What is the change? Applicants for residence permits, renewals and corporate registration filings continue to experience processing delays.

What does the change mean? Companies should continue to plan ahead and submit applications as early as possible.

  • Implementation time frame: Ongoing.
  • Visas/permits affected: All visas, permits and other immigration services, including temporary and permanent residence, permits for dependents, renewals and corporate registration filings.
  • Who is affected: Employers and foreign nationals in need of immigration services
  • Impact on processing times: Processing continues to be significantly longer than normal. Exact processing times will vary from case to case and may differ depending on the region where the application is submitted. Employers may need to be flexible with timelines and start dates.

Background: Mexico continues to experience processing delays that are due largely to government personnel changes. Mexican officials have also had to divert human resources to deal with Increased migration from Central America, exacerbating the delays.

Analysis & Comments: Employers are advised to plan ahead and submit immigration filings as early as possible. Employers are reminded that corporate registration filings are required within 30 days of the date on which companies file taxes. Given the ongoing delays, employers are encouraged to complete corporate registration filings as soon as possible in order to prevent any lapses in their ability to sponsor foreign nationals.

Source: Deloitte LLP. Deloitte LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC303675 and its registered office at 1 New Street Square, London EC4A 3HQ, United Kingdom.