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THE GENERAL IMMIGRATION LAW

(GENERAL LAW OF POPULATION)

(Published in the DOF on July 21, 2008 - all prison penalties for violations eliminated, reforms published April 17, 2009)

 

This law regulates immigration to Mexico. It details the 3 types of immigration status, "Non immigrant", Immigrant", and "Immigrated Person" and the requirements for the different immigration status

Immigration is under the oversight of the (National Institute of Immigration - Instituto Nacional de Migración - INM) which is a department of the Secretary of Government (Secretaría de Gobernación – SG) and is regulated by the Law of Population (Ley de Población).  

In Mexico, there are 3 distinct immigration statuses. They are:

·        No Inmigrante – Non immigrant – FM3 VISA – some short term visits of a non immigrant nature are not issued an FM3, these conditions are stipulated in the Law of Population.

·        Inmigrante – Immigrant – FM2

·        Inmigrado  - Immigrated person – INMIGRADO – Permanent resident

 In Mexico, the declared objective of immigration law (the Law of Population) is to regulate immigration as to volume, structure, and distribution. One of the goals of immigration law is to distribute within Mexico, immigrants with the skills and abilities needed in different areas. Mexican immigration policy is designed to maintain the integration within the fabric of Mexican society of those persons who have left Mexico and assumed other nationalities, and to facilitate their participation in the political and social life of the country. It is all about eliminating those obstacles and barriers to remaining part of the Mexican extended community.

 LAW, REGULATION, OR NOM - what is the difference?  

 

LEY GENERAL DE POBLACIÓN

GENERAL IMMIGRATION LAW

(GENERAL LAW OF POPULATION)

 

 

ÍNDICE

INDEX

CAPITULO I

CHAPTER I

OBJETO Y ATRIBUCIONES

OBJECTIVE AND AUTHORITY

 

CAPITULO II

CHAPTER II

MIGRACIÓN

IMMIGRATION

 

CAPITULO III

CHAPTER III

INMIGRACIÓN

IMMIGRATION

 

NO INMIGRANTE

NON IMMIGRANT

I.-TURISTA.

I. TOURIST.

II.-TRANSMIGRANTE

II. TRANS-MIGRANT.

III.- VISITANTE.-

III. VISITOR.

IV.- MINISTRO DE CULTO O ASOCIADO RELIGIOSO.-

IV. MINISTER OF A RELIGIOUS GROUP OR ASSOCIATION.

V.-ASILADO POLITICO.

V. POLITICAL ASYLUM.

VI.- REFUGIADO.

VI. REFUGEE.

VII.- ESTUDIANTE.

VII. STUDENT.

VIII.-VISITANTE DISTINGUIDO.

VIII. DISTINGUISHED VISITOR.

IX.-VISITANTES LOCALES.

IX. LOCAL VISITORS.

X.-VISITANTE PROVISIONAL.

X. PROVISIONAL VISITOR.

XI.- CORRESPONSAL.

XI. JOURNALIST.

INMIGRANTE

IMMIGRANT

I.-RENTISTA.

I. INDEPENDENT INCOME.

II.-INVERSIONISTAS.

II. INVESTORS.

III.-PROFESIONAL.

III. PROFESSIONAL.

IV.-CARGOS DE CONFIANZA.

IV. POSITIONS OF CONFIDENCE.

V.-CIENTIFICO.

V. SCIENTIST.

VI.-TECNICO.

VI. TECHNICIAN.

VII.-FAMILIARES.

VII. FAMILY MEMBERS.

VIII.-ARTISTAS Y DEPORTISTAS.

VIII. ARTISTS AND ATHLETES.

IX.- ASIMILADOS.

IX. ASSIMILATED PERSONS.

INMIGRADO

IMMIGRATED PERSON

 

CAPITULO IV

CHAPTER IV

EMIGRACIÓN

EMIGRATION

 

CAPITULO IV

CHAPTER IV

EMIGRACIÓN

EMIGRATION

 

CAPITULO V

CHAPTER V

REPATRIACIÓN

REPATRIATION

 

CAPITULO VI

CHAPTER VI

REGISTRO NACIONAL DE POBLACIÓN

NATIONAL REGISTRY OF POPULATION (CURP)

 

CAPITULO VII

CHAPTER VII

REGISTRO NACIONAL DE CIUDADANOS Y CÉDULA DE IDENTIDAD CIUDADANA

NATIONAL REGISTRATION OF CITIZENS AND CERTIFICATE OF CITIZEN IDENTITY

 

CAPITULO VIII

CHAPTER VIII

SANCIONES

SANCTIONS

 

CAPITULO IX

CHAPTER IX

DEL PROCEDIMIENTO MIGRATORIO

IMMIGRATION PROCEDURE

 

CAPÍTULO X

CHAPTER X

DEL PROCEDIMIENTO DE VERIFICACIÓN Y VIGILANCIA

PROCEDURE OF VERIFICATION AND OVERSIGHT

TRANSITORIOS

TRANSITIONAL ARTICLES

 

 

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