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MEXICO - Delays Expected at Immigration Offices

As a new administration takes office in Mexico, major staff changes are expected to take place in the upcoming days within the offices of the National Immigration institute (INM) around the country, including at international airports. These changes are expected to affect the processing times of submitted applications.

Moreover, these staff changes coincide with the holiday season, when INM offices close for ten days. The specific dates for this closure are yet to be confirmed.

Action Items

  • Employers who may be affected are encouraged to consult their immigration specialist for advice on minimising delays during this period.

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

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2017 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.