The immigration agency said Tuesday that it would close its services for foreigners Friday. Most of the government agencies are closing their offices Dec. 21.
The Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería said that this was being done because so many persons have made applications under the limited amnesty that the agency concluded last month. it said that 70,000 persons made filings.
Even though the section called the Plataforma de Servicios is closed to the public, employees still will be working to make some order out of the pending files, the agency said.