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Administrative Changes In Mexico City Causing Long Wait Times For In-Person Applications And Further Immigration Processing Delays

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The National Immigration Institute is relocating part of its operation from its central office to the regional branch in Mexico City. In preparation, the INM is currently conducting remodeling work at the regional branch, resulting in reduced workspace and staff. As a result, foreign nationals attending appointments for in-person applications for renewal, change of status to permanent residence, resident card replacement and post-arrival registrations can expect up to four-hour wait times at the INM regional branch, instead of the previous 20 to 30 minutes. Additionally, foreign nationals and employers should expect processing delays for immigration applications filed at the regional branch in Mexico City over the next few months while cases are redistributed and personnel are transferred. Previously reported delays have not subsided, including up to eight to twelve-week processing times for post-arrival registrations, which continue to delay foreign nationals' payroll start dates in Mexico. The situation

Administrative changes within the National Immigration Institute (INM) are causing significant wait times for foreign nationals attending in-person application appointments in Mexico City and will likely cause additional processing delays for most immigration applications.

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Delays caused by office relocation. The INM is relocating part of its operation from its central office to the regional branch in Mexico City. Impact. Foreign nationals and employers should expect processing delays for immigration applications filed in the regional office in Mexico City over the next few months while cases are re-distributed and personnel are transferred. Appointment delays caused by remodeling at branch office. The INM is currently conducting remodeling work at the regional branch, resulting in reduced workspace and staff. Impact. Foreign nationals attending appointments for in-person applications for renewal, change of status to permanent residence, resident card replacement and post-arrival registrations can expect significant wait times of up to four hours. Previously, the in-person application process wait time has been 20 to 30...

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