TRAVELLING ON BUSINESS 

For less than 180 days

Romanian citizens do not require a visa to go to Mexico in the following cases: if they travel to Mexico for business, attending conferences, seminars, courses, workshops, or meetings and their stay does not exceed 180 days and they won’t receive any payment in Mexico for their activities and whether their activities within the company will be technical or limited to training and/or consultancy.

Nevertheless, the Migration Authorities at the airport may proceed with a second review and request other things such as: the address and length of stay in Mexico, the means of subsistence during the trip, and the return flight ticket.

It is also advisable to bring the letters of both the company registered in Mexico and the one which employs the person in Romania.

The invitation letter must include, without exception:

  • The applicants’ full name and nationality;
  • Name and address of the organization or private institution;
  • Purpose of the organization or private institution;
  • Full address and contact details of the organization or private institution;
  • Information on the activities that the applicants will do within the organization or private institution;
  • The estimated duration of their stay in Mexico (within 180 days);
  • The written commitment that the organization or private institution will take over the maintenance of the foreign people during their stay in Mexico and their return to their country of origin, and
  • Copy of the official identification with a signature and photograph of the person who signed the responsive letter.

Original headed letter from the foreign company where the applicant works, stating the applicant's salary, technical ability and that the applicant is going to be paid by the foreign company and is not going to receive any salary from a Mexican company or institution.

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For more than 180 days and less than 4 years

If the planned stay in Mexico exceeds 180 days and is less than 4 years, the person must apply for a temporary visa (visa residente temporal). Depending on the purpose, the person must comply with the following requisites:

If the applicant will be hired by a Mexican company or institution and will receive their wages in Mexico, the company or institution must request directly a work permit in Mexico, at the National Institute of Migration: www.inm.gob.mx. Once you have permission (NUT), you must request an appointment at the Embassy of Mexico and a visa will be granted.

This is a single entry visa and will allow the applicants to enter the country to exchange it for a Temporary Resident Card within 30 days upon their arrival at the nearest migration office (INM). The temporary resident card will be valid for one year and multiple entries.

On the contrary, if the person that will work in Mexico will receive their salary outside of Mexico from a foreign company, and stay in the country for more than 180 days, must apply for a temporary visa (visa residente temporal) and should comply with the following requisites:

1)Valid passport with an expiring date of at least six months after the entry day in México.

2) Fill in the visa application form.

3) One passport size photograph (color, with the face clearly visible, without glasses, white background, and taken within the last month).

4) Original responsive letter from an organization or a public or private institution that invites the foreigner to participate in a non-lucrative activity in Mexico The letter should contain the following information:

  1. Applicant's full name and nationality;
  2. The corporate name of the organization;
  3. Official registration number;
  4. Purpose of the organization or private institution;
  5. Full address and contact details of the organization or private institution;
  6. Information on the activities that the applicants will do within the organization or private institution. The documents that prove that the applicant has the experience, ability, skills, or knowledge necessary to fulfill the activity for which he or she was invited, in original and copy.
  7. Starting and completion date;
  8. The written commitment that the organization or private institution will cover the maintenance fees during the person’s stay in Mexico and their return to their country of origin, and
  9. Copy of the official identification with signature and photograph of the person who signed the letter.

♦If the inviting organization will cover the applicant’s living expenses, proof of economic solvency from the inviting organization or institution: original and copy of bank statements showing a monthly average amount of at least 10, 000 minimum daily wages in Mexico City (totaling $1,232,200.00 MXN, equivalent to approximately 40.000 euros), on each and every month of the last twelve months. NOTE: Public and private institutions belonging to the National Education System (for example, universities) do not need to show proof of economic solvency.

If the inviting institution will not cover the applicant’s living expenses, proof of economic solvency from the applicant, either by:

•Bank or financial statements showing an average monthly balance of 5,000 minimum daily wages in Mexico City (totaling $616,100.00MXN, equivalent to approximately 20.000 euros) 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, SUA dollars or Mexican Pesos and providing contact details of a representative that can confirm the validity of the statements.

OR

•Proof or regular, steady income for each and every single one of the past six months, counting backward from the application lodgement date, of 200 minimum daily wages in Mexico City (totaling $24,644.00 MXN, approximately 950 euro). Income has to be substantiated by presenting payment slips that match the amounts indicated.

5) 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.

Notes:

  • If the company is not based in Romania, the letter must be legalized (apostilled).
  • When the visitor has been invited by a Mexican company/Institution to perform lucrative activities, the Mexican company/institution must request the work permit at the National Migration Institute in Mexico www.inm.gob.mx
  • 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 do NOT 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.

The Consular Section of the Embassy is open from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:00 hours.