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


  • 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.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general

guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought

about your specific circumstances.

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