Indian immigration to Mexico

Indian immigration to Mexico

Indians in Mexico
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Total population
Regions with significant populations
Mexico City · Mexicali · Tijuana · Guadalajara

Mexican Spanish · English · Various Indian languages


Hinduism · Islam · Sikhism

Related ethnic groups

Punjabi Mexican American

Indians in Mexico form one of the smaller populations of the Indian diaspora. According to the 2000 Mexican census, 1,478 people of Indian origin were resident in Mexico.


Most of the Indians in Mexico are recent arrivals in the country and almost all of them have settled down in Mexico City. Mexico has a non-discriminatory policy with regard to the grant of its citizenship. The spouse of a Mexican national would generally not face any problem in acquiring local citizenship. Although a few of the NRIs have married Mexican women, they have retained their Indian citizenship.

The Indians in this country are mainly businessmen or professionals. Many of them work with one or other international organization or a multinational corporation. There are also some academicians and scientists among them. They have helped to bring about greater mutual understanding between India and their host country. Some of the Indians work for "ISPAT Mexicana" which is part of the Laxmi Mittal group, well known in this region for having turned around a sinking steel company in Trinidad. The Indian presence in Mexico has been greatly appreciated as fifty other business ventures have invested around US$1.58 billion in the country around 1994 to 2000.

Most members of the diaspora speak Spanish and have adapted themselves admirably to their foreign environment.

Indian Culture in Mexico

The Indian community in Mexico has no divisive factions in it, although its constituents come from different parts of India. It has jointly established an organisation called "Sangam", under whose auspices it celebrates important festivals and cultural programmes. A Sai Baba temple, a Vaishnav temple, and a Gurudwara have also been constructed by Sangam Organisation in Mexico City.

Notable Individuals

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