The Mexican government has temporarily suspended the National Immigration Institute’s (INM) online appointment system for immigration applications.

Key Points:

  • As of March 15, foreign nationals can no longer use the online appointment system to schedule application appointments.
  • Foreign nationals who have not scheduled an appointment must now go to a local immigration office to request an application appointment.
  • Foreign nationals who have previously booked an application appointment through the system are unaffected by the system suspension. The INM will honor previously made appointment applications.

BAL Analysis: Foreign nationals and employers should note the suspension of the online appointment system and should expect processing delays.

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