Effective January 1, 2021, immigration procedures related to foreign nationals and expatriates are subject to new governmental fees, published by Mexico’s Ministry of the Interior (Secretaria de Gobernación, SEGOB) and National Immigration Institute (NII) (Instituto Nacional de Migración, INM).
On December 29, 2020, the Official Gazette of the Federation (Diario Oficial de la Federación) published the Miscellaneous Tax Resolution for fiscal year 2021 and its annex 19, through which articles 7.1, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, and 7.8 establish the implementation of the corresponding increases of governmental fees contemplated within the Federal Rights Law (FRL) (Ley Federal de Derechos).
The FRL governs specific immigration procedures for foreign nationals and expatriates with temporary or permanent residency in Mexico and the immigration governmental fees required by the NII. Therefore, the governmental fees have increased as of January 1, 2021.
Below are the fees authorized by the FRL and published by the Ministry of Interior and the NII:
|Visitor with permission to perform remunerative activities||$3,314 MXN|
|Visitor for adoption purposes||$3,215 MXN|
|Temporary resident for one year||$4,413 MXN|
|Temporary resident for two years||$6,613 MXN|
|Temporary resident for three years||$8,376 MXN|
|Temporary resident for four years||$9,927 MXN|
|Permanent resident||$5,379 MXN|
|Residency card replacement||$1,359 MXN|
|Modification of immigration status||$1,410 MXN|
|Regularization of immigration status||$1,410 MXN|
|Immigration status certificate||$451 MXN|
|Departure and entrance permit||$437 MXN|
|Authorization to perform remunerative activities for students and temporary residents||$3,207 MXN|
|Authorization of temporary residency for a minister of religion or belonging to a religious association, for each year.||$1,045 MXN|
|APEC business travel card||$1,412 MXN|
|Border worker visitor||$416 MXN|
|Visitor with no permission to perform remunerative activities||$594 MXN|
The Mexico City office of Ogletree Deakins will continue to monitor and report on developments in the immigration laws of Mexico as they occur.