The Mexican government has announced additional changes to immigration services to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Key points:

  • Fingerprinting is capped at 100 people each day. Additionally, groups of people at immigration offices for fingerprinting are now limited to 20 individuals at a time. Fingerprinting is available from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., and lines begin forming at 7 a.m.
  • Only 100 application filings may be completed per day. Groups entering for application filings are now limited to 20 individuals as well. Application filing follows the same schedule: from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., with lines forming at 7 a.m.
  • Most opportunities to submit fingerprints and file applications are taken by 9 a.m., it is therefore advisable to arrive before that time.
  • The new restrictions are in effect until April 17.
  • Staff reductions and the new restrictions will result in processing delays and prolonged waiting periods.

Analysis & Comments: The new immigration services restrictions will impact employee movement and availability. Employers should assess the situation of affected employees and rearrange travel schedules accordingly. Significant delays may occur for consular and in-country processing.Rest of World Source: Deloitte. Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (“DTTL”), its global network of member firms, and their related entities. DTTL (also referred to as “Deloitte Global”) and each of its member firms are legally separate and independent entities. DTTL does not provide services to clients. Please see to learn more. Deloitte Legal means the legal practices of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firms or their affiliates that provide legal services. For legal, regulatory and other reasons, not all member firms provide legal services. This includes Deloitte Tax LLP in the United States which does not provide legal and/or immigration advice or services. This communication contains general information only, and none of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, its member firms or their related entities (collectively, the “Deloitte network”) is, by means of this communication, rendering professional advice or services. Before making any decision or taking any action that may affect your finances or your business, you should consult a qualified professional adviser. No entity in the Deloitte network shall be responsible for any loss whatsoever sustained by any person who relies on this communication. © 2020. For information, contact Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited.