Visa for visitors with authorization to engage in remunerated activities.

This visa is applicable to foreigners who intend to enter Mexico as temporary residents for a period more than 180 days but less than 4 years, with prior authorization from the National Institute of Migration (INM), based on an offer of employment or family reunification. This visa is initiated by the employer or family relative at the office of INM in Mexico, for the issuance an authorization document with a unique number, namely NUT.

The visa issued at the Consular Section of this Embassy ​​is a single-entry visa with a validity of no more than 180 days. The visa holder must proceed to the INM office within 30 days of arriving in Mexico to obtain the temporary resident card.

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Requirements to process the visa:

  1. Letter of employment / letter to engage in business activities in Mexico.
  2. Hold 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.
  3. Fill out the visa application form.
  4. 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.
  5. Original and copy of the document proving legal stay (visa and/or resident card), applicable to foreigners who are not nationals of the country where the visa application is submitted.
  6. Copy of the visa authorization document (NUT) issued by the INM.
  7. Payment of $36 US dollars non-refundable visa processing fee.
  8. Payment for $210 US dollars non-refundable visa fee.


Note: Should the issue of the visa rejected, 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.