Please note that travellers who wish to visit Mexico (regardless of their nationality or itinerary), holding a valid, multiple entry visa for the United States of America, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom or the Schengen Space countries DO NOT need to apply for a tourist, business or transit Mexican visa.

Additionally, permanent residents in the United States, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom or the Schengen Space countries who wish to travel to Mexico DO NOT require a visa to enter Mexico as tourists, transit or business visitors.


This information has been updated on January 14, 2019

American Samoa France New Zealand
Andorra French Guiana
Niue Islands
Anguilla French Polynesia Norfolk Islands
Argentina Germany Norway
Aruba Gibraltar Oman
Australia Greece Palau
Austria Greenland Panama
Azores Islands Guadeloupe Paraguay
Bahamas Guam Islands Peru
Barbados Hong Kong Pitcairn Islands
Belgium Hungary Poland
Belize Iceland Portugal
Bermuda Ireland Puerto Rico
Brazil Israel Reunion Island
British Indian Ocean Territory Italy Romania
British Virgin Islands (BVI) Jamaica San Marino
Bulgaria Japan Singapore
Canada Latvia Slovakia
Cayman Islands Liechtenstein Slovenia
Chile Lithuania South Korea
Christmas Islands Luxembourg Spain
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Macao St. Helena
Colombia Mayotte (Mahoré) Sweden
Cook Islands Malaysia Switzerland
Costa Rica Malta Tokelau
Croatia Mariana Islands Trinidad and Tobago
Cyprus Marshall Islands Turks and Caicos
Czech Republic Martinique United Kingdom of Great Britain
Denmark Micronesia, Federated States of United States of America
Ecuador Monaco Uruguay
Estonia Montserrat US Virgin Islands
Falkland Islands Netherlands (Holland) Venezuela
Faroe Islands Netherlands Antilles Wallis and Futuna Islands 
Finland New Caledonia  


 Minors (under 18 years old) travelling to Mexico only require a valid passport and fulfil the general migration requirements according to their nationality.
If the visa application is delivered only by its father or its mother, it is mandatory to submit a notarized authorization from the other parent. If minors or persons requiring legal guardianship attend by themselves or someone different to their parents, it is mandatory to submit a notarized document in which their parents or legal guardianship authorize the visa application.




There is no fee for South African passport holders applying for a TOURIST, BUSINESS OR TRANSIT VISA - except for the Long-Term Visa. For other nationalities (Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe) there is an applicable fee payable in South African Rands.
Please note that the following costs are based on US dollars and the final fee in Rands varies on a monthly basis, depending on the exchange rate:




Visitors without authorization for lucrative activities (TOURISM, BUSINESS OR TRANSIT)
Visitors with authorization for lucrative activities (WORK VISA)
Temporary Residence Visa $36.00
Student Visa $36.00
Permanent Residence Visa
Visa for the purposes of adoption $36.00
Diplomatic, Official or Service Visa


Please note that applicants must comply with our requirements. The visa will be issued upon compliance. Once you have had the consular interview, the visa will be issued within the next 10 working days.

Even though the applicant has been granted a Mexican Visa, once he/she arrives at any point of entry in Mexico, immigration authorities will ask the reasons of the trip, the length of stay in Mexico and how the trip is financially sustained.

Visa applications will be received only Monday to Friday, from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
Visa collection: Monday to Friday, from 12:00 P.M. to 12:30 P.M.
Click here to know which days the Consular Section will be closed

You can also request an appointment through MEXITEL, a free online appointment system, at the following link:
You will need to set up an account and choose the most suitable time for your appointment at the Consular Section of the Embassy. 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. The letter can also be sent to the email account that you provide.
Early application is highly recommended. Please note that, if you wish to reschedule or if you miss your appointment, you will need to file a new request following the above procedure.


For specific inquiries, please send an email to Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.
Telephone: +27(0)12-460-1004

Consular Section:
570 Fehrsen Street, Brooklyn Bridge
Parkdev Building, ground floor
Brooklyn, Pretoria 0181
South Africa.
To view a map of the Embassy