See Full Article at: “New Immigration Law Published for Mexico – The Article”
Abstract: The web is abuzz with sketchy information about the new Ley de Migración. President Calderon signed it into law on May 24, 2011, along with several official blurbs published in the Mexican Government’s Diario Official.
The main focus of the new Ley de Migración is clearly directed towards improving protections and documenting protections and rules targeted to migrants from Belize, Guatamala, Honduras, etc as they traverse Mexico.
This post is just a preliminary report on the aspects that affect expats, because even though the Ley de Migracion was published today, the associated regulations with specific requirements (El Reglamento) for the new Immigration law have not yet been published. This means that INM has no procedures in place yet for how to apply the new law, nor do they have instructions for issuing the new “Tarjeta de Residencia” cards.
The new law has bundles of changes affecting ex-pats that dwarf last May’s changes.
LEY DE MIGRACION PARA MEXICO
For starters, here’s a partial list of some of the new interesting twists:
No more FM2′s or FM3′s, no more stand-alone Non-Inmigrante & Inmigrante categories, and there’s a tweaked Inmigrado category. Tourists and other Visitors descriptions have not changed much. . . . .
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. . . .Read the full article of “New Immigration Law Published for Mexico – The Article” at: (or access under Living in Yucatan (see header) ): “New Immigration Law Published for Mexico – The Article”
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This post is meant as a public service announcement (not meant as legal advice), so, we here at Yucandia will keep the article updated with further understantdings and clarifications as they develop.
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