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Increase to the UMA Value Announced for 2022
New Order or Decree
Authors: David E. Leal González, Shareholder, and Alondra Valdez Padilla, Associate – Littler
On January 7, 2022, Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI by its acronym in Spanish) published the new values for the Updated Metric Unit (Unidad de Medida y Actualización or UMA) that took effect on February 1, 2022, as provided by Article 5 of the Law to determine the value of the UMA. The UMA serves as the basis for calculating the payments, obligations, or penalties that are owed to the government, whether under federal or state law. Its updated value is published on an annual basis. The values of the UMA for 2022 will be as follows: Daily, MXN 96.22; monthly, MXN 2,925.09; and annual, MXN 35,101.08.
Venezuelans Will Need Visa to Enter Mexico as of January 21, 2022
New Order or Decree
Authors: Rogelio Alanis Robles, Associate, and Alondra Valdez Padilla, Associate – Littler
On January 6, 2022, the Mexican Ministry of the Interior published in the Official Gazette of the Federation an agreement announcing a change in Mexican migration policy, requiring Venezuelan citizens to obtain a visa to enter national territory. This change took effect on January 21, 2022, and requires all Venezuelan citizens wanting to enter Mexico to first obtain an ordinary visa from a Mexican consular representation abroad.
Importantly, as with other nationalities that require a visa, Venezuelan citizens may be exempted from applying for a Mexican visa if they prove any of the following conditions: (1) the individual is a permanent resident of Canada, the United States of America, Japan, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, any of the countries that make up the Schengen Area of Europe, or of a member country of the Pacific Alliance (Chile, Colombia, and Peru); or (2) the individual holds a valid visa from Canada, the U.S., Japan, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or any of the countries that make up the Schengen Area.