- The requirements for Mexican Visas have changed since October 2014 based on the amendments of the Mexican Immigration Act.
- The applicant must present him or herself in person to the Consular Section of the Mexican Embassy in Tokyo. There are no exceptions.
- The applicant must make an appointment for the Consular Interview by phone.
- Please note that you might be asked for additional documentation in certain cases.
Types of visa and requirements.
Please click and check the requirements for the visa you need and see the “FAQ” section at the bottom of the page.
To verify if you need visa or not (visiting Mexico for non-profit activities for less than 180 days, such as tourism, business trip, attending a conference) please refer to the list on the link below:
(Tourism, Business trip, Conference, etc…)
*This Visa does not applied for Japanese citizens or anyone who has a Japanese permanent Visa or any kind of American Visa.
2. Temporary resident visa
- With permission to carry out income-generating activities(LINK)
- Without permission to carry out income-generating activities.
- For a family member.
4. Permanent Resident Visa
If you have any questions regarding the previously provided information, feel free to contact us by phone or e-mail.
Q1. My husband is going to work in Mexico and he already has a residence card. How can his family get the visa?
A: If you are Japanese national or other national who does not require Mexican visa to enter the country, you can enter and stay in Mexico for up to 180 days without any visa. During your stay, you can change your migratory status to temporary family unit residence. You need to follow the procedures of the Immigration Bureau in Mexico. For more information regarding this issue, please refer to the following link: http://www.inm.gob.mx
Q2. After I get a Mexican residence card, how long can I stay in Mexico?
A: In the case that you have a Mexican temporary residence Visa, you can stay in Mexico from 180 days up to 4 years. For more information about the renovation of your visa, please refer to the following link: http://www.inm.gob.mx
Q3. I have already applied for permission at the Mexican Immigration Bureau but I have not got any notice or document yet.
A: Please ask the office of the INM where you apply for the permission: http://www.inm.gob.mx
Q4. Is it possible to make an appointment before I get the NUT (application) number?
A: Since we need your NUT to be able to confirm your personal information (name, birthday, etc) provided by the Immigration Bureau, it is necessary for you to know the number before you make an appointment by e-mail or telephone.
Q5. I am a foreign national with a legal resident status in Japan and I would like to know if I need to apply for a Mexican Visa.
A: Please refer to the following website to see the requirements that apply to your case.