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Working Holiday Visa for Citizens of New Zealand

 

A Working Holiday Visa is the first step if you want to travel to Mexico for 1 year for work and holiday purposes.

 

A Working Holiday Visa allow the visa holder to work in Mexico. Participants may not work for the same employer for a period longer than 3 months. They may participate in one training or study course of up to 3 months’ length during the period of visit to Mexico. The applicant must have between 18 and 30 years old, both inclusive, at the time of application and must NOT be accompanied by dependants.

 

ATTENTION:

 

Once the applicant arrives in Mexico, it is mandatory to present the Working Holiday Visa at the INM (National Institute of Migration) within the first 30 days of arrival, in order to request a Temporary Resident Card, valid for 1 year.

 

The Mexican Embassy reserves the right not to issue a visa if the requirements are met or the individual is not considered suitable to be issued a visa.

 

Ultimately, it is the decision of the immigration officer to allow or refuse entrance to Mexico, even if you carry with you a valid visa.

 

An entry tax of $20.00 USD must be paid at the port of entry by those arriving by land or sea. Those entering Mexico by air, will already have paid this tax as part of their airfare.

 

Mexican immigration authorities may ask for proof of solvency (bank statements or a credit card), hotel bookings or your return ticket.

 

Requirements and steps to follow:

·         Valid passport.

·         One colour photograph without retouching, passport size (white background, without glasses, any garment that prevents full identification of the person and taken prior to the request for proof of no more than 30 days).

·         Quote of medical insurance policy, including comprehensive allowance, valid for at least one year from the intended date of entry.

·         Proof of economic solvency:

The applicant must have sufficient funds to cover return airfares and expenses while in Mexico.

 

·         Option 1: Bank statements or Payslips from the last 3 months, with a monthly income of $1,000.00 NZD

·         Option 2: Credit Card statement showing a credit limit of $1,500.00 NZD

If you meet all the requirements, all documents should be sent to the following email address Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. in PDF format.

 

The documents will be revised and we will contact you to schedule an appointment if everything is correct. Once the appointment date has been set, you will need to bring all your original documents on the day of the appointment

 

 

 

Mexican Visitor Visa

 

Mexican Visitor Visa is the first step if you want to travel to Mexico for less than 180 days for tourism purposes.

 

A Mexican Visitor Visa does NOT allow the visa holder to work in Mexico.

 

ATTENTION:

 

Holders of a valid passport from New Zealand, do not require a visa to enter Mexico if they are travelling for less than 180 days for tourism purposes.

 

The Mexican Embassy reserves the right not to issue a visa if the requirements are met or the individual is not considered suitable to be issued a visa.

 

Ultimately, it is the decision of the immigration officer to allow or refuse entrance to Mexico, even if you carry with you a valid visa.

 

An entry tax of $20.00 USD must be paid at the port of entry by those arriving by land or sea. Those entering Mexico by air, will already have paid this tax as part of their airfare.

 

Mexican immigration authorities may ask for proof of solvency (bank statements or a credit card), hotel bookings or your return ticket.

 

If you DO NOT hold a New Zealand passport, please check whether or not you require a visa by checking the links below:

 

ATTENTION:

 

If you have a valid Multiple Entry Visa, or you are a permanent resident from the United States, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom or any country of the Schengen Area, you can enter Mexico for up to 180 days without a Mexican Visitor Visa.

 

Countries and regions that REQUIRE a visa to enter Mexico

 

Countries and regions that DO NOT require a visa to enter Mexico

 

Requirements and steps to follow if your REQUIRE a visa to enter Mexico:

·         Valid passport.

·         One colour photograph without retouching, passport size (white background, without glasses, any garment that prevents full identification of the person and taken prior to the request for proof of no more than 30 days).

·         Visa issued by Immigration New Zealand (for non-New Zealand citizens).

·         Proof of economic solvency:

Bank statements or Payslips from the last 3 months, with a monthly income of $2,500.00 NZD

·         Letter of employment stating that the applicant has been working for that particular company/organization for at least one year.

If the applicant is currently studying in New Zealand:

·         Valid passport.

·         One colour photograph without retouching, passport size (white background, without glasses, any garment that prevents full identification of the person and taken prior to the request for proof of no more than 30 days).

·         Visa issued by Immigration New Zealand (for non-New Zealand citizens).

·         Proof of economic solvency:

Bank statements or Payslips from the last 3 months, with a monthly income of $600.00 NZD

·         Proof of enrolment at a school or university (Academic Transcript or Student Records).

 

If you meet all the requirements, all documents should be sent to the following email address Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. in PDF format.

 

The documents will be revised and we will contact you to schedule an appointment if everything is correct. Once the appointment date has been set, you will need to bring all your original documents on the day of the appointment.

 

 

 

Temporary Resident Visa

 

A Temporary Resident Visa is the first step if you want to stay in Mexico more than 180 days and less than 4 years.

 

A Temporary Resident Visa does NOT allow the visa holder to work in Mexico, unless a working permit has been previously authorized by the INM (National Institute of Immigration).

 

ATTENTION:

 

Once the applicant arrives in Mexico, it is mandatory to present the Temporary Resident Visa at the INM (National Institute of Migration) within the first 30 days of arrival, in order to request a Temporary Resident Card, valid for a period of time from 180 days to 4 years.

 

The Mexican Embassy reserves the right not to issue a visa if the requirements are met or the individual is not considered suitable to be issued a visa.

 

Ultimately, it is the decision of the immigration officer to allow or refuse entrance to Mexico, even if you carry with you a valid visa.

 

An entry tax of $20.00 USD must be paid at the port of entry by those arriving by land or sea. Those entering Mexico by air, will already have paid this tax as part of their airfare.

 

Mexican immigration authorities may ask for proof of solvency (bank statements or a credit card), hotel bookings or your return ticket.

 

Requirements and steps to follow:

·         Valid passport.

·         One colour photograph without retouching, passport size (white background, without glasses, any garment that prevents full identification of the person and taken prior to the request for proof of no more than 30 days).

·         Visa issued by Immigration New Zealand (for non-New Zealand citizens).

 

Chose the category that applies to your situation

 

A) Economic Solvency:

 

Option 1: Bank statements from the last 12 months, with a monthly average of $42,000.00 NZD

 

Option 2: Proof of steady income from the last 6 months, with a monthly average of $2,500.00 NZD

 

B) Scientific Investigation in Mexican Waters:

 

Letter by which the diplomatic representation in Mexico confirms that the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs has received the authorisation by the national authorities for the scientific/research activities in Mexican waters. The letter must contain full name and nationality of the applicant, name of the organisation, information about activities/projects and estimated length of the activity.

·         Full name and nationality of the applicant.

·         Name of the organisation or institution, full address, contact information, registration number and purpose of the organisation.

·         Information about the activities or project to develop and estimated duration.

·         Invitation from an Organisation or an Institution.

·         Invitation letter to participate in an unpaid activity in Mexico, with the following information:

·         Full name and nationality of the applicant.

·         Name of the organisation or institution, full address, contact information, registration number and purpose of the organisation.

·         Information about the activities or project to develop and estimated duration.

·         The binding responsibility to cover living expenses of the applicant.

·         Copy of the official ID of the person who signs the responsive letter

·         Documents providing proof of applicant’s skills to perform such activities.

·         If the organisation will cover the applicant’s expenses, proof of economic solvency. Except for institutions for the National Education System.

·         If the organisation will not cover the expenses, economic solvency from the applicant.

 

C) Familiar Unity:

·         Official ID of the Mexican citizen or Resident of Mexico. The person must be physically present at the Embassy of Mexico in New Zealand during the appointment.

·         Economic solvency: $850.00 NZD per family member sponsored.

For spouses: Marriage certificate.

For parents: Birth certificate of the Mexican citizen or resident.

For minors: Birth certificate of the applicant.

For children of spouses: Birth certificate of the applicant and marriage certificate of the spouse.

Ownership of real estate in Mexico

Public deed of a property valued at least $340,000.00 NZD 

Investor

Proof of participation in the capital stock of a Mexican legal entity (deed or policy), with a share of at least $170,000.00 NZD

 

Proof of the ownership of personal property or fixed assets in Mexico, with a value of at least $170,000.00 NZD

 

Proof of the development of economic or business activities in Mexico, with documents such as contracts, invoices, receipts, or proof issued by IMSS proving that the company in Mexico is an employer of at least three workers.

 

If you meet all the requirements, all documents should be sent to the following email address Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. in PDF format.

 

The documents will be revised and we will contact you to schedule an appointment if everything is correct. Once the appointment date has been set, you will need to bring all your original documents on the day of the appointment.

 

 

 

Permanent Resident Visa

 

A Permanent Resident Visa is the first step if you want to live in Mexico permanently.

 

A Permanent Resident Visa does NOT allow the visa holder to work in Mexico, unless a working permit has been previously authorized by the INM (National Institute of Immigration).

 

ATTENTION:

 

Once the applicant arrives in Mexico, it is mandatory to present the Permanent Resident Visa at the INM (National Institute of Migration) within the first 30 days of arrival, in order to request a Permanent Resident Card.

 

The Mexican Embassy reserves the right not to issue a visa if the requirements are met or the individual is not considered suitable to be issued a visa.

 

Ultimately, it is the decision of the immigration officer to allow or refuse entrance to Mexico, even if you carry with you a valid visa.

 

An entry tax of $20.00 USD must be paid at the port of entry by those arriving by land or sea. Those entering Mexico by air, will already have paid this tax as part of their airfare.

 

Mexican immigration authorities may ask for proof of solvency (bank statements or a credit card), hotel bookings or your return ticket.

 

Requirements and steps to follow:

·         Valid passport.

·         One colour photograph without retouching, passport size (white background, without glasses, any garment that prevents full identification of the person and taken prior to the request for proof of no more than 30 days).

·         Visa issued by Immigration New Zealand (for non-New Zealand citizens).

Chose the category that applies to your situation

 

A)          Retirement:

Option 1: Investments or bank statements from the last 12 months, with a monthly average of $170,000.00 NZD

 

Option 2: Proof of steady income in New Zealand’s Superannuation Found from the last 6 months, with a monthly average of $4,200.00 NZD

A)          Familiar Unity

If you meet all the requirements, all documents should be sent to the following email address Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. in PDF format.

 

The documents will be revised and we will contact you to schedule an appointment if everything is correct. Once the appointment date has been set, you will need to bring all your original documents on the day of the appointment

 

 

 

Student Visa

 

A Mexican Student Visa is the first step if you want to study in Mexico for more than 180 days for academic purposes.

 

A Mexican Student Visa does NOT allow the visa holder to work in Mexico.

 

ATTENTION:

 

Holders of a valid passport from New Zealand, do not require a visa to enter Mexico if they are traveling for less than 180 days for academic purposes.

 

Once the applicant arrives in Mexico, it is mandatory to present the Mexican Student Visa at the INM (National Institute of Migration) within the first 30 days of arrival, in order to request a Temporary Resident Card.

 

The Mexican Embassy reserves the right not to issue a visa if the requirements are met or the individual is not considered suitable to be issued a visa.

 

Ultimately, it is the decision of the immigration officer to allow or refuse entrance to Mexico, even if you carry with you a valid visa.

 

An entry tax of $20.00 USD must be paid at the port of entry by those arriving by land or sea. Those entering Mexico by air, will already have paid this tax as part of their airfare.

 

Mexican immigration authorities may ask for proof of solvency (bank statements or a credit card), hotel bookings or your return ticket.

 

Requirements and steps to follow:

·         Valid passport.

·         One colour photograph without retouching, passport size (white background, without glasses, any garment that prevents full identification of the person and taken prior to the request for proof of no more than 30 days).

·         Visa issued by Immigration New Zealand (for non-New Zealand citizens).

·         Letter of acceptance from the Academic Institution. It must include the applicant’s full name, name of the course, level, starting and finishing dates, fees and contact details and information of the Academic Institution.

·         Proof of economic solvency:

The applicant must have sufficient funds to cover return airfares and expenses while in Mexico. If the applicant is under 25 years old, financial solvency can be accounted by his/her parents.

 

Option 1: Investments, savings or bank statements from the last 3 months, with a monthly average of $8,500.00 NZD

 

Option 2: Proof of steady income from the last 3 months, with a monthly average of $2,500.00 NZD

 

If you meet all the requirements, all documents should be sent to the following email address Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. in PDF format.

 

The documents will be revised and we will contact you to schedule an appointment if everything is correct. Once the appointment date has been set, you will need to bring all your original documents on the day of the appointment

 

 

 

Traveling to Mexico with a criminal conviction

 

Immigration authorities may decide to refuse the request to enter the country if the applicant is subject to criminal process or has been convicted of a serious crime as defined by national laws on criminal matters or provisions in international treaties or conventions that the Mexican State is party to, or if the applicant’s background in Mexico or abroad could compromise national or public security. The decision is made by the Immigration officer at the border, and there is no process that will guarantee you entry.

 

According to Article 194 of the Federal Code on Criminal Proceedings, serious crimes include all crimes that have a significant, negative effect on the fundamental values of society. Serious crimes include, among others: manslaughter; terrorism and international terrorism; sabotage; piracy; genocide; prison break; attacks on public thoroughfares; drug-related crimes; corruption of minors; child pornography; exploitation of minors; falsifying and counterfeit of currency; rape; highway robbery; trafficking in minors; trafficking in undocumented persons; aggravated robbery; vehicular theft; extortion; crimes against the environment, committed with intent; forced disappearance of persons; bearing arms reserved for the exclusive use of the Army, Navy or Air Force; smuggling into the country firearms not reserved for the exclusive use of the Army, Navy or Air Force; smuggling and comparable crimes, and; tax fraud and comparable crimes.

 

If you decide to go ahead with your travel it is understanding that individuals with criminal records must declare so at the point of entry and are subject to the decision made by Immigration authorities.