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Facts & Stats

To hire a foreign national in Mexico, you need to ensure that they obtain a work permit. This means they must be employed by a Mexican entity and go through the lengthy immigration process. Our Employer of Record (EOR) model can simplify this process. We take on all liabilities associated with hiring the employee, sponsor their visa, and handle the paperwork for their work permit application.


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Supported visa types Work Permit & Resident Permit
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Processing time 2-3 mo.
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Currency Mexican Peso ($)
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Capital Mexico city
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Languages Spanish

Frequently asked questions

Requirements vary between visa types, refer to our Immigration guide to find more information. 
The estimated timeline to get a work permit in Mexico is 2-3 months.
With the EOR model, Deel, as the employer, can sponsor and handle the visa application.

For temporary and permanent visa holders, employment can only start once the authorities have issued the residency card. 

Applicants in need of a change of circumstances notification can start working before the process is finalized, provided it is completed within 90 days after onboarding.