Citizens from the following countries who wish to visit Mexico as tourists, in transit, on business, specialized work, journalists or to study DO NOT REQUIRE A VISA provided that:

    1. The duration of your stay does not exceed 180 days. 

    2. You will not receive any remuneration at all from a Mexican company.

COUNTRIES WHO DO NOT REQUIRE VISAS:

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niue, Norway, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela. 

3. In addition, visitor who, regardless of their nationality, have a valid permanent resident card from Canada, Chile, Colombia, Japan, Peru, the United States of America, the United Kingdom or any of the countries in the Schengen Area, do not require a Mexican visa if they travel as tourists, in transit, for business, specialized work, journalists or to study for no more than 180 days. 

4. Furthermore, it is not necessary to apply for a tourist, business or transit Mexican visa if you hold a VALID VISA for the United States of America -regardless of your nationality- . Immigration authorities in Mexico will ask for your US visa and a valid passport when you arrive.

To enter Mexico, visitors must fulfil the following requirements:

1.    Hold a valid Passport. Mexican authorities do not require a minimum period of validity on the passport; nevertheless, this document must be valid for the duration of your stay in Mexico. However, other transit countries and airline companies usually require a validity of at least six months from your planned departure. If you have any questions regarding this issue you should check directly with your airline.  For those travelers transiting via the United States of America, please check with the American Embassy (https://ie.usembassy.gov/) to verify if you need any additional documents to enter or transit the USA.   

2.    Visitors must obtain a landing card (Multiple Migratory Form, FMM form) from the airline (on the flight) or at any port of entry in Mexico and complete this form with his/her individual information. The immigration officer will stamp the FMT card upon arrival. PLEASE KEEP IT IN A SAFE PLACE AND DO NOT LOSE IT. YOU WILL BE ASKED FOR THIS DOCUMENT ON YOUR DEPARTURE FROM MEXICO. The Mexican migratory officers have the faculty to grant or deny entry into Mexico if the visitor does not fully comply with the migratory regulations. 

3.    The Immigration Authorities at the port of entry may request certain documents to prove the purpose of your visit depending on the reasons for  your visit to Mexico:

  • Tourist: Hotel reservation, itinerary and the return tickets to Ireland or to another country.
  • Business: Letter in Spanish from your employer indicating that you are an employee and that the services you will provide in Mexico will be paid for by the company, or a letter of invitation from a Mexican public or private institution stating that you will be carrying out non-remunerated work in Mexico and indicating the purpose of the trip, estimated time of stay and confirming that they will cover your travel and lodging expenses while in Mexico.
  • Student: Letter of invitation or acceptance from any institution pertaining to the Mexican National Educational System to take courses, participate in a research project or undertake academic training for a maximum period of 180 days.

Visitors on cruise ships

Visitors who travel on cruise ships that disembark at any Mexican port, and who reembark on the same ship to continue their voyage, do not require a visa, because all passenger aboard cruise ships get a collective permission for a period of 21 calendar days.

Important Note:

Immigration officers have the authority to refuse entry to Mexico if the applicant is subject to criminal proceedings or has been convicted of a serious crime in Mexico or abroad or if they consider that the applicant’s background could compromise Mexican national or public security.

 

Visitors not included in the above mentioned list have to comply with the following requirements to obtain a tourist visa:

1.   Valid Passport

2.   Application form duly completed.

3.   A recent passport-sized photograph.

4.    Prove of economic solvency:

a)    Original work or study letter showing salary and length of time working or studying at the company or institution. If you are not in full time employment, you will need a letter from the person (sponsor) who supports you economically, provided that they are a family member and this must be proven with either a birth certificate or marriage certificate. You will also need photocopies of your sponsor´s current passport.

b)    All applicants will need their last three pay slips, the last three bank statements to which their salary is deposited, the last three saving account statements or the last three international credit card statements. If you are being sponsored by a family member you will need to show his or her above mentioned documents.

5.    Proof of residency in Ireland. A photocopy of the Irish visa or residence permit is required (GNIB card)

6.    Payment of fees in cash on the day of the appointment. (See Applicable Fees Section)

Process:

Please send copies of all the above mentioned documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We will contact you when the application is received and has been processed. Once the application is approved, we will contact you again, so you can then book your appointment online. Please note that you should allow at least one month for the visa application process.

To book an appointment click here

 

Important Note:

Immigration officers have the authority to refuse entry to Mexico if the applicant is subject to criminal proceedings or has been convicted of a serious crime in Mexico or abroad or if they consider that the applicant’s background could compromise Mexican national or public security.

At the point of entry, Mexican immigration authorities may ask you some questions to confirm the reasons for your trip, the duration of your stay in Mexico and how you are financing your visit. Furthermore, the officers may require proof of accommodation, itinerary and return tickets to Ireland or to another country.

 

If you are not Irish or European citizens and you plan to do any of the following  “Non Remunerated Activities” in Mexico for less than six months, you should request the following visa: “Visitante sin permiso para realizar actividades remuneradas”. This visa is valid for 6 months and allows multiple entries:

  • To start or implement an investment project.
  •   To give specialized or professional advice to public or private institutions.
  •  To attend business meetings, lectures, courses or staff training.
  •  To carry out an audit.
  •  To repair or install machinery and/or software.
  •  To design or start operations of a previously set up company (you must provide  the contract).
  •  To provide services on previously agreed contracts on technology transfer (skilled expertise), patents or trademarks.

Requirements:  

1.   Valid Passport and photocopy of the pages where the personal details and holder's photograph are found.

2.   Application form duly completed.

3.   A recent passport-sized photograph.

4.  Original letter on headed paper from the Irish/foreign company where the applicant works, stating the applicants salary, technical ability and that the applicant is going to be paid by the Irish/foreign company (in Ireland) and is not going to receive any salary from a Mexican company or institution. The letter must specify that the applicant will be in Mexico for less than 6 months.

5. Original and copy of the document showing that the applicant possesses the experience, abilities, skills or knowledge needed to undertake the activities for which he/she has been invited to do in Mexico.

6. Last three pay slips; the last three bank statements to which their salary is deposited; and the last three saving account statements or the last three international credit card statements.

7. Original letter on headed paper from the Mexican company/institution inviting/requesting the professional services of the applicant. The letter must state the name of the prospective visitor, passport number, purpose of the visit and the length of stay. The letter must be accompanied by a photocopy of an official ID of the person who signed it.

8.    Proof of residency in Ireland. A photocopy of the Irish visa or residence permit is required (GNIB card).

9.    Payment of fees in cash, on the day of the appointment. (See Applicable Fees Section)

Process:

Please send copies of all the above mentioned documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We will contact you when the application is received and has been processed. Once the application is approved, we will contact you again, so you can then book your appointment online. Please note that you should allow at least one month for the visa application process.

To book an appointment click here

 

Important Note:

Immigration officers have the authority to refuse entry to Mexico if the applicant is subject to criminal proceedings or has been convicted of a serious crime in Mexico or abroad or if they consider that the applicant’s background could compromise Mexican national or public security.

At the point of entry, Mexican immigration authorities may ask you some questions to confirm the reasons for your trip, the duration of your stay in Mexico and how you are financing your visit. Furthermore, the officers may require proof of accommodation, itinerary and return tickets to Ireland or to another country.

 

If you would like more information regarding different type of visas (e.g. work permit, student visa, etcetera)  please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We will answer your query no later than 48 hours after receiving your e-mail.