INM Rule Changes for Working Residente Temporal Visa Holders

July 8, 2015:

Lic. Spencer McMullen, a well respected Mexican attorney who serves expat community needs (and regular Yucalandia contributor), has reported the following update on INM policies for foreigners residing in Mexico, with permission to work:

Last month, June 2015, immigration circulated an internal update to their offices with changes to how they would treat renewals for people who have work permits.  There was no change in the current immigration law or its regulations.  This change was made at the whim of higher-ups in immigration.

This change will apply to people who did not originally enter Mexico with an offer of employment work visa and will only apply to those who entered with a regular temporary visa and who later changed to a visa with permission to work.   People renewing work visas obtained which were changed from temporary visas will be required to submit bank statements to prove that they either have income from outside Mexico or savings that meet the published Residente Temporal guidelines (400 times minimum wage or 28.040 pesos for income or 20,000 minimum wage or 1,402,000 pesos in assets.

…   plan accordingly so you will not have problems when it is time to renew.

Additional important  details and the rest of Spencer’s good report are at:

Lic. Spencer Richard Mc Mullen is an attorney and official court translator who has offices in Chapala and Guadalajara and specializes in immigration and administrative law and has litigated in all courts and wins his cases.

Lic. Spencer may be reached at 376-765-7553 Chapala / Guadalajara (33)1592-3801

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For more details on INM policies on visiting and immigrating to Mexico, see our main immigration article at: ~ Current Rules and Procedures for Immigration, Visiting, and Staying in Mexico

The full text of Lic. Mc Mullen’s report is at the full article:

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5 Responses to INM Rule Changes for Working Residente Temporal Visa Holders

  1. Joe says:

    What’s your take on why they would do this, Steve? If the person has a legal status in the country, lawfully obtained under the law as it existed at the time, why go back and undo that status, based on changes in the law that have occurred subsequently? It is especially surprising in light of other developments, like the “amnesty” on those illegally in the country through regularization, which has been offered this year.

    • yucalandia says:

      Good question, Joe.

      I’ll defer to Spencer’s comment about the whims of top INM official(s) …

      The past 10 years of Aduana and INM policy changes have shown the clear push-me/pull-you … see-sawing … nature of changes in their policies at local, state, regional, and federal levels.

  2. Joe says:

    Any word, Steve, on why the domain name for Lic. McMullin was allowed to expire? There was a lot of useful info published by him on that site and I can’t find another where they may now appear.

    • yucalandia says:

      Hi Joe,
      Spencer posted somewhere that his site was hosted by a Canadian company that was having problems. I expect he’ll resolve the problems fairly soon.

  3. This was very informative. I read that once you have residente temporal lucrativa you may not have a TIP vehicle, is this correct?
    I also understand it may be easier for our daughter to qualify for a RT under the familial guidelines as my husband & I are both RP?
    As it stands, our daughter is here on a tourist visa with a TIP. She has been offered a job. She also flew out & back last week due to a family situation leaving her car here creating new complications. Her tourist visa expires mid April. What would you recommend?
    Thanks as always.

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