx/inapam, you will need to bring the original and photocopies of the items below.
● Proof of legal status for non-citizens – Bring your passport and temporary or permanent resident card.
● Proof of age and identity – This can be a passport, resident card, Mexico-issued driver’s license or Mexico-issued voter ID card.
● Proof of residence address (comprobante de domicilio) – This can be a deed or rental lease, paid utility bill (both sides and not more than three months old) or a Mexico-issued voter ID card. If someone else’s name is on the utility bill and you live under the same roof, then that person will need to write a letter for you, stating that you live there, the date you moved in, the property address and the signature that the person is telling the truth. The person will also need to offer a personal identification copy.
● Passport-sized photos – Bring three black and white or color photos (“Tamaño Infantil,” 2.5 cm x 3.0 cm) of you in front of a white background. Avoid accessories – eye glasses/ hats.
We also recommend that you bring:
● Emergency contacts – names, addresses and phone numbers
● Hand wipes – This is for the 10-fingerprinting you’ll need to offer during your interview.
And that’s it! You should have your new INAPAM Card within a few weeks to start saving while you’re spending.