What is the change? The National Institute of Migration has released new requirements for submission of visa and renewal applications, among other immigration-related services.

The specifics:

  • New visas. Visa applications will not be accepted until the employer registration is up to date, even if the registration update is in the process of completion.
  • Renewals. Visa renewal applications will be accepted and approved according to the resolution lapse established by law (20-25 business days).
  • Regularizations by job offer. Applications for regularization of immigration status by job offer will be accepted, but will be pending until the employer registration update is granted.
  • Employer registration updates. Companies’ complete annual tax declarations must now be submitted prior to the above-mentioned applications.

Analysis & Comments:  Employers must update their employer registrations prior to submitting visa and renewal applications or they will not be accepted.

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