The Ministry of Public Security through Resolution No. 1744 of January 26, 2022 (hereinafter the “Decree”) establishes the new changes for the Provisional Residence Renewal and the Permanent Residence applicable to foreigners who have obtained their provisional permits under the Extraordinary or General Migratory Regularization Processes, as follow:
- The reception of all Provisional Permit Renewal and Permanent Residence applications, under the Executive Decree No. 235 of September 15, 2021, is suspended until April 30, 2022.
- The validity of all Extraordinary and General Migratory Regularization Process is extended from July 1, 2021 until April 30, 2022, which include also the extension of the residence permit card granted under this Immigration category.
- As of May 1, 2022, all reception processes of Provisional Permit Renewal and Permanent Residence applications under Executive Decree No. 235 of September 15, 2021, will be channeled through of the regular process, for which these applications will be submitted at the Department of Document Reception of the National Immigration Authority.
- The Executive Decree No. 235 of September 15, 2021, establishes the new requirements to apply for the Provisional Residence Renewal and Permanent Residence under the Migratory Regularization Processes, however, with this Decree it is provisionally suspended the receptions of the aforementioned applications.
- Previously, the National Immigration Authority had granted a general extension to the validity all residence permit cards from March 13, 2020 to June 30, 2021, however, with this Decree, an additional extension is granted from July 1, 2021 to April 20, 2022 only for residence permit cards of Extraordinary and General Migratory Regularization Processes.
- With this Decree, as of May 1, 2022 it is established that all Provisional Residence Renewal and Permanent Residence applications must be submitted in the Document Reception Department of National Immigration Authority. Previously these applications were submitted in the Migratory Regularization Department that was located on the second floor of the National Immigration Authority.