Dec. 19 Merida-INM’s Last Open Day for 2017 … Plan Ahead

December 5, 2017

It’s that time of year again !
Our INM visa-issuing offices close every year for the weeks spanning Christmas & New Years:
A supervisor at our Merida INM office confirmed that December 19, 2017 is INM’s last day in 2017 for accepting visa applications, processing applications, or even issuing letters allowing one to leave Mexico while your visa application is pending.

Be sure to complete everything you need by the morning of Dec. 19 – especially if you have a visa in the approval process.  Note that INM often requests at least 3 business days to prepare the document needed for people who are waiting for their visas, but need the INM document giving permission to exit Mexico, and return, while your visa application is being processed.

The supervisor continued to say the Merida INM office re-opens to the public on Jan 8, 2018.

As in the past: The annual INM office closing is just for their regional & local INM offices who process visa applications etc.   Border crossings, ports of entry (seaports & airports) continue to work normally throughout the holiday seasons.

Full details on Immigration issues at our main article:
~ Current Rules and Procedures for Immigration, Visiting, and Staying in Mexico

Happy Holidays,
steve

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2 Responses to Dec. 19 Merida-INM’s Last Open Day for 2017 … Plan Ahead

  1. Dave Bloch says:

    Hi Steve; maybe you can answer a question around this issue. We have an appt at Cancun Airport on 12/19 for our interviews for the Viajero Confiable (trusted traveler) program. Any idea if the INM Xmas closures extend to their airport offices? (The online application section of the INM Website seems to have disappeared; does not bode well.) Thanks!

    • yucalandia says:

      Not at all…

      My bad for making a too general announcement. The annual INM office closing is just for their regional & local INM offices who process visa applications etc.

      Border crossings, ports of entry (seaports & airports) continue to work normally throughout the holiday seasons.

      I’m updating the post now, THANKS!
      steve

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