El Salvador Opens New Consulate in Mexico

With the inauguration of a new consulate in Arrigas, Chiapas, El Salvador now has 5 in Mexico.

Friday, January 29, 2010

This consulate will also serve Guatemalan citizens, through a reciprocal agreement between Guatemala and El Salvador.

“It will be the first to feature a Guatemalan migration officer. Such collaboration was arranged in an agreement signed by both countries providing reciprocal assistance for Salvadoran and Guatemalan immigrants”.



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NAFTA Review and Immigration Crisis

July 2019

In the NAFTA review carried out by the Central American and U.S. authorities, it is ruled out that the U.S. government will apply trade sanctions in retaliation for the deepening of the migration problem.

After the Trump administration pressured Mexico with the threat of increased tariffs on Mexican imports, the region has generated expectations for the planned review of the NAFTA with Central America.

Tightening of Immigration Rules in Panama

January 2017

The timeframe for tourist visas has been reduced to 90 days and the period of validity for temporary cards for those seeking temporary or permanent residence reduced from 12 to 6 months.

From Decree 590 of the Executive Branch, published in La Gaceta:

Increase in Spanish Migration to Panama

July 2013

In 2012, 648 new residency permits were granted to Spanish citizens, approximately double that of 2007, when the number was 350.

Driven by the growing economic crisis in the Iberian Peninsula, more and more Spanish people are coming to try their luck in Panama, attracted by the opportunities offered by the economic growth the country is experiencing.

Panama Concedes Immigration Amnesty

July 2010

Foreigners who have been in the country for more than two years will be able to legalise their status, subject to paying relevant fees.

The process, called “Panama, Crisol de Razas" (Melting Pot) will begin on 16 July in Atlapa and continue for four months, indicated the director of the country’s Immigration Service (SNM), María Cristina González.

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