How to obtain mexican nationality?

20 August, 2019

Foreigners who wish to obtain Mexican nationality could do it through the  naturalization process. The interested must request it from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), accomplish with the requirements referred to the Nationality Law and its Regulations.

There are several modalities Mexican nationality can be obtained:

  1. Naturalization by residence.
  2. Naturalization for being descendant of a Mexican.
  3. Naturalization for having Mexican children by birth.
  4. Naturalization letter for being married to a Mexican.
  5. Naturalization for being originally from a Latin American country or the Iberian Peninsula.
  6. Naturalization  for having rendered services or carried out outstanding works in cultural, social, scientific, technical, artistic, sports or business matters.

In most cases, it will require:

  • Current immigration document issued by INM.
  • Valid passport issued by your country.
  • Original birth or marriage certificate, Apostilled or legalized.
  • Proof of no criminal record at federal level in Mexico.
  • Proof of no criminal record at local level of the Mexican state of residence.
  • Approve an exam of basic knowledge of history , culture, customs and geography of Mexico.
  • Payment of Government fee.

When the foreigner has accredited the necessary requirements, the S.R.E. will issue a naturalization letter, which accredits Mexican nationality.

If you need to know if you are a candidate or what is the ideal way to acquire Mexican nationality, contact us!

What is Immigration Law?

19 July, 2019

The Immigration Law, is the set of rules of Public Law that regulates the International transit of people, national and foreigners to the country.

Immigration Law in Mexico, establishes three main migratory categories, denominated “Stay Condition”, they are:

  1. Visitor
  2. Temporal Resident
  3. Permanent Resident

The migratory status assigned by migratory authorities to foreigners depends on their “stay temporality” in Mexico.

Lugo Abogados, has extensive experience on Immigration Law and offer integral solutions to your needs, we provide advisory to support foreigners and their families to obtain legal residence in Mexico. Contact us.