Applicable to the foreigner who intends to enter Mexico as a temporary resident for a period more than 180 days but less than 4 years or as a permanent resident, with prior authorization from the National Institute of Migration (INM), based on the offer of employment or family reunification. This type of visa is initiated by the employer or family relat at the office of INM, Mexico, for the issuance an authorization document with a unique number, NUT.

The visa issued at the Consular Section of this Embassy, ​​is a single entry visa with a maximum validity of 180 days. The holder of the visa must proceed to the office of INM within 30 days of arriving in Mexico to obtain the temporary resident card.

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Requirements to process the visa.

Offer of Employment.

1.    Present an original traveling passport and a photocopy of at least 6 months’ validity and enough blank pages as the one presented at the office of the INM.

2.    Fill out the visa application form.

3.    One passport size photograph (size 1.5 x 1.3/4 inches OR 32.0 millimeters x 26 millimeters and at most 39.0 millimeters x 31.0 millimeters ), in color, no glasses, uncovered face and white background with a neutral facial expression.

4.    Original and copy of the document proving legal residence (visa and / or resident card), applicable to foreigners who are not nationals of the country where the visa application is to be submitted.

5.    Copy of the visa authorization document (NUT) issued by the National Institute of Migration·

6.    Payment of $36 US dollars non-refundable visa processing fee.

Note: In case the visa is refused, there will be no refund of the payment made. It is therefore advisable to check all documents to be sure they are complete before submitting the application.

Visa processing time: between 2 to 10 working days, after the submission of documents and a satisfactory consular interview.


Note: The cancellation of the authorization document with a unique number, NUT, will take place in the following instances:


a. When the information contained in the authorization document ,NUT, does not match with that of the passport of the visa applicant. Thus, if the applicant presents another passport different from the one stated in the NUT document.

b.  Should the promoter in Mexico requests  for the application to be withdrawn.

Kindly be advised that the NUT authorization will expire 30 days after the INM issues it.

When the NUT is cancelled, the interested party must inform the promoter and, at the same time, the promoter should inform the INM office of its cancellation in order to process a new NUT and another visa.