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Humanitarian reasons for visitor (Article 52)

This condition shall be allowed to foreigners who are in any of the following cases:

a) Being offended, victim or witness of a crime committed in national territory.

For purposes of this Act, without prejudice to other legal provisions, shall be deemed as the offended or victim to the person who is the passive subject of the criminal conduct, regardless if it is identified, apprehended, prosecuted or convicted perpetrator and regardless of the familial relationship between the perpetrator and the victim.

To the offended, the victim or witness to a crime who is provided the condition of stay of Visitor by Humanitarian Reasons, will be authorized to stay in the country until the process has been concluded, at the end of it the foreigner must go out of the country or apply for a new condition of stay, with the right to enter and exit the country as many times as he or she wishes and with a work permit able to receive remunerated activities in the country.

b) Being a child or teenager unaccompanied, in terms of Article 74 of this Law.

c) Be applicant for political asylum, recognition of refugee status or supplementary protection of the Mexican State, as to their immigration status is resolved.

If the request is positive they will be granted the status of permanent resident stay in terms of Article 54 of this Law.

The Secretariat may also grant the condition of stay of humanitarian visitor to foreigners not located in the above cases, when there is a humanitarian or public interest that requests the foreigner presence in the country, in which case they will have a work permit in exchange for remuneration.