Mexico: INM Office Closures Extended Due to COVID-19

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points

  • INM office closures in Mexico City and the State of Mexico are extended through February 1, 2021
  • The office closures will be extended due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19
  • Individuals with pending applications at both office locations should anticipate processing delays
  • Office closures may be extended past February 1, 2021 based on epidemiological conditions 


The Instituto Nacional de Migracion (INM) office closures in the State of Mexico and Mexico City will be extended through February 1, 2021.

What are the Changes?

The INM office closures will remain in effect through January 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The offices were originally closed from December 25, 2020 through January 4, 2021 because of the holidays. The closure was initially extended through January 10, 2021 because of COVID-19 concerns. The office closure will now be extended for a third time.

Who is Affected?

The office closures affect foreign nationals and their employers with pending applications at the INM offices, along with individuals who are planning to travel to or from Mexico.

What Should Employers and Applicants Know?

The extended INM office closures will cause delays in application processing times at the State of Mexico and Mexico City office locations.

Looking Ahead

INM office closures may be extended again beyond February 1st depending on the risks of COVID-19. Updates will be provided when available.


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