Meltzer Hellrung has global connections and expertise that enables us to help businesses arrange for visas and work permits for their employees to legally work in Mexico. In addition, our detailed understanding of Mexican requirements, combined with a strategic, service-oriented approach to client needs, ensures that the chosen solutions are both appropriate to the nature of the relevant business activities as well as legally compliant.

A valid visa is required for any non-resident to live, work, or do business in Mexico and must be arranged before arrival. Individuals working for a foreign company in Mexico for less than six months can get a visitor’s visa with permission to work.

The Mexican immigration services defines three categories of foreign nationals: unrestricted, regulated, and restricted, each governed by different rules. These categories may affect the type of visa employers and employees decide to pursue.

Temporary Resident visa: These are granted to foreign nationals who have made investments in Mexico and have been invited by a Mexican company to participate in work-related activities, have family in Mexico, or have real estate in Mexico. There is a maximum stay and/or extension of four years.

Working Visitor visa: Under this category foreign nationals can stay and work in Mexico for up 180 days. It cannot be extended or converted to a regular work permit.

Non-Working Tourist visa: This option is applicable for short stays up to 180 days and only permits non-remunerative activities such as business meetings, conferences, negotiations, etc.

Permanent Residency visa: This visa allows foreigners meeting certain criteria, including the existence of family connections in Mexico, to stay indefinitely.

Meltzer Hellrung’s services include:

  • Full assessment of the applicant under existing visa laws and regulations

  • Assistance at each step of the process: visa application, work authorization, residence permit, extensions, renewals, etc.

  • 24/7 access to our case management system to track real-time status of applications and monitor upcoming expiration dates or other requirements

  • Document procurement for legalization, attestation, police clearance certification, proof of birth/marriage/citizenship, etc.

  • Accompaniment and assistance upon arrival in Mexico

Contact is to learn more about how we can help streamline the visa and immigration process.