Mexico: Executive order to suspend terms and activities of the Interior Ministry with the exceptions mentioned in the same order
In a new executive order, the Interior Ministry published today, April 30th, 2020, by the Interior Secretary, Olga María del Carmen Sánchez Cordero Dávila, the suspension of activities ordered on April 1st, 2020, is extended and, as consequence the terms and non-essential activities of the Interior Ministry are suspended due to force majeure, during the period from April 30th to May 30th, 2020.
As in the last order, ARTICLE THIRD of the executive order, in relation to the non-central authority named National Immigration Institute (hereinafter referred as to “INM”), are suspended only those procedures that must be carried out by foreigners with an immigration status of temporary residency or permanent residency that are in Mexico or abroad, including those derived form the procedures carried out at Mexican Embassies or Consulates.
Likewise, we were informed that any appearance, requirement, request or brief filed with the INM in any day considered as non-business days in accordance with this order, will take effect until the first working day after the conclusion of the time period referred in the first paragraph of this letter.
ARTICLE FOURTH sets forth that are excluded from this Executive Order the following procedures and essential activities: …c) Those related with INM to attend migratory flows at aerial, sea and land entrance points, as well as the attention of immigrants in the migratory stations.
INM will continue working with certain restrictions in the different delegations of the INM nationwide, in this new executive order there is not mention in relation to companies obligations to update its company integration certificate before the INM, with the purpose to prove they are up to date with their tax obligations (filing of their tax return of the previous tax year); likewise there is no mention to those foreigners that have entered Mexico as Visitants without remuneration activities (tourists and businessmen) and that they cannot return to their origin country due to mobility restrictions implemented by different countries in the world due to the pandemic cause by SARS-CoV2 virus (COVID); at De la Vega & Martínez Rojas we remain at your service to provide assistance with the purpose to determine the best migratory alternative for companies and foreigners who are living in Mexico.
Author: Edgar Mayorga Compeán, Partner.
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