Visas

 

IMPORTANT

 

Starting January 1st 2017, ALL visa applications submitted to the Embassy of Mexico will cost $36.00 USD payable in MYR at the latest exchange rate. Payment is non-refundable and also does not guarantee that the visa application will be approved.

 

 

 

EXEMPTION OF THE MEXICAN VISA TO TRAVEL TO MEXICO

FOR ALL NATIONALITIES: The visitor of any nationality whose purpose of traveling to Mexico is tourism, business or transit holding a valid Canadian, Japanese, British, USA or Schengen Space countries visa does not need to obtain a Mexican visa. The immigration authorities at the point of entry in Mexico (airport -border - port) will verify the validity of the USA visa (or flight ticket USA-Mexico) and the passport presented, and thereafter will grant the entry to Mexican territory.

The visitor of any nationality whose purpose of traveling to Mexico is tourism, business or transit and who is a legal permanent resident in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan or the Schengen Space is exempted of applying for a Mexican visa, provided that the visitor proves the permanent residence before the immigration authorities at the point of entry in Mexico (airport -border - port).

The visitor holding an ABTC card issued by APEC is exempted of applying for the Mexican visa.

 


Malaysians

- Since 9th November 2012 the consular stamp does not longer exist and Malaysian nationals are exempted from obtaining a Mexican visa to enter Mexico if the purpose of the visit is to perform non-paid activities for up to 180 days (visitor without permit to perform paid activities). For example, tourism, business, technical visit and transit.

- A visa is required for the following cases:

  • To study for more than 6 months
  • To perform paid activities.
  • To reside temporarily.
  • To reside permanently.

- Malaysians holding a diplomatic or official passport do not require visa to enter Mexico, being entitled for stays of 90 days.


Other nationalities

CLICK FOR THE LIST OF COUNTRIES THAT DO NOT REQUIRE A VISA TO TRAVEL TO MEXICO.

CLICK FOR THE LIST OF COUNTRIES THAT REQUIRE A VISA TO TRAVEL TO MEXICO.

 

Important

If you are granted a Mexican visa you will be able to travel to Mexico. It does not guarantee entry to the country. At the point of entry, Mexican immigration authorities may ask you some questions to confirm the reasons you are travelling, the length of your stay in Mexico and how you are financing your trip.

As in all countries, Mexican immigration authorities will verify the authenticity of all the documents you present and the truthfulness of the information you provide. They will also confirm that no outright restriction exists.

The reasons for your trip must match your visa type.

 

Everyone visiting or living in Mexico has rights which must be respected. Foreigners have the right to contact their embassy or consulate.


Applying For a Visa

Starting January 1st 2017, ALL visa applications submitted to the Embassy of Mexico will cost $36.00 USD payable in MYR at the latest exchange rate. Payment is non-refundable and also does not guarantee that the visa application will be approved. Instructions about the payment will be given at the counter.

 

If you need to apply for a visa, you must fulfill the following requirements:

General requirements

  • Submission of valid passport, in original and copy of the data page and applicant’s signature page.
  • One studio colour photograph, applicant looking to the camera with face uncovered, no spectacles, white background, minimum size of 32mm X 26mm and maximum size of 39mm X 31mm.
  • If the applicant is not Malaysian, the legal stay in Malaysia must be proved.
  • An application form duly completed. (DOWNLOAD HERE...)
  • If the applicant is a minor, the parents or tutors must sign the format before the officer at the Embassy.
  • Present the documents stated in the specific requirements (detailed below) according to the purpose of your travel to Mexico:

A. Visitor without permit to perform paid activities (tourism, business, technical visit, transit, to study for less than 180 days)

Prove one of the one of following conditions (a, b, c, d, e, or f):

a) Real estate:

  • Original and copy of deeds of real property registered in the name of applicant and proof of stable employment with seniority of at least two years; or
  • Original and copy of deeds of real property registered in the name of applicant and proof of ownership or shareholding for a minimum of two years in a business registered in the Companies Commission of Malaysia (Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia, SSM).

b) Economic solvency:

  • Original and copy of investment or bank statements for the latest three or six months, 
  • Original and copy of document proving income from employment or pension during the latest three or six months and proof of stable employment with seniority of at least one year, or
  • In the case of students enrolled in higher education institutions, original certificate of studies and proof of income from employment, pension or scholarship during the latest three or six months.

c) Invitation letter:

  • Presentation of invitation letter from an organization or public/private institution in Mexico.(when the applicant is entering Mexico to perform non paid activities in Mexico, e.g. business meetings, technical visits, attend conferences, participate in sport events, etc.) The content of the invitation letter from Mexico must include:
  • Complete name of applicant and nationality

  • Name of the organization/public or private institution in Mexico that invites the applicant

  • Registration number of the organization/public or private institution in Mexico

  • Complete address and contact details of the organization/public or private institution in Mexico

  • Information on the activity or project in which the applicant will participate in Mexico

  • Estimated duration of stay in Mexico or approximate date of completion

  • If it is the case, a statement that the organization/public or private institution will be financially responsible for the applicant’s stay in Mexico and for his/her return to the country of origin or country of residence (except public and private institutions belonging to the National Education System)

  • Copy of an official identification of the person who signs the invitation letter.

  • Original and copy of documents proving that the applicant has the experience, capacity, skills or knowledge needed to perform the activity for which he/she is invited, and
  • Proof of economic solvency (except when the organization or company bears the travel and accommodation expenses in Mexico and is clearly expressed in the letter):

1.    Original and copy of investment or bank statements for the latest six months, or

2.    Original and copy of document proving income from employment or pension during the latest six months.

d) Humanitarian cause:

  • Serious health condition

I. If the applicant is:

  1. Spouse or concubine of a foreigner in Mexico in serious health condition, marriage certificate or certificate of common- law union issued by the respective authority from the applicants’ country of origin; or
  2. Daughter/son of a foreigner in Mexico in serious health condition, original and copy of the applicants’ birth certificate; or
  3. The father/mother of a foreigner in Mexico in serious health condition, original and copy of the daughter/son’s birth certificate.

II. Original of the document stating the health condition of the foreigner in Mexico issued by a public or private health institution, issued no more than 30 days before.

  • Identification or recovery of corpse

I. If the applicant is:

  1. Spouse or concubine of a foreigner who died in Mexico, marriage certificate or certificate of common- law union (or its equivalent) issued by the respective authority from the applicants’ country of origin; or

  2. Daughter/son of a foreigner who died in Mexico, original and copy of the applicants’ birth certificate; or

  3. The father/mother of a foreigner who died in Mexico, original and copy of the daughter/son’s birth certificate.

II. Original of the document notifying the applicant she/he is required to identify or recover the corpse, issued by a Mexican authority.

  • For public interest

I. Request from a federal, state or municipal authority to perform, direct, coordinate or support help or rescue actions in emergency situations or disaster in Mexico.

e) Scientific research or collection of samples in Mexican territory or national waters (with previous authorization from the Mexican authorities in territorial waters)

  • Copy of document from the applicant’s Embassy in Mexico notifying that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico (Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores) received from the respective authorities the authorization for the foreigner to participate in a scienti

  1. fic research project or collection of samples in Mexican territory or national waters. The document must state:

I. Full name and nationality of the applicant,

II. Name of organization or public or private institution inviting the applicant,

III. Approximate duration or approximate date of completion.

f) Studies

  • Original and copy of acceptance letter from an institution belonging to the National Education System to participate in courses, studies or research projects or academic or professional training for no more than 180 days, stating:

I. Full name of applicant,

II. Level, degree and field of study the applicant will enroll,

III. Name of course the applicant has been accepted,

IV. Course’s start and end dates

V. Tuition fees, and

VI. Contact details of the education institution

  • Proof of economic solvency to afford the tuition fees, accommodation and daily expenses during the courses:

I. Original and copy of investment or bank statements for the latest six months, or

II. Original and copy of document proving income from employment, pension or scholarship/grant during the latest six months; or

B. Visitor without permit to perform paid activities - Long validity

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C. Visitor for processing an adoption

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D. Temporary residence (from 180 days until 4 years)

To prove one of the following conditions (a, b, c, d, e, or f)

a) Economic solvency

  1. Original and copy of investment or bank statements for the latest 12 months, or
  2. Original and copy of document proving income from employment or pension during the latest six months.

b) Scientific research in Mexican national waters

  1. Copy of document from the applicant’s Embassy in Mexico notifying that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico (Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores) received from the respective authorities the authorization for the foreigner to participate in a scientific research project or collection of samples in Mexican territory or national waters. The document must state:

I. Full name of applicant and nationality,

II. Name of organization or public or private institution inviting the applicant,

III. Information on the activity to be performed or the project in which the foreigner will participate,

IV. Approximate duration or approximate date of completion.

c) Invitation letter

1. Presentation of invitation letter from an organization or public/private institution in Mexico. The content of the invitation letter from Mexico must include:

  • Complete name of applicant and nationality
  • Name of the organization/public or private institution in Mexico
  • Registration number of the organization/public or private institution in Mexico
  • Complete address and contact details of the organization/public or private institution in Mexico
  • Information on the activity or project in which the applicant will participate in Mexico
  • Estimated duration of stay in Mexico or approximate date of completion
  • If it is the case, a statement that the organization/public or private institution will be financially responsible for the applicant’s stay in Mexico and for his/her return to the country of origin or country of residence (if it is not applicable refer to requirement number 2)
  • Copy of an official identification of the person who signs the invitation letter.
  • When the organization or private institution bears the travel and accommodation expenses in Mexico and is clearly expressed in the letter, attachment of original and copy of investment or bank statements from the latest 12 months (except public and private institutions belonging to the National Education System).

2. Proof of economic solvency (if the applicant bears the accommodation expenses):

  • Original and copy of investment or bank statements for the latest 12 months, or

  • Original and copy of document proving income from employment or pension during the latest six months.

3. Original and copy of documents proving that the applicant has the experience, capacity, skills or knowledge needed to perform the activity for which he/she is invited.

d) Family reunion

1. When the applicant has a bond with a foreigner who has been granted a temporary residence or a temporary residence visa in Mexico.

  1. If the applicant is:

- Spouse or concubine of a foreigner who has been granted a temporary residence or a temporary residence visa, original and copy of marriage certificate or certificate of common-law union or equivalent issued by the respective authority from the applicants’ country of origin; or

- Daughter/son of a foreigner who has been granted a temporary residence or a temporary residence visa as long as the applicant is a child or teenager and has not married, original and copy of the applicants’ birth certificate; or

- The father/mother of a foreigner in Mexico who has been granted a temporary residence or a temporary residence visa, original and copy of the daughter/son’s birth certificate.

- Daughter/son of the spouse or concubine of a foreigner who has been granted a temporary residence or a temporary residence visa, and as long as the applicant is a child or teenager and has not married, original and copy of the applicants’ birth certificate and original and copy of marriage certificate or certificate of common-law union or equivalent issued by the respective authority from the with the foreigner who has been granted a temporary residence or a temporary residence visa.

  1. Original and copy of the temporary residence card or temporary residence visa

  2. Proof of economic solvency (if the applicant bears the accommodation expenses):

- Original and copy of investment or bank statements for the latest 6 months, or

- Original and copy of document proving income from employment or pension during the latest six months.

2. When the applicant is the spouse or concubine of a foreigner who has been granted a permanent residence in Mexico:

  • Original and copy of marriage certificate or certificate of common-law union or equivalent issued by the respective authority from the applicants’ country of origin;

  • Original and copy of the temporary residence card or temporary residence visa, and

  • Proof of economic solvency (if the applicant bears the accommodation expenses):

- Original and copy of investment or bank statements for the latest 6 months, or

- Original and copy of document proving income from employment or pension during the latest six months.

3. When the applicant is the spouse or concubine of a Mexican:

  • Original and copy of marriage certificate or certificate of common-law union or equivalent issued by the respective authority;

  • Original and copy of document that proves the Mexican nationality, according to the article 3rd of the Ley de Nacionalidad;

  • Proof of economic solvency (if the applicant bears the accommodation expenses):

- Original and copy of investment or bank statements for the latest 6 months, or

- Original and copy of document proving income from employment or pension during the latest six months.

e) Real estate in Mexican territory

Original and copy of deeds of real property registered in the name of applicant.

f) Investor

  1. Original and copy of the deed of the Mexican company issued by Notary Public, or other document certified by the company’s administration or company’s officer in which is stated that the applicant is a shareholder, attaching the correspondent document that shows the shareholding;

  2. Original and copy of the document proving the ownership of real estate by the foreign company;

  3. Original and copy of the documents that support the economic or entrepreneurial activities in Mexican territory, which can be contracts, service orders, invoices, receipts, business plan, licenses or permits, and certificate from the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social that states that the applicant employs at least 5 persons.

g) Student Temporary Residence 

 

  1. Letter of acceptance by the University/Institution which should include the following information:
  • Name of the University or Institution, address, official registration number
  • Complete name of the applicant/student (same as in the passport) and nationality.
  • Level of the course and area of studies
  • Name of the course or activity
  • Length of the course and dates
  • Cost of the course or activity
  • Proof of economic solvency to cover the studies
  • People who are receiving an scholarship: The letter must mention the amount of the scholarship that the student will receive.
  • People who are you are under 25 years old: Their parents can sponsor their studies.
  • People who are above 25 years old: Must demonstrate that they have enough resources to cover their expenses on their own.

E. Student - Temporary residence

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F. Permanent residence

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G. Visitor or temporary resident with permission to engage in gainful activity

Foreigners who wish to travel to Mexico with the intent to conduct remunerated activities must have an offer of employment. The Mexican institution, company or person who intends to hire the foreigner must submit the visa application directly to the National Migration Institute (Instituto Nacional de Migración, INM) in Mexico. The Embassy or Consulate may only issue a visa if it has been authorized by the INM. Once the foreigner has the corresponding authorization, he must apply personally at any Mexican Consulate.