The Mexican government has announced that immigration offices will be closed for two weeks beginning Dec. 17.

Key Points:

  • Immigration services will be unavailable from Dec. 17 until Jan. 3, 2022.
  • All visa and permit processing will be delayed and wait times will increase.
  • Employers and employees with pending immigration applications should expect delays during the holidays.

Additional Information: Immigration offices in Mexico normally close for a two-week period during the winter holidays.

BAL Analysis: Individuals with pending matters before the INM should file applications as soon as possible in order to minimize any delays that could result from holiday closures.

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