Mexico Work Permit Guide - Steps, Documentation, and Services

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What is it?

A Mexico work permit is an official document that allows foreign nationals to legally work in Mexico. The process involves several steps including application submission, providing necessary documents, and obtaining verification. Our service offers guidance through each stage, ensuring you meet all requirements promptly and correctly.

Who needs it?

This service is ideal for foreign nationals who have secured employment in Mexico and need to legally work in the country. It is also beneficial for employers looking to hire international talent, as well as individuals who wish to navigate the complexities of Mexican immigration laws effortlessly.


  1. Secure a job offer from a Mexican employer.
  2. Employer submits a request to the Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM).
  3. Await approval from INM and receive a NUT (Número Único de Trámite).
  4. Submit a visa application at a Mexican consulate in your home country with the NUT.
  5. Attend an interview at the consulate.
  6. Receive approval and get stamped with a temporary resident visa in your passport.
  7. Enter Mexico and submit your documents to INM to finalize your work permit.
  8. Collect your Resident Card after approval.

Required documents

  • Valid passport – Obtain from your country’s passport office.
  • Job offer letter – Provided by the Mexican employer.
  • Completed visa application form – Available at the consulate.
  • Passport-sized photos – Photos adhering to consulate specifications.
  • Proof of qualifications – Diplomas, certificates, or professional licenses.
  • Proof of financial stability – Bank statements or pay stubs.
  • Police clearance certificate – Obtainable from local police authorities.

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

  • Processing times can vary, so it’s important to plan ahead.
  • You may need translations of your documents to Spanish.
  • Fees for the visa application and work permit process may apply.
  • Check specific consulate requirements as they may have variations.


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