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Mexican Passport

Requirements for the issuance of a Mexican passport

Previous appointment is required (04-418 870 ext 112 & 103 )

 

 

  1. Personal Attendance at the Consular Section of the Embassy

  1. Proof of Mexican Citizenship through any of the following documents:

a) A certified copy of the Mexican Birth Certificate

b) Certificate of Mexican Nationality

c) Naturalization Card

d) Declaración de Nacionalidad Mexicana por Nacimiento

e) Certificado de Matricula Consular de Alta Seguridad

  1. Valid Official Identification showing the applicant’s photo and signature:

i.e. Previous Mexican Passport (with a photocopy of the first three pages and of the last page), Mexican voting card.

  1. Three (3) identical recent color photographs: full face, measuring (4.5 x 3.5 cm), taken against a white background with unobstructed forehead and ears and without eyeglasses. These photos must be taken with a maximum of thirty days prior to submitting the application.

THESE DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED ALONG WITH THEIR CORRESPONDING PHOTOCOPIES (A-4 SIZE)

  1. For the issuance of a passport to a Mexican national below the age of 18, an OP-7 form (the official parental document of consent) should be also filled. Both parents must accompany the minor to submit the passport application and sign the OP-7 form; each parent must submit an official identification showing signature and photograph (i.e. valid passport), along with its corresponding photocopy.

In case one of the child’s parents is outside of Lebanon, the father/mother should go to the closest delegation of the Ministry of Foreign affairs in Mexico or the closest Consular office in order to fill out and sign the OP-7 Format that the office would send by e-mail to the Embassy in Lebanon.

In case one of the parents has the child’s custody, he/she is required to prove it through the corresponding legal document.

  1. Consular fees:

    • Mexican 1-year expiration passport: USD$32.00

    • Mexican 3-year expiration passport: USD$74.00

    • Mexican 6-year expiration passport: USD$101.00

    • Mexican 10-year expiration passport: USD$136.00

Only the exact amount of fees, in US dollars and in cash shall be accepted.

Notes:

  • The process of issuance or renewal of a Mexican passport takes approximately two months.

  • Mexican nationals below the age of three (3), can only apply for a 1-year expiration passport.

  • Mexican nationals below the age of eighteen cannot apply for a 10-year expiration passport.

  • In the case of lost or theft of a passport, the requisites from 1 to 6 should be presented along with the original and photocopy of the police certificate issued by the Lebanese authorities of theft or loss of the passport.

Visas

Mexican Visa requirements:

 

Previous appointment is required (04-418 870 ext 112 & 103 )

 

In compliance with the new migratory regulations, holders of a valid US visa, regardless of their nationality, do NOT need a visa to enter Mexico as tourists, transmigrants or visiting businessmen. The length of stay will be determined by the immigration authorities at the point of entry, on a case-by-case basis, but will not exceed 180 days.

Applicants not holding a valid US visa should submit the following documents upon applying for a Mexican visa.

INDEX

  1. IMPORTANT INFORMATION


  1. Visitor visa without permission to work, “tourist visa”

2.1 General requisites

2.2 Specific requisites


a. Strong roots in the applicant’s origin or residing country

b. Economic  solvency

c. Letter of invitation

d. Relatives of a temporary or permanent resident, or Mexican.

e. Other scenarios


  1. Temporary and permanent residents’ visas

a. Temporary resident visa

b. Temporary resident student visa

c. Permanent resident visa


  1. Visitor visa with the purpose of carrying on adoption procedures
  2. Visas authorized by the National Institute of Migration (INAMI)
  3. Application forms

a. Spanish

b. English

c. Arab


1. IMPORTANT INFORMATION

• All visa applications require appointment by telephone at  04-418 870 ext 112 & 103.

• Holders of a valid US visa, regardless of their nationality, do NOT need a visa to visit Mexico. The length of stay will be determined by the immigration authorities at the point of entry, on a case by case basis, but will not exceed 180 days.

• Permanent residents of the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan and countries within the Schengen space do NOT need a visa to visit Mexico. The length of stay will be determined by the immigration authorities at the point of entry, on a case by case basis, but will not exceed 180 days.

• All documents reviewed at the Consular Section must be presented in original form and copy.

• Documents in a different language than spanish must be officially translated to spanish by an official translator.

• Passports should be photocopied where picture and data appears, in some cases copies of different countries’ visas or exit/entry stamps may be required.

• Applicants are obligated to conduct themselves truthfully during the consular interview. Non-satisfactory interviews may cause denied visa applications.

• Applicants that submit modified, altered or false documents will be registered permanently in the national migration databases and will not be eligible to obtain a Mexican visa.

• Cohabitation is defined by Mexican Law as the relationship between a man and a woman who are not married and live together constantly and permanently during the lapse of time foreseen by the country in which they live in. If the cohabitants procreate a son or daughter together, cohabitation will be recognized regardless the time that the couple has been living together.

2. Visitor visa without permission to work, or “tourist visa”.

This type of visa should be applied for when planning on visiting Mexico for a period of less than 180 days.

2.1 General Requisites

•Personal attendance at the Consular Section of the Embassy with prior appointment by telephone (04-418 870 ext. 112 & 103).

•Duly completed visa application.

•Original passport and a copy. In cases of non-Lebanese applicants, legal stay in the country must be proved (entry stamp on your passport and permit to stay).

•One recent passport size picture.

• Payment, according to Mexican law.

2.2 Specific requisites

Applicants for visitor visas without permission to work (“tourist” visas) must prove either:

  • Strong roots in the applicant’s origin or residing country,
  • Economic solvency,
  • Invitation of a public or private institution in Mexico or;
  • Family relationship with a temporary or permanent resident, or a Mexican.

Supporting documents of the above situations are described below. For other type of Visitors’ Visas, please read section ”Other scenarios

a. Strong roots in the applicant’s origin or residing country

Supporting documents are: Property titles and letter of employment stating position, salary and length of employment (at least one year); or property titles and being share holder or owner of a business running for at least two years.

b. Economic  solvency

Supporting documents are: Original and copy of monthly bank account statement or investments for a period of six months or twelve months if applying for a long term visa, letter of employment, or proof of being a pensioner with sufficient income during six months or twelve when applying for a long term visa.

When applying for a course that lasts less than 180 days, proof of enrollment in an academic institution within the National Education System must be presented. An employment, pension or scholarship certificate proving sufficient economic solvency must also be presented.

Economic solvency may be proved with parents’ documentation if the applicant is underage and one of his parents holds a Mexican visitor visa without or with permission to work.

c. Letter of invitation

Public and private institutions may issue invitation letters; programmed activities for the applicant must not be remunerated. The letter shall include: name of the applicant and nationality, name of the inviting institution, registry number of the institution and its purpose, complete address and contact information of the institution, information about the programmed activities during the visit to Mexico (activities must be related to the inviting institution’s purpose), and lapse of time to carry on the programmed activities.

The letter of invitation must be accompanied by an official identification of the person who signs the letter and by documents that prove that the applicant has the abilities, experience or knowledge required to carry on the programmed activities.

If the letter does not express the commitment of paying travel expenses (airplane tickets, food, transport, lodging) during the visit and the commitment to guarantee the applicant’s exit from Mexico once the lapse of activities is over, the applicant must prove economic solvency as stated in section “Economic Solvency”.

d. Relatives of a temporary or permanent resident, or a Mexican national

1. Depending on the family relation, applicants must provide the following documentation:

  • If the applicant is married or under cohabitation with a temporary or permanent resident or a Mexican national: Marriage or cohabitation certificate and documents that prove that the applicant lives outside of Mexico.
  • If the applicant is under legal guardianship or an underage son or daughter of a temporary or permanent resident or a Mexican national: Birth certificate and documents that prove that the applicant lives outside of Mexico.
  • If the applicant is under legal guardianship or an underage sibling of a temporary or permanent resident or a Mexican national: Birth certificates of both of them and documents that prove that the applicant lives outside of Mexico.

2. Supporting document of temporary residence, permanent residency or Mexican nationality, depending on the case.

e. Other scenarios

This type of visa may also be applied for by prominent personalities, relatives of diplomatic personnel accredited in Mexico, supervisors of companies with a branch in Mexico,  operators of commercial vehicles transiting through Mexico, for humanitarian purposes (aiding in a Mexican emergency, identifying a corpse, visiting a relative in a serious health condition, in which case only husband, wife, cohabitant, parents or son or daughter may apply) or to conduct scientific investigation (with previous approval by Mexican authorities) within national waters. For more details please contact us by telephone at 04 418 870 ext 103 y 112.

1. Temporary and Permanent Residents’ Visas

a. Temporary Resident Visa

This type of visa should be applied for when planning on residing in Mexico for a period of more than 180 days but less than 4 years.

To obtain this type of visa applicants should either prove: economic solvency, authorization from Mexican authorities to conduct scientific investigation in national territory, invitation of a public or private institution to conduct activities related with the purpose of the institution (economic solvency will be required either by the inviting institution or the applicant), or prove that the applicant already has investments, a company, or real estate in Mexico.

By the principle of family unity relatives of a temporary resident may apply in the following cases:

  • If the applicant is husband, wife or cohabitant with a Mexican person or a temporary or permanent resident.
  • If the applicant is underage and one of his parents is a temporary resident
  • If the applicant is under legal guardianship of a temporary resident.
  • If the applicant is underage and one of his parents is married or cohabitant with a temporary resident.

For further information about supporting documents for this type of visa and to get an appointment, please contact us at 04 418 870 ext. 103 y 112.

b. Temporary Resident Visa Student

Students applying for this type of visa should prove acceptance by an academic institution within the National Education System and economic solvency.

By the principle of family unity relatives of a temporary resident may apply in the following cases:

  • If the applicant is husband, wife or cohabitant with a temporary resident student.
  • If the applicant is parent of a temporary resident student.
  • If the applicant is an underage son or daughter of a temporary resident student.

For further information about supporting documents for this type of visa and to get an appointment, please contact us at 04 418 870 ext 103 y 112.

c. Permanent Resident Visa

To obtain this type of visa applicants should prove that they are pensioners or retired persons with economic solvency who wish to live in Mexico. By the principle of family unity, relatives of a Mexican person or permanent resident may apply for a permanent resident visa in the following cases:

  • If the applicant has a Mexican or permanent resident son or daughter.
  • If the applicant is underage or under legal guardianship and one of his or her parents is Mexican or a permanent resident.

For further information about supporting documents for this type of visa and to get an appointment, please contact us at 04 418 870 ext. 103 y 112.

1. Visitor visa with the purpose of carrying on adoption procedures

Applicants who wish to adopt a Mexican child should have a document called “certificate of being eligible to adopt” issued by the National System for the Integral Family Development (DIF) and written authorization to continue proceedings to adopt in Mexico issued by the central authorities of the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Mexico.

For further information about supporting documents for this type of visa and to get an appointment, please contact us at 04 418 870 ext 103 y 112.

2. Visas authorized by the National Institute of Migration (INAMI)

The National Institute of Migration reviews documentation regarding the following types of visas:

  1. Visitor visa; humanitarian purposes (by petition of a Mexican authority or UN/UNHCR)
  2. Visitor visa with permission to work when invited to occupy a job vacancy.
  3. Temporary resident when invited to occupy a job vacancy or for purposes of uniting a family.
  4. Permanent resident for purposes of uniting a family or by recognition of refugee status.

Applications for the above types of visas must be rendered in Mexico. These types of visa applications are processed directly by the National Migration Institute (INM) and authorizations are subject to satisfactory consular interview.

Information about these types of visas and its’ requirements is available at http://www.inm.gob.mx/ and may be clarified by contacting INAMI’s offices in Mexico.

3. Application Forms

  1. Spanish
  2. English
  3. Arab

Visas FAQs

Mexican Visa Faq's


In compliance with the new migratory regulations, holders of a valid US visa, regardless of their nationality, do NOT need a visa to enter Mexico as tourists, transmigrants or visiting businessmen. The length of stay will be determined by the immigration authorities at the point of entry, on a case-by-case basis, but will not exceed 180 days.

Applicants not holding a valid US visa should submit the following documents upon applying for a Mexican visa.

  • I am a Lebanese citizen, how much time do I need to get a Mexican Visa?

The time frame between visa application and the visa collection, if approved, is around ten (10) working days.

  • Would I have to leave my passport at the Embassy during these ten days?

No. The original passport should only be shown at the time the application is processed and then submitted upon visa collection.

  • How much are the application fees?

No fees are required upon applying; the visa cost shall be covered upon collection.

  • What is the price of a Mexican Tourist Visa?

A Mexican tourist visas costs USD$36.00

  • I am traveling on a cruise to Mexico. Do I need a visa?

Passengers on a cruise do not need a visa to enter Mexico regardless of their nationality.

  • What are the requirements for a business visa?

They are the same as those of the Tourist visa, plus a letter of the hosting company stating the purpose of the visit and the trip details.

  • Do I need to submit my ticket reservation?

No. This requirement has been canceled.

 

 

 

Última actualización el Jueves, 14 de Marzo de 2013 11:18
 


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