- Jaime Deschamps
How to obtain a temporary residency by job offer in Mexico?
As stated in previous posts, the first step to be able to hire a foreign worker in Mexico is that the company that will hire the worker is registered in the employer registry before the National Immigration Institute, if you have not read it here we leave you the link:
If your employer is already registered in the registry and the certificate is up to date (remember that the certificate must be updated every year by presenting the acknowledgement of the annual tax return), you can start the procedure to obtain a temporary residency by job offer.
This procedure consists of three steps:
1) Approval of the application for temporary residency by job offer in Mexico by the National Institute of Migration.
The first step consists of obtaining the authorization by the INM regarding the request for temporary residence by offer of employment.
In order to carry out this step it is necessary to carry out the following:
Collect the following documents:
* Form filled out electronically that must be printed and signed by the legal representative that is accredited in the employer's certificate (be careful, only authorized representatives can sign in the certificate, if it is a new representative, you must first update your certificate and then you can proceed with this procedure). You can find this form at: https://www.inm.gob.mx/tramites/publico/solicitud_internacion.html
*Official identification of the registered employer's representative. Original and copy.
* Written document in which the company offers employment to the worker signed by the registered representative of the company, with the following requirements:
- The logo must come on the writing (¨leaf letterhead¨).
- The following must be indicated:
The occupation according to the National Occupation Classification System or the one that in its moment replaces it. It can be consulted at: https://www.snieg.mx/Documentos/Normatividad/Vigente/SINCO_2019.pdf
That the job offer is for one year.
Place of work (address).
Amount of remuneration (how much you will earn monthly).
* Employer's registration certificate, duly updated. Copy.
*Passport of the worker in favor of whom a visa is requested. Copy.
* Payment of $219.00 mxn that can be made at the window with credit or debit card.
Once you have all the documents you must go to the corresponding offices of the National Institute of Migration, in Mexico City, you can find them at Av. Ejército Nacional Mexicano 862-1er. piso, Polanco, Polanco II Secc, Miguel Hidalgo.
To obtain an appointment, you will have to wait in line for approximately 2 hours and you should arrive around 6 a.m., once you have the corresponding appointment, you will be given a time to return the same day or the following day to present the process (different people can request an appointment and present the process, you must take into account that the person who presents and requests the appointment must be authorized in the format indicated in the first paragraph).
In case the process is favorable, you will be sent an email to the designated email address with the visa approval.
It is important to take into account that generally the password to open the document is not sent, so you may have to click on I forgot my password to obtain it and be able to enter.
2) Consular interview and visa stamping.
Once you obtain the visa authorization from the INM, you must schedule a consular interview at the consulate of your choice (outside of Mexico).
Initially we do not recommend you to schedule appointments in Guatemala. Keep in mind that appointments open on a weekly basis and fill up very quickly.
In order to schedule an appointment, you will need the documentation that was mentioned in numeral 1, as well as the address and marital status of the foreigner.
You can schedule your appointment at the following link: https://citas.sre.gob.mx/
As a general rule, the appointment must be scheduled within 30 days after the authorization granted by the INM takes effect (see step I). However, at the time of writing this post the deadlines are suspended, we suggest not to trust.
At the appointment you must present the following:
* Submit the visa application form duly filled out. You can find the form at the following link: https://embamex.sre.gob.mx/panama/images/formatos/solicitudesp.pdf
* Valid passport, in original and copy;
* A photograph with the face visible and without glasses, in color, passport size, whose measures must be 32 millimeters x 26 millimeters, with white background and front view;
* A simple copy of the visa authorization issued by the National Institute of Migration (NUT).
* Printed citation.
* Document that accredits legal stay in the country where the procedure is being carried out.
* Payment of fees $51.00 USD - Can be paid directly at the consulate.
* Copy of employer's certificate.
* Copy of legal identification of the company's representative.
For the interview, it will be essential to study perfectly all the information in the job offer letter.
3) Exchange of visa for temporary residence card and obtaining CURP (Unique Population Registry Code).
Once the consular interview is carried out, the consulate will stamp a visa in the foreigner's passport to be exchanged within 30 calendar days of entry into the country. However, at the time of writing this post the deadlines are suspended, we suggest not to trust.
In case that instead of stamping the visa it is established that the application must be reconsidered, it is most likely that the visa will be denied, you must wait for the Institute to deliver an official letter rejecting the visa and resubmit it.
When entering the country it is important to tell the immigration office that you are going to exchange your visa, so that the official signs or stamps the visa at the entrance.
* Form to request migratory procedure of stay filled electronically, which must be printed and with autographed signature of the foreigner. You can find the form in the following page: https://www.inm.gob.mx/tramites/publico/solicitud_estancia.html
* Passport of the foreigner with visa stamped. Original and copy.
* Multiple Migratory Form that you can find in the following link: https://www.inm.gob.mx/spublic/portal/inmex.html
Not to be confused with pre-registration. The FMME is downloaded once registered where it says generate FMM, in registration history.
The pre-registration is often not required, but if possible you should also print it.
To generate FMME it is not necessary to fill in all the information, you must go directly to registration history.
First you click on generate and then you can download it in download FMM.
* Basic form duly filled out and autographed and signed: This form can be found at: https://www.inm.gob.mx/static/vun_tramites/Formato_basico.pdf
The basic form is generally not requested in the CDMX.
* Payment of fees, temporary resident for one year $5,108.00 mxn (can only be requested for more years after renewal). The payment can be made directly at the window at the time of the exchange.
Once you have all the documents you must go to the corresponding offices of the National Migration Institute, in Mexico City, you can find them at Av. Ejército Nacional Mexicano 862-1er. piso, Polanco, Polanco II Secc, Miguel Hidalgo.
To obtain an appointment, you will have to wait in line for approximately 2 hours and you should arrive around 6 a.m., once you have the corresponding appointment, you will be given a time to return the same day or the following day to present the procedure (different people can request an appointment and present the procedure, you must take into account that whoever presents and requests the appointment must be authorized in the format indicated in the first paragraph).
Once the procedure has been successfully submitted, you will be given or sent to the designated mail an official letter that you must present along with your passport (without the need for an appointment) at the corresponding offices of the National Immigration Institute where you can process your CURP, they will take your biometric data and will give you your residency card.