- Minister Naledi Pandor: Re-opening of borders and ports of entry for international travellers during Coronavirus Covid-19 epidemic lockdown level 1
- Statement by the Minister of Home Affairs regarding the reopening of borders and services during Alert Level 1
Travel from Mexico to South Africa is currently PROHIBITED, as per South African regulations (http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/statements-speeches/1373-statement-of-the-minister-of-home-affairs-regarding-the-reopening-of-borders-and-services-during-alert-level-1). We encourage you to check with the South African Department of Home Affairs at your earliest convenience, in order to verify whether you may have problems getting back to South Africa after your travel to Mexico.
No tourism visas are being processed at this Mexican Embassy as a result of South African regulations, until further notice.
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.
- If you are granted a Mexican visa you will be able to travel to Mexico. It does not guarantee entry to the country. More information here.
- O visto mexicano dá-lhe a possibilidade de viajar para o país. Não garante a sua entrada. Mais informações aqui.
- Le visa mexicain vous permet de voyager au Mexique. Cependant, il ne garantit pas l’entrée au pays. Plus d'informations ici.
- La visa mexicana le da la posibilidad de viajar al país. No garantiza su ingreso. Más información aquí.
This information has been updated on January 14, 2019
Minors (under 18 years old) travelling to Mexico only require a valid passport and fulfil the general migration requirements according to their nationality. REQUIREMENTS FEES 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. Fee USD
British Indian Ocean Territory
British Virgin Islands (BVI)
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
United Kingdom of Great Britain
Micronesia, Federated States of
United States of America
US Virgin Islands
Wallis and Futuna Islands
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.
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
Permanent Residence Visa
Visa for the purposes of adoption
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.
EARLY APPLICATION IS HIGHLY RECCOMMENDED.
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Minors (under 18 years old) travelling to Mexico only require a valid passport and fulfil the general migration requirements according to their nationality.
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.