A visitor visa allows applicants to stay in Mexico for a period of up to 180 days. This includes tourism, volunteering, studying courses shorter than 6 months, transit and attending business meetings, among others, as long as no monetary earnings result from carrying such activities in Mexico.
2.-Passport and a copy of the page that includes personal information
3.- Valid Visa or Zairyu card (original and copy):
4.- One color photograph (3 cm × 4cm), front view, with no eyeglasses, white background
5.- Proof of economic solvency. One of the following documents (original and copy)
i. Personal investments accounts or personal bank accounts with a monthly average balance of at least $42,510 Mexican pesos (MXN) for each of the previous 6 months and its translation.:
ii. Employment letter in company letterhead or income certificate evidencing a monthly income (or pension) of at least $14,170 Mexican pesos (MXN) for each of the previous 6 months including applicant’s full name, duration of employment, position and salary, the letter should be signed in ink with company seal and should include a copy of the identification of signer. The Certificate of Registered Seal is also required. (The seal must be the same as the one on the employment letter). If you don’t have experience in the company more than a year, you cannot submit this document. Monthly payslips are not acceptable.
iii. Certificate of scholarship which proves that you receive more than 8,502 Mexican pesos (MXN) for each f the previous 6 months and also you need to turn in certificate of enrollment from your school. *You can turn in this document when you study in University or graduate school. In case that you study in any language school or vocational college, it wouldn’t be applied.
6.- Support documents (Flight schedules, hotel information, travel itinerary, etc.)
7.- Application fee. Non-refundable if not approved.
Important information to know:
- All documents must be submitted in original and copy
- Documents that are not in Spanish or English need to be accompanied by a translation in Spanish or English.
- Any hand writing document is not acceptable
- Any documents that are not issued in Japan or Mexico need to be legalized or apostilled.
- The Mexican Consular Section has the right to request more documents if necessary
- The physical presence of the applicant at the Embassy is an absolute requirement.
- Only official, original bank statements are accepted. If they are provided in electronic form, they need to be stamped by the bank.
- Statements issued by a bank or a financial institution outside of Japan must include an official letter in English or Spanish from the issuing institution providing contact details of a representative that can confirm the validity of the statements.
- Requirements may change without previous notice.
- Applicants who are 65 or older, will not be required to show proof of economic solvency as long as they prove that the purpose of travel is tourism activities or transit
- On a general basis, the visa will be ready on the same day of the appointment but this is not guaranteed.
- Minors (under 18 years old) travelling to Mexico only require a valid passport and fulfil the general migration requirements according to their nationality. If the visa is requested only by the father or the mother, it is mandatory to submit a notarized authorization from the other parent. If minors or persons requiring legal guardianship attend by themselves or someone different to their parents, it is mandatory to submit a notarized document in which their parents or legal guardianship authorize the visa application.
A Mexican visa for visitor is valid for 180 days from the day it will be issued and it is multiple entry visa.
Applicants must schedule an appointment on this website: