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Embajada de México en Nigeria

 

Student visa Requirements

 

Thank you for your interest in visiting Mexico. In order to apply for a visa, kindly request an appointment through MEXITEL, the free online appointment scheduling system of the Government of Mexico. You can reach it through the following web address:

 

https://mexitel.sre.gob.mx/citas.webportal/

 

There, you will need to set up an account and choose the most suitable time for your appointment at the Consular Section of the Embassy (it’s recommended that you use the web browser Google Chrome when booking your appointment). Once you have booked your appointment, the system will generate a confirmation letter, which you must bring with you to the Embassy on the day of your appointment. Said letter will also be emailed to the email account you provided.

 

We strongly recommend that you request an appointment with plenty of time in advance in order to avoid any inconveniences. Please take note that, if you wish to reschedule for a more convenient date or time, or if you miss your appointment, you will need to request a new one following the same procedure.

 

Once your appointment has been confirmed, you will need to fulfill the following requirements. Please note that all documents are subject to verification and have to be presented in both in original and copy:

 

1.     Please be informed that according with new Government regulations, as of January 1st, 2020, visa applications at the Embassy of Mexico will have a non-refundable naira equivalent charge of $40.00 USD that must be deposited directly to the Embassy’s Account.

2.    Present personally the visa application form dully completed and signed, since your biometric information (picture and fingerprints) is required. It is not possible to present your documents via courier or a third party.

3.    Present a valid passport, with at least 6 months left before its expiry date. If you are not a Nigerian citizen, you will also need to provide either evidence of your legal entry into Nigeria, or of your legal residence in the country.

4.   Bring with you one (1) passport sized color picture, with the following characteristics: front face, without glasses, and a white background.

5.    Original and copy of the acceptance letter from an institution belonging to the National Education System (Sistema Educativo Nacional) for the intention to do studies, courses, or projects for investigative, academic or professional purposes. The letter should specify the following information:

·         Applicant´s full name and nationality.

·         Level, grade or course that the applicant intents to study.

·         Name of the course in which it has been accepted.

·         Date of start of the course and duration of it.

·         Cost of the program and

·         Information about the institution and its registry within Mexico’s Ministry of Education.

 

6.    Provide evidence of adequate economic solvency to cover the study program and living expenses during the duration of the stay:

o   For studies under 6 months:

o   Documents accounting for an employment, pension allowance or scholarship with a monthly income equivalent to minimum $670.00 USD, free of taxes, during the last 3 months, or,

o   Investment documents or bank accounts with a monthly average balance equivalent to $1000.00 USD during the last 3 months, or,

o   If the applicant is less than 25 years old, his parents or legal guardian can present the evidence of economic solvency.

o   For studies of more than 6 months:

o   Documents accounting for an employment, pension allowance or scholarship with a monthly income equivalent to minimum $670.00 USD, free of taxes, during the last 3 months, or,

o   Investment documents or bank accounts with a monthly average balance equivalent to $6,650 USD during the last 3 months, or,

o   If the applicant is less than 25 years old, his parents or legal guardian can present the evidence of economic solvency.

 

7.    Take part in a consular interview.

 

Usually, if the abovementioned requirements are fulfilled and no force majeure impediment arises, in particular the availability of the internet service, the visa is issued the same day it’s requested.

 

Minors. Children under 18 years of age have to present their birth certificate and have to be accompanied by either both parents or their legal guardians, or present a notarized authorization from them to travel to Mexico (applies also for minors travelling alone). When travelling with single parents, widows or divorcees, the corresponding documents should be presented. 

 

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us through the email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The schedule for visa applications is from Monday to Tuesday, from 09:00 to 12:30 hours.