Mexico: INM Immigration Offices to Close for the Holidays

December 10, 2020 Lucy Halse

Key Points

  • INM will close its offices from December 25, 2020 through January 1, 2021 for the holidays
  • INM services will be suspended while the offices are closed
  • Processing delays may impact all visas and permits
  • Employers and employees may anticipate processing delays and longer wait times due to the closures
  • Employers and applicants should file their applications as soon as possible to avoid delays

Overview

Instituto Nacional de Migracion (INM) will close its offices from December 25, 2020 through January 1, 2021 for the holidays. INM offices will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2021.

What are the Changes?

All INM services will be suspended while the offices are closed. Employers and their employees who have pending applications should anticipate processing delays and longer wait times due to the closures.

INM typically closes its offices in observance of the holidays. Immigration offices are normally closed for two weeks this time of year, but they will be closed for a shorter time period this time. INM offices will resume services on January 4, 2021.

Who is Affected?

Office closures may affect foreign nationals who are living or working in Mexico and their employers.

What Should Employers and Applicants Know?

Processing delays may impact all permits and visas. Employers and applicants should file applications as soon as possible to mitigate delays that might arise from the holiday office closures.


Content in this publication is not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an Envoy-affiliated attorney or another qualified professional.

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