MEXICO – Delays at Immigration Offices

As the new federal administration takes office in Mexico, major staff changes are taking place within the offices of the National Immigration institute (INM) around the country, affecting the processing times of submitted applications.

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MEXICO – Delays at Immigration Offices

This alert was prepared using information provided by Arellano Abogados and Newland Chase.

MEXICO – Increased Immigration Fees from 1 January 2019

Effective 1 January 2019, the fees charged by the National Immigration Institute (INM) for immigration services have increased, in line with the Consumer Price Index yearly increase.

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MEXICO – Increased Immigration Fees from 1 January 2019

This alert was prepared with information provided by Enrique Arellano Rincon Abogados.

CANADA/MEXICO/UNITED STATES – Revised Trade Deal Leaves Work Visa Provisions Unchanged

The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), reached between Canada, Mexico and the United States late on 30 September 2018, leaves intact the immigration provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which it will replace if ratified.

Qualifying business persons will continue to be able to travel and work under the same rules as before. The USMCA must still be ratified by lawmakers in all three countries.

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CANADA/MEXICO/UNITED STATES – Revised Trade Deal Leaves Work Visa Provisions Unchanged

This alert was prepared using information provided by Newland Chase.

MEXICO – Increased Immigration Verification Visits

The National Institute of Migration (INM) has recently increased the number of immigration verification visits.

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MEXICO – Increased Immigration Verification Visits

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Arellano Abogados.

MEXICO – Reminder: Failure to Report Change of Address May Lead to Financial Penalty

Mexico City Aerial ViewEmployers of foreign nationals in Mexico are reminded that all foreign residents in Mexico must notify the Mexican National Immigration Institute (INM) of their personal address within 90 days of any change of address due to the recent earthquakes in Mexico, or for any other reason.

Failure to comply with this obligation may subject the foreign resident to the payment of a fine.

  • Employers should ensure their employees notify the INM of any change of address within 90 days to avoid financial sanctions.

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Arellano Abogados.

MEXICO – Immigration Offices Closed [UPDATED]

*UPDATE* The suspension of activities at the National Immigration Institute (INM) has been extended for another week. The INM will reopen on Monday 2 October 2017.

Due to the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that struck Mexico City, the State of Mexico, Morelos and Puebla on Tuesday 19 September 2017, the offices of the National Immigration Institute (INM) are closed and have suspended activities. INM offices are expected to reopen on Monday 25 September.

The INM has also extended application deadlines which applicants could not otherwise meet due to the closures.

Action Items

  • Employers should plan for delays in the processing of residence applications at the INM, and disruptions to their employees’ travel plans to and within Mexico.

 This news alert was prepared using information provided by Arellano Abogados.

MEXICO – Immigration Offices Closed

Due to the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that struck Mexico City, the State of Mexico, Morelos and Puebla on Tuesday 19 September 2017, the offices of the National Immigration Institute (INM) are closed and have suspended activities. INM offices are expected to reopen on Monday 25 September.

The INM has also extended application deadlines which applicants could not otherwise meet due to the closures.

Action Items

  • Employers should plan for delays in the processing of residence applications at the INM, and disruptions to their employees’ travel plans to and within Mexico.

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Arellano Abogados.