Temporary Resident Visa -economic solvency

General Information

A temporary resident visa is the first step if you want to stay in Mexico for more than 180 days and less than 4 years.

The visa is valid for six months and includes one entry. Once you arrive in Mexico, you must present your Temporary Resident Visa at the National Migration Institute (INM) within the first 30 days of arrival, in order to receive a Temporary Resident Card which will allow you to stay in the country for up to four years, depending on your circumstances.

A temporary resident visa does NOT allow the visa holder to work in Mexico (receive payment of compensation from any Mexican person, company, or entity in exchange for their services), unless a working permit has been previously authorized by the INM.

However, under normal circumstances, it is possible to obtain a Temporary Resident Visa and apply for a working permit once in Mexico, but be advised, no work is possible until Mexican immigration authorities have granted the working permit, regardless of the visa held by the applicant.

All visas are processed at the Mexican Embassy (Str. Herastrau 18, sector 1, Bucharest Romania, tel: +4 021 210 47.28/+4 021 210.45.77). The physical presence of the applicant at the Embassy is an absolute requirement.


  • Visa application form - Click here (print on both sides)
  • Current passport with a minimum validity left of six months.
  • One passport size photograph with white background and visible facial traits (i.e. hair not covering the face).
  • If you are not a Romanian citizen, copy of valid proof that you are legally residing in Romania: visa, resident card, or passport with Romanian immigration entry stamps.
  • ONE of the following supporting documents:

Proof of economic solvency:


Bank or financial statements showing an average monthly balance of 5,000 minimum daily wages in Mexico City in savings or investments for each and every single month over the past twelve months, counting backward from the application lodgement date. The statements must be stamped by the issuing bank/financial institution and show the monthly balance of each and every month. If the statements are issued by a bank or financial institution outside of Romania, you must include an official letter in English or Spanish, from the issuing institution stating the equivalent of your savings/investments in euros, USA dollars, or Mexican Pesos and providing contact details of a representative that can confirm the validity of the statements.


Proof of regular, steady income for each and every single one of the past six months, counting backward from the application lodgement date, of 300 minimum daily wages in Mexico City. Income must be substantiated by presenting payment slips that match the amounts indicated.

IMPORTANT: Documents that are not in either Spanish or English need to be accompanied by a certified translation into Spanish. Furthermore, any official documents that are not issued by Romanian authorities need to be legalized/apostilled.

Payment of consular fees (44$) made in cash and the exact amount, payable to the Mexican Consulate. A receipt will be issued accordingly. The payment will NOT be refunded if your visa application is rejected.

Processing time: One hour after handing in the aforementioned documentation, in a complete and satisfactory manner.

Procedure: The person interested must send an email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) requesting an appointment for a resident visa, with 3 options of the date for the visa interview.


  • The personal presence of the applicant is mandatory for the biometric process and interview.
  • The requirements shown above are the minimum requirements to apply for a visa. It is strongly advised that if you have further evidence to support your visa application, you carry it with you on the day of your appointment.
  • Presenting the minimum requirements of the visa application does not mean that the visa will be approved. Further information might be requested by the Consular agent in charge of processing your application.
  • We strongly advise NOT to make any travel arrangements until a decision on your visa has been made. The embassy will not take any responsibility for any plane tickets purchased before your visa has been approved.
  • Having a Mexican visa gives the possibility to travel to the country, but the entry to Mexican territory is subject to the final decision of the Immigration and Health Authorities in the country.