What is the change? Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) offices in Mexico City and the State of Mexico (Estado de Mexico) reopened on Monday, Feb. 15, after having been closed for weeks because of COVID-19.

What does the change mean? Immigration services have resumed in these two offices, but applicants should expect delays associated with the prolonged closure. Office hours in Mexico City and the State of Mexico have been extended until 3 p.m., whereas previously the offices closed at 1 p.m.

  • Implementation time frame: INM offices reopened on Monday, Feb. 15.
  • Who is affected: Employers and foreign nationals working or living in Mexico in need of immigration services in Mexico City or the State of Mexico.
  • Impact on processing times: Applicants should expect delayed processing times.

Additional Information: Immigration offices in Mexico City and the State of Mexico were closed over the holidays and remained closed because of the impact of COVID-19 the area. The closures were extended a number of times before officials announced last week that offices would reopen Monday.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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