Mexico- Mexico modifies the visa application procedure for Brazilian passports

Posted on August 8, 2022

On August 3, the Interior and Foreign Ministries announced in the Official Journal of the Federation (DOF) that Brazilian citizens traveling to Mexico without permission to engage in paid activities must now apply for a visa at the jurisdiction of the Mexican consulate. This process eliminates… Read more »

Mexico – Labor Law Updates

Posted on May 13, 2021

As of April 24, 2021, Mexico’s Federal Labor Law now prohibits the subcontracting of personnel, which is the practice of an entity outsourcing an employee to be available for the benefit of another entity. However, the law was amended to… Read more »

Mexico – Immigration Authorities Update

Posted on June 10, 2020

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:… Read more »

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 »