• Individuals can register for RFCs (tax ID numbers) online from anywhere in the world.

Today, the Foreign Ministry and the Tax Administration Service (SAT) signed a collaboration agreement at the Foreign Ministry to enable Mexicans living abroad, who have no tax obligations in Mexico, to register in the Federal Taxpayer Registry (RFC). The ceremony was headed by Foreign Secretary Alicia Bárcena and SAT head Antonio Martínez Dagnino.

The agreement states that RFC registration can be applied for online at the SAT virtual office site from anywhere in the world. Mexicans may request information and assistance at the Financial Advice Windows (VAF) in Mexico's consulates.

By registering for an RFC from abroad, Mexicans can fulfill one of the requirements for enrolling in the programs offered by the National Workers' Housing Fund Institute (Infonavit), which enables them to acquire a property in Mexico.

In her remarks, Secretary Bárcena said that the RFC "gives Mexicans abroad an identity, an ability to act [...] so that they feel included and part of Mexico."

"This is a dream told to me by many migrants when I have traveled [...] for them, this is a type of regularization, of empowerment and, above all, it takes a gender perspective," she said.

The secretary said that Mexico’s consulates abroad would publicize the news and provide advice to the Mexican community. "It is up to us to publicize this at all of our consulates: 53 in the United States, five in Canada and, really, in the 80 embassies we have around the world, to publicize this great achievement that you have made available to us," she said.

SAT head Antonio Martínez Dagnino emphasized that the RFC would help our fellow countrymen identify themselves to access a series of benefits such as opening bank accounts, and obtaining loans and social programs, among others.

He invited Mexicans to register at the SAT virtual office or to go to the nearest consulate, where they will receive quality and timely attention, in accordance with the SAT guidelines to simplify procedures and assist taxpayers.

He said that, for the SAT, it is important to be part of the effort undertaken in this administration on migration, and to promote a new relationship of inclusion and recognition against the backdrop of social mobility.

"As an institution that is part of Mexico’s transformation, at SAT we share the vision of a humanist, inclusive and co-responsible immigration policy, with a gender perspective and with full respect for human rights," said Martinez Dagnino.

The collaboration agreement comes in response to the continued demand of the Mexican community abroad for access to Mexican government services. It promotes tax equality, compliance with tax obligations and the full exercise of their rights as taxpayers.

Also participating in the ceremony on behalf of the Foreign Ministry were Director General of Consular Services Jaime Vázquez Bracho and the Director of the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME), Luis Gutiérrez Reyes. The SAT was represented by Taxpayer Services Administrator Andrea Yoalli Hernández Xoxotla and Legal Administrator Ricardo Carrasco Varona.