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.