The Nacional Institute of Migration and the “Paisano” program

By INM staff

The “Paisano” program is a permanent federal platform that continuously provides help to Mexican expats (mainly in the US and Canada) through policies, strategies and preventing actions.

The National Institute of Migration administrates the program at a federal level, working as a secretariat commission. It has a technical bureau, a national coordination, three representative agencies in the US and 31 national state offices.

In the state of Guanajuato, the Federal Delegation for the National institute of Migration runs the “Paisano” program, permanently coordinated by a chief office.

During the months that the number of Mexican expats returning home increases¾Holy Week, summer and winter¾the program intensifies its actions and increases operation providing more special information stands located in the several bus stations and, of course, the International Airport of Guanajuato.

With the program, the Mexicans in return receive information about their rights and duties, assistance for the several migration procedures they might have to do (merchandising trade, car imports,) etc.

Cooperation of the federal, state and local forces are present during these seasonal “operativos.”

The “Paisano” program also receives complaints and suggestions that are sent to the Secretariat for the Public Management and related authorities. To contact the “Paisano” program from the US: 01-877-210-9469, from México: 01-800-201-8542, and


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