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Foreign nationals of any country arriving from any point of the world and holding a valid ordinary passport bearing one of the following, may enter Mexico on extended transit, as tourists, and as business visitors without need of a Mexican visa:
- Valid visa for multiple entries from Canada, the United States of America, Japan, the United Kingdom or any Schengen space country;
- Permanent resident card from Canada, the United States of America, Japan, the United Kingdom, any Schengen space country or Pacific Alliance member countries;
- APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) approved by Mexico.
On the basis of the information which each arriving passenger supplies in the landing card, the attending immigration officer at the Mexican port of entry may authorize a stay of up to 180 days, depending on the purpose of travel, proof of funds and onward travel plans.
A Mexican visa will be required of nationals from countries which do not yet have a visa-waiver agreement with Mexico and are not holding a valid visa or permanet resident card of the above mentioned countries or an ABTC.
1. Visa application (one for each traveler and sent by Email by the Consular Section).
- To be accepted, the application must be fully complete (in latin characters) and the information provided should be legible.
- The documents submitted in support of the application should be listed on the appropriate item.
- The application must be signed. In the case of minors or disabled persons, the application must be signed by both parents or those exercising parental authority.
- Include clear copies of the personal data pages, where appears the following information: passport number, validity period, or renewals.
- Also include photocopies of previous obtained visas as well earlier passports, if applicable.
3. One recent picture (taken no more tan 30 days).
- Must be in color, with white background, size 3.5 x 4.5 cm.
- The face must be uncovered, without glasses or any kind of hats or facial veils.
- Without digital retouch (no photoshop).
4. Financial proof for travel.
- The bank statements should reflect a record for at least 6 months (updated until the date that the visa application is submitted).
- Bank statements recently opened, records or certificates that exclusively refer to the final balance on the account (without presenting the history of movements) will not be accepted.
- The presented bank statements should be ORIGINAL, and must bear the official stamp and signature of the bank that has issued them; please note that depending on the bank, you might be asked to legalize or attest the document by the central bank (if necessary you will be notified at the counter).
- In case of corporate invitations or business trips, should be presented the ORIGINAL invitation letter, which should clearly specify which Company will cover the expenses of the trip ( should be sent directly to the interested party) letters sent by scan or fax will not be accepted.
5. Employment letter / H.R. letter
- Should be presented the ORIGINAL letter addressed to the Embassy of Mexico, this should be recently issued, and should include the job position, period of service for the company and monthly/annual salary received.
- For the business owners: commercial registry, tax card and certificate of membership to the chamber of commerce.
- Other possibly related documents accepted: investment certificates, property deeds.
- In case of the students, we require the ORIGINAL acceptance/enrollment letter from the University or Institute of Superior Education.
6. Flight itinerary and hotel reservation.
7. Consular Interview.
8. Visa fees $53 USD.
b) Once completed step a), and after reviewing the documents submitted, and Email will be sent with the appointment date for the consular interview.
c) Once the consular interview is held, a period of up to ten working days can be taken for the information to be given to the applicant. Therefore, it is important to plan your trip considering this timeout.
a) The Consular Section reserves the right to ask for additional documents based on individual cases.
b) All the documents presented should be ORIGINAL, if the source document is issued in Arabic or another language other than English, it must be translated into Spanish by a certified office of translation.
c) According to the Mexican immigration law, the visa issuance does not guarantee admission to Mexico. The final admission is subject to approval by the sanitary and immigration authorities at the point of entry, thereof which may verify the compliance of the established requirements and traveler profile under a migration filter review.
d) The Mexican immigration law imposes severe restrictions on children traveling alone or in the company of adults other than their parents. Therefore it is important that those traveling with children provide a legal proof of relationship, if any or their legal status to exercise parental authority.