Santamarina Steta

Cease of the suspension of terms at the National Institute of Migration

Please be informed that, as from September 18, 2023, the National Immigration Institute has determined and – unofficially – communicated to its users the ceasing of the term/deadline suspension for immigration procedures that has been in force since May 2020 due to the health emergency derived from the pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The above is based on the agreement published in the Federal Official Gazette on May 9th of this year, by means of which the extraordinary action with regards to general health in national territory was declared to be terminated due to the demise of the emergency causes that bred the exercise of such action.

For that reason, those temporary residents whose migratory documents are currently expired and who are intending to continue residing in Mexico will be no longer allowed to request the extemporary renewal of their cards and, instead, they must request the regularization of their migratory condition in order to be able to continue living in Mexico.

On the other hand, those change of address, workplace, marital status, name or nationality notices made after the 90 day-term that is set forth in article 63 of the Mexican migratory law (Ley de Migración) will again lead to the imposition of a fine that will range between twenty and one hundred Mexican Measurement and Updating Units (UMA for its acronym in Spanish).

For further information, please contact your migratory advisors from Santamarina y Steta, S.C. If you have any doubt or comment, please do not hesitate to contact us.