Mexico: Executive Order to Suspend Due Dates, Times and Activities of the Interior Ministry
In the executive order issued by the Interior Ministry, published on April 1st, 2020, by the Interior Minister, Olga María del Carmen Sánchez Cordero Dávila, those due dates, times and non-essential activities of the Interior Ministry are suspended due to force majeure from April 1st to April 30th, 2020.
SECTION THIRD of the executive order, regarding the independent administrative authority name National Immigration Institute (hereinafter referred as to “INM” by its acronym in Spanish), are suspended only the administrative proceeding that must be carried out by foreigners with the status of temporary resident or permanent resident who are in the country or abroad, including those derived from the proceeding carried out in Embassies or Consulates of Mexico.
Likewise, we are informed that any act, requirement, request or brief file with the INM in those days considered in the order as non-business days, will be effective until the first business day after the suspension period ends which is referred in the first paragraph of this document.
SECTION FOURTH sets forth that are excluded from the application of the executive order, the following essential proceedings: …c) those related with the INM to attend migratory flows in the entrance points at airports, ports and terrestrial, as well as the attention of immigrants in the migratory stations.
INM will continue operating without restrictions and it is necessary to point out that in the executive order there is no mention in relation to the obligations that companies must fulfill regarding the update of its certificate of company integration before the INM, to prove that they have honored their tax obligations (filing of the tax return of the prior fiscal year) they have a period of 30 calendar days to file with the INM the request of update of the company integration certificate. There is not mention regarding foreigners who have entered the country as visitors without paid activities (tourists or business persons) and that they cannot return to their origin country due to mobility and transit restrictions implemented by several countries derived from the pandemic caused by SARS-CoV virus (COVID). At De la Vega & Martínez Rojas we remain at your orders to provide the necessary advice with the purpose to de determine the best immigration alternative for companies and foreigners who are living in Mexico.
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