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.

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