This type of visa is appropriate if:


  • You are moving to Mexico to live there indefinitely
  • You don´t have a work authorization



  • Apply at this Consular Section in person
  • Fill out the application form
  • Valid passport in original and one color photocopy of page containing personal information
  • If not a South African citizen, valid proof of legal residence/entry in South Africa and one photocopy
  • One photo passport size(size 1.5 x 1.3/4 inches), color, no glasses, white background
  • Original financial records: last twelve months of your bank statements*; last twelve months of pay stubs or pension payments; employment letter specifying your position and salary and the last twelve months; international credit card statements from the last twelve months; OR yearly social security statement and one copy. You can also submit official documents proving the ownership of a property/company/business and one photocopy of them, for a minimum of 2 years.
  • Visa applications will be received only Monday to Friday, from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.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.
  • Payment of consular fee (only cash ZAR)

* The bank statements must be stamped by the banking institution.