General Information

  • All foreigners, regardless their nationality, are required to present a valid and not expired passport or travel document when entering Mexico (traveling by air, land or sea).
  • The Mexican government only requires that your passport must be valid during the entirety of your trip. Please contact the airline(s) you will be flying on to ensure that they let you board the plane as the United States does have a six months validity rule for passports that may apply.
  • If you are a Permanent Resident of the following countries: Canada, the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, any of the countries of the Schengen Area, and any of the countries members of the “Pacific Alliance”, you do not need a visa to enter Mexico for tourism, business or transit purposes. All individuals in this category are required to present their valid and unexpired Resident Card along with their passports. Both documents must be valid during your entire stay in Mexico. US travel document holders must present a US valid Permanent Resident when entering Mexico if they are nationals of the countries listed in the following link: http://www.inm.gob.mx/gobmx/word/index.php/paises-requieren-visa-para-mexico/
  • If you have a valid and unexpired visa of the following countries: Canada, the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and any of the countries of the Schengen Area, you do not need a visa to enter Mexico for tourism, business or transit purposes. All individuals in this category are required to present their valid and unexpired visa along with their passports. Both documents must be valid during your entire stay in Mexico.  
  • If the US visa stamped in your passport is expired but you have an official document or form proving your legal status in USA, you must apply for a Mexican visa at this Consulate (please visit: https://seccionconsularwashington.youcanbook.me/). All EAD cards, I-797 A Forms, Advance Parole Forms, I-20 OR DS-2019 are not accepted to enter Mexico.
  • A foreigner of any country traveling to Mexico on leisure trips visiting Mexican maritime ports by cruise, are not required to obtain a visa or consular stamp. The passenger must carry a valid and not expired passport or travel document.

If you are granted a Mexican visa you will be able to travel to Mexico but it does not guarantee entry into the country. Click here for more information.

Push the button related to your activity in Mexico to view your visa requirements. 

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Diplomatic official service visa
  • Equipment List
  • Non paid activities - Turism business transit
  • Permanent resident visa retiree
  • Permanent Resident Visa parent or child of a Mexican Citizen
  • Replacement of the Resident Card of Mexico
  • Student
  • Student less than 180 days
  • Temporary resident
  • Temporary resident by invitation letter
  • Temporary resident spouse of a mexican citizen
  • Temporary Resident Dependant of a Temporary or Permanent Resident of Mexico 
  •  Visa with the approval of the "Instituto Nacional de Migración" (INM)
  •  Temporary Resident Religious Activities

 
 
 

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