Mexico – Recent Changes in Documentation Requirements

What has changed

Effective immediately, the National Immigration Institute (INM) has announced recent changes to documentation requirements for common immigration processes. Previously, the rules for presenting documentation were already in place but were not being enforced.

Who is affected

Clients sending employees to Mexico on assignment and clients with employees already residing/working in Mexico.

What to expect

The following changes for documentation requirements are detailed below and are currently being carried out in Mexico City.
  •  Change of Address Notification process now requires at least one of the following documents as proof of address: electric bill, phone bill (landlines only) water bill, gas bill or real estate tax statement.
  •  Notification of New Employer or Change of Workplace now requires a copy of the current Basic File certificate for the new employer/ workplace.
  •  Renewal of Temporary Residence process now mandates that an assignee present a copy of the current Basic File certificate for the company.
  • Temporary Residence for Non-Remunerated Activities process now requires that, in addition to the company letters provided to the consulate outside of Mexico, it is now necessary to present a new letter from the home (sending) company, to the INM in Mexico, summarizing the activities the assignee will carry out in Mexico.

What you need to do

  • Delegations in other regions of Mexico are making similar changes and we urge our clients to check with us regarding the specific requirements that vary by location.
  • Contact your Emigra Worldwide representative for further details on how these updates may impact you or your client.