Mexico – Longer Processing Times for Immigration Applications

Posted on June 3, 2019

Currently, processing times for temporary residence applications are longer than usual. Residence card applications may take up to 20 business days to be approved, rather than the standard five business days. International travel restrictions apply while the process is completed, and… Read more »

Mexico – Deadline approaching for update of employer’s certificate

Posted on April 12, 2019

In accordance with the Mexican immigration regulations, companies must renew (“actualize”) their INM registrations in April of every year to prove that they have submitted their annual tax returns for the previous fiscal year.   To avoid complications with the… Read more »

Mexico – Applications Experiencing Delays

Posted on December 3, 2018

Many current government officials are in the process of resigning, as the new administration for change in government takes office on December 1st, 2018.  The turnover has been causing delays for all immigration matters. Delays are also expected for the… Read more »

Mexico – Increased Immigration Verification Visits

Posted on June 15, 2018

The National Institute of Migration (INM) has recently increased the number of immigration verification visits. The purpose of the INM verification visit is to corroborate the existence and normal operation of the company and to prove the legal status of… Read more »

Mexico – Expansion of Visa Exemption for Certain Visa-Required Nationals

Posted on May 20, 2016

As of 17 May 2016, more categories of visa-required nationals are allowed to enter Mexico for up to six months without a visa.   Visa-required nationals who hold a valid visa to enter, or are permanent residents of, Canada, Japan… Read more »

MEXICO – Employers Subject to INM Inspections

Posted on February 26, 2016

Mexican employers, especially those deemed noncompliant with immigration laws and those employing a substantial number of foreign workers, have recently been experiencing an increase in compliance inspections being conducted by officials of the National Migration Institute (INM). Since INM officials… Read more »

MEXICO – Streamlined Procedure for Visitors Entering by Land from the United States

Posted on September 18, 2015

Effective immediately, the National Immigration Institute (INM) in Mexico has announced a fast-track procedure for non-visa required nationals entering Mexico by land from the United States for non-remunerated activities including business or leisure. The new system is intended to speed… Read more »

MEXICO – New Rules for Several Visas

Posted on October 31, 2014

These new rules come as a result from earlier legislation that placed all Mexican visas into only three categories. The first main change to the legislation is that there are lower financial thresholds, which means that all visa applicants (visitor… Read more »