Consolidated TPP Text – Mexico’s Schedule of Commitments for Temporary Entry for Business Persons

The following sets out Mexico’s commitments in accordance with Article 12.4 (Grant of Temporary Entry) in respect of the temporary entry of business persons.

A. Business Visitors

Mexico extends its commitments under this category to all Parties that have made commitments under the heading “Business Visitors or Short Term Business Visitors”.

Description of Category

Definition:

Applicable to the foreign nationals seeking to enter into the country on a temporary basis, and intending to:

The source of income for the proposed business activity is outside Mexico and the business person’s principal place of business and the actual place of accrual of profits, at least predominantly, remain outside Mexico.

Conditions and Limitations(including length of stay)

For the purposes of temporary entry, Mexico shall grant a stay up to 180 days.

B. Intra-Corporate Transferees

Mexico extends its commitments under this category to all Parties that have made commitments under the heading “Intra-Company Transferees” or “Intra-Corporate Transferees”.  Mexico shall grant temporary entry and provide a work permit or work authorization to spouses of Intra-Company Transferees of another Party where that Party has also made a commitment in its Schedule for spouses, and will not:

Description of Category

Definition:

For purposes of this category:

Conditions and Limitations(including length of stay)

For the purposes of temporary entry, Mexico shall grant a stay of one year, which may be extended three times for each and equal period of time.

C. Investors

Mexico extends its commitments under this category to all Parties that have made commitments under the heading “Investors”, “Independent Executives” or “Persons Responsible for Setting up a Commercial Presence”.

Mexico shall grant temporary entry and provide a work permit or work authorisation to spouses of Investors of another Party where that Party has also made a commitment in its Schedule for spouses, and will not:

Description of Category

Definition:

For purposes of this category:

It is applicable to the foreign nationals seeking to enter into the country on a temporary basis or that are already in the country and intending to:

Conditions and Limitations(including length of stay)

For the purposes of temporary entry, Mexico shall grant a stay of one year, which may be extended three times for each and equal period of time.

D. Professionals and Technician-Professionals

Mexico extends its commitments under this category to all Parties that have made commitments under the heading “Professionals”, “Independent Professionals”, “Professionals and Technicians”, “Professionals and Technician-Professionals, “Technicians”, “Contractual Service Suppliers” or “Qualified Professionals”, limited to the same occupations, activities, professions or sectors committed by the other Party. Mexico shall grant temporary entry and provide a work permit or work authorisation to spouses of Professionals and Technician-Professionals of another Party where that Party has also made a commitment in its Schedule for spouses, and will not:

Description of Category

Definition:

1. For purposes of this category:

Conditions and Limitations(including length of stay)

1. For the purposes of the temporary entry, Mexico shall grant a stay of one year, which may be extended three times for each and equal period of time.

2. Mexico shall grant temporary entry and provide confirming documentation to a business person seeking to engage in a business activity at a professional level or technician-professional, based on a work contract and submission of the following:

3. For greater certainty, the temporary entry of a professional or technician-professional shall not imply the recognition of academic degrees or certificates, or the granting of licenses for professional practice.

4. This category is subject to a remunerated employment offer in Mexico

5. The following occupations or activities will be granted temporary entry for technician-professional:

E. Contractual Service Supplier

Mexico extends its commitments under this category to all Parties that have made commitments under the heading “Professionals”, “Independent Professionals”, “Professionals and Technicians”, “Professionals and Technician-Professionals, “Technicians”, “Contractual Service Suppliers” or “Qualified Professionals”, limited to the same occupations, activities, professions or sectors committed by the other Party.

Mexico shall grant temporary entry and provide a work permit or work authorisation to spouses of Professionals and Technician-Professionals of another Party where that Party has also made a commitment in its Schedule for spouses, and will not:

Description of Category

Definition:

1. For purposes of this category:

Conditions and Limitations(including length of stay)

1. For the purposes of temporary entry, Mexico shall grant a stay of one year, which may be extended three times for each and equal period of time.

2. Mexico shall grant temporary entry and provide confirming documentation to a business person seeking to engage in a business activity at a professional level or technician-professional, based on a work contract and submission of the following:

3. For greater certainty, the temporary entry of a professional or technician-professional shall not imply the recognition of academic degrees or certificates, or the granting of licenses for professional practice.

4. This category is subject to a remunerated employment offer in Mexico.

5. The following occupations or activities will be granted temporary entry for technician–professional:

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