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Mexico’s New Immigration Fees for 2020

Mexico’s Ministry of the Interior (Secretaria de Gobernación, SEGOB) and National Immigration Institute (NII) (Instituto Nacional de Migración, INM) published new governmental fees for immigration procedures related to foreign nationals and expatriates that took effect on January 1, 2020.

On December 28, 2019, the Resolution of Modifications to the Miscellaneous Tax Rules for fiscal year 2020 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 the governmental fees contemplated within the Federal Rights Law (FRL) (Ley Federal de Derechos) were published in the Official Gazette of the Federation (Diario Official de la Federación).

Immigration governmental fees required by the NII for certain immigration procedures for foreign nationals and expatriates with temporary or permanent residency in Mexico are covered by the FRL. Therefore, the governmental fees related to these immigration procedures have increased as of January 1, 2020.

Below are the approved amounts within the FRL that were published by the Ministry of the Interior and the NII:

Visitor with permission to perform remunerative activities

$3,207.00 MXP

Visitor for adoption purposes

$3,111.00 MXP

Temporary resident for one year

$4,271.00 MXP

Temporary resident for two years

$6,400.00 MXP

Temporary resident for three years

$8,106.00 MXP

Temporary resident for four years

$9,607.00 MXP

Permanent resident

$5,206.00 MXP

Residency card replacement

$1,277.00 MXP

Modification of immigration status

$1,365.00 MXP

Regularization of immigration status

$1,365.00 MXP

Immigration status certificate

$437.00 MXP

Departure and entrance permit

$437.00 MXP

Authorization to perform remunerative activities for students and temporary residents

$3,207.00 MXP

Authorization of temporary residency for a minister of religion or belonging to a religious association

$1,012.00 MXP

APEC business travel card

$1,412.00 MXP

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About this Author

Rodrigo de la Concha Alvarez, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Mexico, Labor and Employment Attorney

Rodrigo de la Concha Alvarez joined Ogletree Deakins in September of 2014. Previously, Rodrigo worked in private practice at a leading law firm in Mexico City in the Labor, Social Security and Immigration Practice Group and for two years at one of the most prestigious law firms in Mexico City in its collective and individual labor litigation practice, where he appeared before federal and local Conciliation and Arbitration Labor Boards around Mexico. Rodrigo began his legal career as a law clerk at Notary Office Number 29 in México City. Rodrigo speaks both Spanish and...