MEXICO: Expedited Admission for Foreigners

September 21, 2022

The National Immigration Institute has definitively implemented a program in all of Mexico’s airports to expedite foreigners’ admission to the country.

Currently, the authorities are issuing physical Multiple Immigration Forms (FMM). Instead, passports are being stamped with an annotation indicating the permitted legal stay.

This new process is being applied to Visitors (tourism/business) and foreigners who enter Mexico to finish their local registry (“canje”) processes.

For foreigners carrying out the local registry process, the authorities request that once in Mexico, and in addition to the passport being stamped, the foreigner completes a digital record and prints the final document sent via e-mail.

The registry must be carried out directly by the applicant at the following link: ttps://

Once all the required information has been completed, the applicant will receive a document (example below) which must be used for the local registry process.



It is important to note that the registry must also be undertaken in the event that the applicant enters with an electronic FMM.

Readers are encouraged reach out to their Newland Chase dedicated contact or submit an inquiry here should you have any specific questions regarding these announcements.

This immigration update is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal or scenario-specific advice. Furthermore, it is important to note that immigration announcements are subject to sudden and unexpected changes. Readers are encouraged to reach out to Newland Chase for any case- or company-specific assessments.