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Mexico – Immigration Authorities Update

Effective June 1, 2020, visa services at certain Mexican consulates have recommenced, depending on local conditions.

Migration Institute (INM) is operating, but only a limited number of tickets are issued each day for application submission and other procedures, such as:

  • Fingerprinting appointments;
  • Delivery of residence cards, with the possibility of delay;
  • Requests for visa authorizations for job offers; and
  • Employer Enrollment Proof.

Although the expiry dates of temporary and permanent residence cards are suspended until further notice, the INM is accepting applications for residence renewals with an upcoming expiry date (within the next 1-5 business days).

Until further notice, expiry dates of temporary and permanent residence cards, and deadlines for certain immigration procedures, are suspended. These procedures include

  • Change of status applications;
  • In-country temporary residence card applications (“canje” process); and
  • Notifications of change of employer, address, marital status, name, or nationality.

Foreign nationals who entered Mexico as a visitor for business or other purposes without a permit to perform remunerated activities, and who cannot leave before the end of their legal stay, can apply for a new regularization process (“Regularización Migratoria por Razones Humanitarias bajo el supuesto COVID 19“). Requirements, timeframes and terms may vary from case to case, depending on the office of application in Mexico.

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