Welcome to the Consular Office of the Embassy of Mexico in Israel!

 

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VISAS

 

Important notice

·         Mexican authorities do not require a minimum period of validity of passports for visitors entering Mexico; nevertheless, your passport or travel document must be valid at the time of entry and during your stay.

·         All foreign visitors travelling to Mexico for tourism, business or in transit to another destination, do not need a visa to enter Mexico if they have a valid visa to enter the United States of America or if they are permanent residents of Canada, the USA, United Kingdom or any of the countries comprising the Schengen Area.   

·         The issuing of a visa is subject to the outcome of the consular interview.

·         A visa does not guarantee entry into Mexico. Immigration authorities may decide to refuse the request to enter the country if the applicant is subject to criminal process or has been convicted of a serious crime as defined by national laws on criminal matters or provisions in international treaties or conventions that the Mexican State is party to, or if the applicant’s background in Mexico or abroad could compromise national or public security, in accordance with Article 43 of the Migration Law.

 

Visitors who do not require a visa to visit Mexico for a period up to 180 days:

Citizens from the following countries who wish to visit Mexico as tourists, in transit, for business, technical activities, as journalist or for studies, for a period not exceeding 180 days, and who will not receive any remuneration at all in Mexican territory, do not require a visa:

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, 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 Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela.

In order to enter Mexico, citizens of these countries must present:

1. A valid passport or travel document. Mexican authorities do not require a minimum period of validity of the passport; nevertheless, the passport or travel document must be valid at the time of entry and during the stay.

2. A properly completed Multiple Migratory Form (FMM); this form will be provided to you by the airline or at the port of entry.

3. Migratory authorities at the port of entry may request documents proving the purpose of your trip, depending on the activity you will undertake in Mexico: tourism (hotel reservation, itinerary of your return or departure); business (letter in Spanish from the company indicating that you are an employee of the company and that the services you will provide in Mexico will be paid for by that company, or a letter of invitation from a public or private institution to perform non-remunerated activities in Mexico, indicating the purpose of the trip, estimated time of stay and taking responsibility for your travel and lodging costs); technicians (a copy of the contract for the transfer of technology, patents and brands, purchase of machinery and equipment, technical training of personnel, or any other related to the production process of a company established in Mexico); student (letter of invitation or acceptance from any institution pertaining to the National Educational System to take courses, conduct a research project or undertake academic training for a maximum period of 180 days.

 

Visitor visa without permission to conduct remunerated activities   

Foreigners who require a visa and wish to enter Mexico with the intention of performing activities in tourism, business, technical assistance, transportation, studies, or who are journalist, for a period of up to 180 days, must present the corresponding requirements to the nearest Consular Office.

1.     Visa application form printed on one page, double sided, properly completed and signed.

2.     Passport or valid travel and identity document.

3.     One photograph measuring 3.9 cm x 3.1 cm, face uncovered, no eyeglasses, frontal view, in color and with white background.

4.     Original and a photocopy of the migratory document accrediting your legal stay in Israel (only for applicants who are not Israeli citizens).

5.     Payment of fees in cash for the issuance of the visa (if applicable).

6.     Present one of the following documents, depending on the purpose of travel:

a. Ties (Property, Employment)

1. Original and a photocopy of the deed to real estate duly registered under the name of the applicant and proof of stable employment, in both cases for a minimum period of two years, or

2. Original and a photocopy of the deed to real estate duly registered under the name of the applicant and a document proving ownership or shares in business, issued by the competent authorities of each country, in both cases for a minimum period of two years, or

b. Economic Solvency

1. Original and a photocopy of documents showing that the applicant has employment or a pension with a tax-free monthly income equivalent to $7,304.00 Mexican peso (MXN), during the past three months and proof of stable employment for a minimum period of one year, or

2. Original and a photocopy of investment receipts or bank account statements showing an average monthly balance of over $21,912.00 Mexican peso (MXN),  during the past three months, or

2. In the case of foreigners who are pursuing regular studies in institutions of higher education, they must present the original proof of studies and the original proof of stable employment, pension or scholarship with a monthly income equivalent to $4,382.00 Mexican peso (MXN).

In order to apply for a visa, minors (children under 18 years old)  must be accompanied by parents (or legal guardian) and to submit original and official documentation proving relation (relationship between parents and child) or legal status as a legal guardian.

 

Visa with permission to conduct remunerated activities

Foreigners who wish to travel to Mexico with the intent to conduct remunerated activities must invariably have an offer of employment. The Mexican institution or person who intends to hire the foreigner must submit the visa application directly to the National Migration Institute in Mexico. The Embassy or Consulate can only issue a visa if it has been authorized by the Institute.

Once the foreigner has the corresponding authorization, he must make an appointment at the consular office closest to his place of residence and appear in person with the following documentation:

1. Photocopy of the authorization from the National Migration Institute.

2. Visa application form printed on one page, double sided, properly completed and signed.

3. Passport or valid travel and identity document, original and a photocopy of the page containing the photograph and personal data.

4. Original and a photocopy of the migratory document accrediting your legal stay in Israel (only for applicants who are not Israeli citizens).

5. One photograph measuring 3.9 cm x 3.1 cm, face uncovered, no eyeglasses, frontal view, in color and with white background.

6. Payment of fees in cash for the issuance of the visa. When the period of stay is less than 180 days, the applicant must also pay the migratory fees.

Important notice:

For foreigners who obtain a valid single entry visa, once they enter Mexican territory they must, within the first 30 calendar days, apply to the National Migration Institute for the residence card that accredits their legal stay in the country and allows them to remain in Mexico for a period greater than 180 days.

A visa does not guarantee entry into Mexico. Immigration authorities may decide to refuse the request to enter the country if the applicant is subject to criminal process or has been convicted of a serious crime as defined by national laws on criminal matters or provisions in international treaties or conventions that the Mexican State is party to, or if the applicant’s background in Mexico or abroad could compromise national or public security, in accordance with Article 43 of the Migration Law.

 

Visas with authorization for lucrative activities.

If the purpose of entering into Mexico is working there and you will receive a salary or payment (lucrative activities), you will have to apply for a prior authorization to the National Immigration Institute in Mexico. In that case, you will receive an authorization number (NUT number).

As soon as the NUT authorization has been issued you must be in contact with this Consulate in order to schedule one appointment and to process a visa. 

  

Temporary Resident Visa

Requirements:

1. Visa application form printed on one page, double sided, properly completed and signed.

2. Valid passport or travel and identity document, original and a photocopy of the page containing the photograph and personal data.

3. Original and a photocopy of the migratory document proving your legal migratory status in Israel (only for applicants who are not Israeli citizens).

4. One passport-sized photograph (3.9 cm x 3.1 cm), in color, with white background.

You must also fulfill ALL requirements, and provide the supporting documentations, for at least ONE of the following categories:

a) Economic solvency:

Original and a photocopy of investment receipts or bank statements showing an average monthly balance of over $365,200.00 Mexican peso (MXN), or the equivalent in a foreign currency, during the past twelve months; or

Original and a photocopy of documents showing that the applicant has employment or a pension with a monthly tax-free income of over $21,912.00 Mexican peso (MXN), or the equivalent in a foreign currency, during the past six months.

c) Invitation from an organization or a public or private institution:

1. Original letter from a public or private organization or institution of renowned integrity inviting the foreigner to participate in an activity WITHOUT receiving a salary or any monetary compensation in Mexico. The letter must contain the following data:

i.          Full name and nationality of the applicant or interested party.

ii.         Business or company name of the organization.

iii.        Official registration number of the company or organization, if applicable.

iv.        Purpose of the organization or private institution.

v.         Complete address and contact information for the organization or institution.

vi.        Information on the activity to be conducted or the project in which the foreigner will participate. The foreigner’s activity must be related to the objectives of the inviting organization or institution.

vii.       Estimated length or approximate end date of the activity to be undertaken.

viii.      A statement of the binding responsibility to cover living expenses for the foreigner during his/her stay in Mexico, and to ensure the foreigner’s return to his/her country of origin or residence, and

ix.        A copy of the official identification of the person signing the letter of invitation.

2.  To prove that it has sufficient funds to comply with the binding responsibility referred to in section viii of the preceding numeral, the inviting organization or private institution will present the original and a photocopy of the investment  receipts or bank statements showing an average monthly balance of $730,400.00 Mexican peso (MXN), or the equivalent in a foreign currency, during the past  twelve months. Public and private institutions belonging to the Mexican National Educational System do not need to prove economic solvency.

3.  The foreigner must present the original and a photocopy of documents proving that s/he has the necessary experience, capacity, skills or expertise to develop the activity for which s/he has been invited.

4.  In the event that the inviting institution will not cover living expenses:

i.          Original and a photocopy of investment receipts or bank statements showing an average monthly balance of over $365,200.00 Mexican peso (MXN), or the equivalent in a foreign currency, during the past twelve months, or

ii.         Original and a photocopy of documents showing that the applicant has employment or a pension with a monthly tax-free income greater than $21,912.00 Mexican peso (MXN), or the equivalent in a foreign currency, during the past six months.

f) Real Estate Property in Mexican territory:

1.         Original and a photocopy of the Public Deed signed before a Commissioner of Oaths certifying that the foreigner is the holder of real estate with a value exceeding $2,921,600.00 Mexican pesos, or the equivalent in a foreign currency.

g) Investor:

1. Deed/notary act ("Escritura o póliza") from a Mexican corporation signed before a Commissioner of Oaths, or a document duly certified by the administrative body or a competent officer thereof, stating that the foreigner has shares in the capital stock of the Mexican corporation, and that the amount of the investment effectively disbursed for the foreigner’s share in the corporation would exceed $1,460,800.00 Mexican pesos, or the equivalent in a foreign currency; this could be proven by a contract for the purchase of shares or stocks, contract for the transfer of assets or rights to the Mexican corporation, or a document issued by the corporation proving the amount contributed for shares in the capital stock, original and a photocopy;

2. Document proving the ownership of personal property by a foreign corporation, with a value exceeding $1,460,800.00 Mexican pesos or the equivalent in a foreign currency, original and a photocopy; or

3. Documentation proving the conducting of economic or business activities in Mexican territory, which could be proven by documents such as (but not limited to) contracts, service orders, invoices, receipts, business plans, licenses and permits, or a certificate issued by the Mexican Social Security Institute proving that the foreigner employs at least three workers, original and a photocopy.

In accordance with current legislation, ORIGINAL copies of all documentation required must be provided.  Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

Temporary Resident Visa (Students)

Foreigners who wish to remain in Mexico for a period greater than 180 days to attend courses, pursue studies, or conduct research projects at an educational institution belonging to the National Educational System in Mexico, must apply in person for a Student Temporary Resident Visa at the Consular Office closest to their place of residence.

Requirements:

1. Visa application form printed on one page, double sided, properly completed and signed.

2.Passport or valid travel and identity document, original and a photocopy of the page containing the photograph and personal data.

3.Original and a photocopy of the migratory document accrediting your legal sty in Israel (only for applicants who are not Israelis citizens).

4.One photograph measuring 3.9 cm x 3.1 cm, face uncovered, no eyeglasses, frontal view, in color and with white background.

5.Payment of fees in cash for the issuance of the visa.

6.Submit the documents certifying any of the following cases:

a)Studies.

Original and a photocopy of the letter of acceptance from the institution where the applicant intends to study. This letter must include:

i.       Full name of applicant.

ii.      Level, grade and area of study to be performed.

iii.     Name of the course that the applicant was accepted in.

iv.     Date of start and completion of the course.

v.      Cost of tuition

vi.     Information of the educational institution.

2. Proof of economic solvency, original and a photocopy, which could be:

i.   Original and a photocopy of the documents showing that the applicant has a job, pension or scholarship (original letter from the educational institution proving the awarding of the scholarship.

ii.  Original and a photocopy of the bank account statement showing sufficient resources to support the applicant in Mexico, from the interested party or his/her parents in the case of applicants under the age of 25.

Students receiving a scholarship from the Mexican government do not need to prove economic solvency. The Consular Office can issue the corresponding visa upon receiving authorization from the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

Other visas

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·         Permanent Resident Visa

·         Visitor Visa to conduct Adoption Proceedings