Dear applicant,

 

We appreciate your interest in visiting Mexico. 

 

Kindly note that travelers who wish to visit Mexico, regardless of their nationality, holding a valid, multiple entry visa for the United States of America, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom or the Schengen Space countries DO NOT need to apply for a Mexican visitor’s visa: tourist, business or in transit (less than 180 days stay).

Permanent residents or citizens of those same countries who wish to travel to Mexico, as visitors, DO NOT require a Mexican visa.

 

 All applicants must present the following documents, in addition to the specific requirements in each case:

 - A valid passport containing, at least, two pages available for visa stamping. Please include a photocopy of the personal information page and the one indicating the renewal of the document, if applicable.

- One passport size, color, recent photo, with white background, facing front and without spectacles or hair dressings.

- Visa application form duly filled and signed with the picture attached.

- If you are not a Kenya citizen, proof of your legal stay in the country (i.e. valid visa or ID card from the East Africa Community -EAC).

- Visa application fee. In order to review and process your visa application you must pay the visa processing fee corresponding to the month in which you will be applying. Once you have all the supporting documentation ready, kindly contact the Consular Section for the updated fee and banking details. If your application is accepted, you will be scheduled for a visa interview.

 

If the application is DENIED there will be NO REIMBURSEMENT of the visa application fee.

If granted a visitor Mexican visa, it will be valid for six months and allows multiple entries to Mexico. 

According to the purpose of your trip, below you will find the additional requirements for a visitor’s visa:

 a) Roots/ties to your country of residence:

        1. Title deed for properly registered land, at least two years ago, under your name AND proof of stable employment for, at least, the past two years; OR

        2. Title deed for properly registered land, at least two years ago, under your name AND proof of your ownership of a business or your participation in it for, at least, the past two years.

 b) Solvency:

         1. Proof of employment or pension with a net monthly income of, approximately $540 USD or its equivalent in your currency, for the last three months AND proof of having a stable employment for, at least, the last year. Certified pay slips or certified bank statements showing constant deposits from the same source are accepted;   

OR

        2. Certified banks statements or proof of investment with a minimum monthly average balance of approximately $1,620USD or its equivalent in your currency, for the last three months.

 c) Letter of commitment from a public or private entity

1.            Letter from an institution or organization on letterhead paper appointing the foreigner for an event in Mexico, containing:

                - Name and nationality of applicant

                - Name and purpose of the organization, as well as registration information of the organization

                - Address and contact information for the organization

                - Specific activity to participate in and time length

                - Clear statement about taking care of all of the expenditures for the applicant during his or her stay in Mexico and to commit to the applicant’s return home, and

                - Copy of the ID of the person who signs the letter.

  2.  Any private organization must prove solvency to engage in the commitment referred above by submitting proof of investments or certified bank statements with a monthly average balance of approximately $5,400 USD or its equivalent in your currency, for the last twelve months.

 3. Provide documentation proving you have the experience, ability, skills or knowledge necessary to undertake the activity you have been invited to participate in. In this sense, a letter from your employer should suffice.

Please note that public institutions, as well as academic institutions that are part of the National Education System of Mexico are not required to prove solvency.

No private letters or sponsorship from friends or relatives are accepted.

ONCE READY, SEND US AN EMAIL WITH SCANNED COPIES OF ALL DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING A COPY OF THE DEPOSIT SLIP FOR THE VISA APPLICATION FEE, IN SUPPORT OF YOUR VISA APPLICATION IN PDF FORMAT, TO: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.  (ATTACHMENTS SHOULD NOT EXCEED 9MB IN ORDER TO BE RECEIVED)

 

Notes:

·         Please bring originals and photocopies of all the supporting documents for your application on the appointment date.

·         EARLY APPLICATION IS HIGHLY RECCOMMENDED. Processing of visa application takes up to 3 working days from the day of your interview.

·         Please note that waiting times for an interview can vary, so we suggest applicants don't come with a tight schedule.

·         Submission of supporting documents does not guarantee the visa issuance.

·         Since no assurance regarding the issuance of visas can be given in advance, final travel plans or the purchase of non-refundable air tickets should not be made until you have the visa.

·         Missionaries submitting the clearance document (Anuencia) by the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Secretaría de Gobernación) in Mexico granted to the inviting organization, shall not be required to proof the organization's solvency.

·         For applicants requiring information about obtaining a Resident Visa for Mexico, please inform us so we may forward the specific information.

 APPLICANTS ARE ONLY RECEIVED AT THE EMBASSY WITH APPOINTMENTS.

 

ALL APPLICANTS MUST PHYSICALLY PRESENT THEMSELVES AT THE EMBASSY FOR THE APPOINTMENT.

 

 

 

 

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