I am a citizen of another country and I want to visit Mexico.

Where and how can I get a tourist visa to visit Mexico?

You need to go to a Mexican consulate abroad to ask about the requirements and to take the necessary steps to get your visa. The requirements differ from country to country.

If you are a citizen of Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Island, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, United States of America, Uruguay or Venezuela, you don’t need a visa to enter Mexico, although you must present a valid passport and fill out an immigration form for tourists and business trips, which can be obtained in travel agencies, airlines or at the point where you enter Mexico.

As an Irish/European Union passport holder, you may travel to Mexico on holidays  without a visa for a period of up to  180 days .

If you are a citizen of any other country and you live in Ireland, please make an appointment to apply for a visa in the Embassy of Mexico, Consular Section in Dublin. (Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm), Tel. +353 (0) 1 667 3105.

Requirements to apply for a tourist visa

1.    Valid Passport

2.    Application form duly completed.

3.    Three passport sized photos.

4.         Prove of economic solvency: Original letter from the enterprise where the applicant works, with monthly salary; Bank statements; Pay slips.

6.         Payment of fees made in cash.

How can I get permission to work in Mexico?

You must get permission from the INM to reside in Mexico and authorization to do paid work. You must demonstrate that you have a job offer from a Mexican business or institute.

Consult the requirements or go to any INM delegation in Mexico for more details about what is required.

What documentation do I need to study in Mexico?

You need to get a student visa from the INM by demonstrating that you are enrolled in a Mexican school and that you have sufficient financial resources to fund your stay.

Consult the section on requirements or go to any INM delegation in Mexico to find out about the specific requirements.

 


I am in Mexico as a tourist.

Can I extend my stay in Mexico?

You need to go to any INM office to request an extension of your visa. You need to have with you your valid passport and the tourist card you filled out. You will also need to prove that you can finance your stay and you will have to pay a fee to extend the visa.

This procedure takes only a few minutes.

Consult the section on requirements or go to any INM delegation in Mexico for exact information about this procedure.

I lost my tourist card. What do I do?

Go to any office or delegation of the INM to request a replacement. You will need to bring your valid passport and the report of the loss or theft that you made to the proper authorities. A fee is charged for the replacement document.

Consult the section on requirements or go to any of the INM delegations in Mexico for more specific information about what you need to do in this case.

 


I am a citizen of another country but I live in Mexico.

I want to stay in Mexico longer. What do I have to do?

You need to go to the INM and request an extension or renewal of your immigration document. To do this, you have to demonstrate that the original reasons for which you were granted the visa still exist.

Consult the section on requirements or go to any of the INM’s delegations in Mexico for more exact information about this procedure.

I lost my FM2 or FM3. How can I get a new one?

You must go to any INM office or delegation to request a new FM2 or FM3.

You will need to fill out an application and bring your passport and the report of the robbery or loss of the document that you made to the proper authorities.

You will also have to fill out a new FM1 format and pay a fee.

Consult the section on requirements or go to any of the INM’s delegations in Mexico for more exact information about this procedure.

Can I do any sort of work in Mexico?

If your immigration status is “No inmigrante” or “inmigrante” (non-resident immigrant), you need to get permission from the INM before you can work in an area that is different from the one that you were authorized for.

If your immigration status is “Inmigrado” (resident), you can engage in any sort of legal and honest work. All you need to do is inform the INM.

Consult the section on requirements or go to any INM delegation in Mexico for more specific information about this procedure

Can I bring my family to Mexico?

You need to request visas for your family at the INM so that they enter Mexico either as tourists or as your dependents. You need to demonstrate that they are first-degree, direct descendents (brothers or sisters, parents, uncles, nephews or nieces). You will also need to demonstrate your economic capacity.

Consult the section on requirements or go to any INM delegation in Mexico for more exact information about this procedure.

The governmental agency in charge of immigration control and policy in Mexico is the National Immigration Institute (INM in Spanish).

The INM is part of the Ministry of the Interior (Segob). We recommend that you visit their web site for further information:

www.inm.gob.mx