For applicants wishing to work in Mexico, the employment petition must be filed by a Mexican corporation or independent (personal) business before arriving in Mexico. If the applicant already has a Temporary Mexico Resident Card obtained through personal income or marriage, they can apply for a change of status to work.
Temporary Mexico Resident Card Holders who obtained their resident status through income or marriage can open their own businesses in Mexico if they want to be self-employed. Temporary Mexico Residency Status allows applicants to register a business at SAT, then apply for a work permit. The temporary resident card will be the same except for an indication stating PERMISO PARA TRABAJAR, which translates (permit to work). The working permit fees are about $235.00, U.S.