Mexico’s New Governmental Immigration Fees for 2019
Authors: Rodrigo de la Concha Alvarez (Mexico City), Pietro Straulino-Rodriguez (Mexico City)
Published Date: January 7, 2019
Mexico’s Ministry of Interior (Secretaria de Gobernación, SEGOB) and National Immigration Institute (NII) (Instituto Nacional de Migración, INM) published new governmental fees for immigration procedures related to foreign nationals and expatriates that took effect January 1, 2019.
On December 21, 2018, the Official Gazette of the Federation (Diario Oficial de la Federación) published the Fifth Resolution of Modifications to the Miscellaneous Tax Rules for fiscal year 2018 and its annex 19, through which article 7.1 establishes the implementation of the corresponding increases of the governmental fees contemplated within the Federal Rights Law (FRL) (Ley Federal de Derechos).
Immigration governmental fees required by the NII for different and specific immigration procedures for foreign nationals and expatriates with temporary or permanent residency in Mexico are considered within the FRL. Therefore, the governmental fees have increased as of January 1, 2019.
Below are the approved amounts within the FRL that were published by the Ministry of Interior and the NII:
Visitor with permission to perform remunerative activities
Visitor for adoption purposes
Temporary resident for one year
Temporary resident for two years
Temporary resident for three years
Temporary resident for four years
Residency card replacement
Modification of immigration status
Regularization of immigration status
Immigration status certificate
Departure and entrance permit
Authorization to perform remunerative activities for students and temporary residents
Authorization of temporary residency for a minister of religion or belonging to a religious association
APEC business travel card
The Mexico City office of Ogletree Deakins will continue to monitor and report on developments in the immigration laws of Mexico as they occur.
Rodrigo de la Concha Alvarez joined Ogletree Deakins in September of 2014. Previously, Rodrigo worked in private practice at a leading law firm in Mexico City in the Labor, Social Security and Immigration Practice Group and for two years at one of the most prestigious law firms in Mexico City in its collective and individual labor litigation practice, where he appeared before federal and local Conciliation and Arbitration Labor Boards around Mexico. Rodrigo began his legal career as a law clerk...
Pietro Straulino-Rodríguez is the managing partner of the Mexico City office of Ogletree Deakins. Before starting at Ogletree Deakins, Pietro worked for a number of years as a partner in private practice at a leading law firm in Mexico City in the firm’s Labor, Social Security and Immigration practice group. Previously he worked for a major labor boutique in Mexico City, in which he participated as an advisor and litigator in several matters. In addition, Pietro worked in the legal...