WHAT IS A MEXICAN VISA?

It’s the document issued by a Mexican Embassy or a Mexican Consulate that deems its holder eligible to request permission to enter Mexico for a set period of time and to perform an specific activity. Hence, the possession of a Mexican visa does not guarantee admission into the country. Granting entrance is an exclusive faculty of the National immigration Institute of Mexico.

WHAT TYPES OF VISA CAN I GET AT THE CONSULATE?

Depending on the applicant’s intent in national territory, a visa under any of the following categories might be issued:

  1. Visitor for up to 180 days.
  2. Temporary Resident Visa for stays exceeding 180 days and up to 4 years.
  3. Permanent Resident Visa for the purpose of permanent residence.
  4. Student Temporary Resident Visa for stay according to the program or course

APPLICANTS MUST APPLY IN PERSON.

PLEASE SET AN APPOINTMENT BY PHONE, E-MAIL OR IN PERSON.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR AMERICAN AND CANADIAN CITIZENS

Citizens of the United States of America. Effective March 1, 2010, must present a valid passport or U.S. Passport Card to enter Mexico (by land, air or sea).

U.S. and Canadian Citizens with at least 6 months, valid passports do not require a Mexican visa for leisure, tourism, transit or business stays up to 180 days.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO FOREIGNERS IN THE UNITED STATES.

Non-US Permanent Residents with valid US visa stamped. Effective May 1, 2010. All foreigners who hold their valid passport along with a valid Multiple Entry U.S. Visa and wish to travel to Mexico on transit or for tourism or business, for a stay of up to 180 day, do not require a Mexican Visa if they arrive from a United States inbound flight.

If the US visa stamped on your passport is expired but you have a document proving your legal status in this country, you must apply for a visa at the Mexican Consulate if your nationality is mentioned in the following link..

http://www.inm.gob.mx/gobmx/word/index.php/paises-requieren-visa-para-mexico/

Advance Parole, Forms I-20, J-1, I-797 or DS-2019 documents are not accepted for entry into Mexico.

Permanent Residents of the US, Canada, Japan, Great Britain the Schengen Space and/or holder of ABTC cards issued by APEC, are neither required to have Mexican Visas for the purposes listed above. Valid passport and proof of residency in such countries must be shown at the port of entry.

1. APPLICATION FORM.

Get it at the Consulate.

2. VALID PASSPORT.

Original and photocopy from the page that has your personal data, picture and signature and the last page.

  • Original and a photocopy of the migratory document that shows your legal status in the US (only for applicants who are not US citizens).

3. PHOTO.

One recent passport photo (2” x 2”) straightforward looking, color with white background. (Instant photo-machine photographs are not accepted). Please make sure the face is not more than 50% of the photo.

4. LETTER OF INTENT.

Addressed to the Consulate of Mexico, explaining the exact purpose of the trip to Mexico. Please specify the city(ies) you will stay or visit and declare the origin of your earnings (savings, salary or your pension).

5. PROOF OF ECONOMIC SOLVENCY.

Statements of bank accounts or pension receipts. Minimum balance of $1,200 USD monthly for the last six months.

6. FEES.

Visa $36.00 USD (paid in cash)

ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE ORIGINALS, WITH AN ISSUANCE DATE OF LESS THAN 60 DAYS.

1. APPLICATION FORM.

Get it at the Consulate.

2. VALID PASSPORT.

Original and photocopy from the page that has your personal data, picture and signature and the last page.

  • Original and a photocopy of the migratory document accrediting your legal statua in the US (only for applicants who are not US citizens).

3. PHOTO.

One recent passport photo (2” x 2”) straightforward looking, color with white background. (Instant photo-machine photographs are not accepted). Please make sure the face is not more than 50% of the photo.

4. LETTER OF INTENT.

Addressed to the Consulate of Mexico, explaining the exact purpose of the trip to Mexico. Please specify the city(ies) you will stay or visit and declare the origin of your earnings (savings, salary or your pension).

5. PROOF OF ECONOMIC SOLVENCY.

Statements of bank accounts or pension receipts. Minimum balance of $2,200 USD monthly for the last six months.

6. FEES.

Visa $36.00 USD (paid in cash)

ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE ORIGINALS, WITH AN ISSUANCE DATE OF LESS THAN 60 DAYS.

1. APPLICATION FORM.

Get it at the Consulate.

2. VALID PASSPORT.

Original and photocopy from the page that has your personal data, picture and signature and the last page.

  • Original and a photocopy of the migratory document accrediting your legal status in the US (only for applicants who are not US citizens).

3. PHOTO.

One recent passport photo (2” x 2”) straightforward looking, color with white background. (Instant photo-machine photographs are not accepted). Please make sure the face is not more than 50% of the photo.

4. LETTER OF ACEPTANCE.

The original letter from the school, institute or university where the applicant intents to study in Mexico. This letter must include:

  • Full name of the interested.
  • Level, degree and area of study that will be pursued.
  • Name of the course to which the applicant has been accepted.
  • Start and end dates of the course.
  • Cost of school fees.
  • Contact data for the educational institution

5. PROOF OF ECONOMIC SOLVENCY.

Original and a photocopy of the bank account statement showing sufficient resources to support the applicant in Mexico, from the interested party or his/her parents in the case of applicants under the age of 25. Or documents showing that the applicant has a job, pension or scholarship (original letter from the educational institution proving the awarding of the scholarship).

6. FEES.

Visa $36.00 USD (paid in cash)

ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE ORIGINALS, WITH AN ISSUANCE DATE OF LESS THAN 60 DAYS.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO FOREIGN PASSENGERS IN TOURISM CRUISES

All foreigners, regardless of their nationality, who intend to visit Mexico through maritime ports as passengers or crew in tourism cruises, do not require a Mexican Visa.

There is a new immigration law being implemented by Mexico’s National Migration Institute. For updated information, please contact our Visa section at Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.