• Cancellation Notices No Longer Accepted
  • October 25, 2013
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • Effective immediately, the National Immigration Institute (INM) in Mexico will no longer accept formal notification of a foreign national’s end of employment.

    Previously, Mexican companies were required to send a formal notification to the INM whenever a foreign worker ceased working for the company.

    In November 2012, the INM ceased requiring cancellation notices, following the implementation of new immigration regulations. Despite the change, many companies followed the optional process and continued to file formal notification with the INM. The notification served as proof that the labor relationship with the foreign national had ended, for labor law purposes and the employer’s own records, as well as to update to the employer’s INM corporate registration file (Constancia de Empleador).

    Although the INM will no longer accept cancellation notices, Fragomen recommends that employers continue to keep accurate records of each foreign national whose employment ends. This will allow the company to update its INM corporate registration file in 2014 or as soon as the INM reestablishes this procedure.

    A new legal decree that regulates the cancellation process may be introduced soon.