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Visas Requirements Imprimir

Welcome to the Visa Section of the Consulate of Mexico in Seattle. The main goal of this information is to facilitate the understanding of immigration procedures and simplify the filling of the documents that we need to process your visas. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have doubts. Please note that the requirements presented in this section apply to the Consulate of Mexico in Seattle, whose jurisdiction includes the states of Washington and Alaska. These requirements could be subject to change. Esta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spam bots. Necesita activar JavaScript para visualizarla

If you are planning to retire in Mexico and are a citizen of the United States you can obtain a multiple entre permit (FM3) that will allow you to live in Mexico for up to a year.

You must submit the following requirements:

1. Valid passport.

2.  A notarized letter from your bank addressed to the Consulate of Mexico in Seattle Washington, stating proof of income. The head of the family needs to prove an income of at least US $ 1,000.00 a month and for each dependent member an additional minimum of US $ 500.00 monthly. This letter must specify that the monthly income is to be transferred to a Mexican bank;

3. A letter of good conduct from the Washington State Patrol;

4. Pay a Consular fee;

5. Two front-view pictures passport size (2” x 2”).

6. Fill out the Visa Application form, available at the Consulate. For a downloadable Visa Application form in PDF format (click here PDF)

7. Apply at this Consulate in person from 10:00 am to 13:00pm Monday to Friday. (Click here for the Consulate’s Location). Once you provide all your paperwork and fulfill the requirements listed above you will get appointment to get the FM-3.

The permit can be renewed every year for up to five years. The renewal for the FM-3 permit can only be processed in Mexico.

For additional information please call us at (206) 448-3526 Ext 105 with Gabriel Diaz. (gdiaz@sr Esta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spam bots. Necesita activar JavaScript para visualizarla )

Technical Personnel Visitors are considered the representatives of companies who whish to enter Mexico temporarily in order to provide specialized services. The corresponding multiple-entry visa (FM-3) can be issued for up to a year. The requirements are the following:

  1. Submit company letter requesting visa. The letter must be addressed to the Consulate of Mexico and presented in original. It must include the following :
  • Title or position of applicant within the company;
  • Detailed description of applicant’s activities in Mexico, including names and sites of Mexican companies or entities with whom the applicant will be working. It is very important to provide a clear job description of the applicant;
  • Duration of applicant’s activities in Mexico. Please refer as accurately as possible for what length of time the visa is needed.
  • Explanation of how the salary and expenses of applicant’s stay in Mexico will be covered.
  1. Submit valid passport. If not a US or Canadian citizen, present US Permanent Residence card or evidence of legally stay in US.
  2. Submit two front-view pictures, passport size (2” x 2”).
  3. Apply in person.
  4. Fill out the Visa Application form, available at the Consulate. For a downloadable Visa Application form in PDF format, (click here PDF).
  5. Apply at this Consulate in person from 10:00 am to 13:00pm Monday to Friday. (Click here for the Consulate’s Location). Once you provide all your paperwork and fulfill the requirements listed above you will obtain an appointment to get the FM3.

For additional information please call us at (206) 448-3526 Ext 105 with Gabriel Diaz (gdiaz Esta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spam bots. Necesita activar JavaScript para visualizarla )

Business Visitors are considered the representatives of companies who wish to enter Mexico temporarily in order to develop industrial and trade promotion activities. The corresponding multiple-entry migratory document (FM-3) can be issued for up to a year.

The requirements are as follow:

  1. Submit a company letter requesting applicant’s entry to Mexico, including names and addressed to the Consulate of Mexico and presented in original. It must include the following :
  • Title or position of applicant within the company.
  • Detailed description of applicant’s activities in Mexico, including names and sites of Mexican companies or entities with whom the applicant will be working.
  • It is very important to provide a clear description of the activities the applicant will be performing.
  • Duration of applicant’s activities in Mexico. Please refer as accurately as possible for what length of time the document is needed.
  • Explanation of how the salary and expenses of applicant’s stay in Mexico will be covered.
  1. Submit your valid passport. If you are not a United States or Canadian citizen, you will need to present your Permanent Residence card or evidence of your migratory status in the United States.
  2. Submit two front-view pictures, passport size (2” x 2”).
  3. Apply in person.
  4. The consular fee
  5. Fill out the Visa Application form, available at the Consulate. For a downloadable Visa Application form in PDF format,(click here PDF).
  6. Apply at this Consulate General in person from 10:00 am to 13:00pm Monday to Friday. (Click here for the Consulate’s Location). Once you provide all your paperwork and fulfill the requirements listed above you will obtain appointment to get the FM-3.

For additional information please contact us at (206) 448-3526 Ext. 105, with Gabriel Diaz (gdiaz Esta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spam bots. Necesita activar JavaScript para visualizarla ).

If you are a Citizen of the United States or Canada, you don’t need a visa. You only need a valid passport.

If you are a Permanent Resident of the United States or Canada, you don’t  need a visa, despite your nationality. You only need a valid passport and your permanent resident card in order to travel to Mexico.

Otherwise, the requirements for the issuance of a Tourist Visa are:

  1. Fill out the Visa Application form, available at the Consulate. For a downloadable Visa Application form in PDF format, (click here PDF).
  2. Valid passport in original and one photocopy of the pages containing personal information, photograph of bearer and expiration date/extensions;
  3. Valid US visa for multiple entries; at least with 3 months of validity at the time of your filing and  one photocopy.
  4. Valid I-94 or I-20 form in original and one photocopy;
  5. Proof of economic solvency (i.e.: bank statements, pay stubs, international credit card statement, actual credit card) with one photocopy;
  6. Payment of consular fee.
  7. Submit two front-view pictures, passport size (2” x 2”).
  8. Apply at this Consulate General in person from 10:00 am to 13:00pm Monday to Friday. (click here for the Consulate’s Location). Once you provide all your paperwork and fulfill the requirements listed above, you will get an appointment to obtain the visa.

For additional information please call us at (206) 448-3526 Ext 122 with Gabriel Diaz.  ( Esta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spam bots. Necesita activar JavaScript para visualizarla )

If you are planning to retire in Mexico and you posses an FM-3 permit, a visa for your Household item can be issued at the Consulate of Mexico in Seattle. This visa entiles you to move your household goods into Mexico, on a temporary basis, without paying impotation duties.

The list should include the following

1. Addrees in the United States on the top left of the list;
2. Addrees in Mexico on the Top right;
3. List that includes the following four columns;
a) Quantity
b) Description of the item.
c) Serial number andd) Approximate value of the item.

4. The total amount in US dollars of the items included in the list,
5. Name and signature of the interested party at the end of the list.


In order for the visa to be issued you need to present your FM-3 permit and pay a consular fee.

This visa does not guarantee all of the items to be duty free; please ask for regulations. We would like to remind you that it is important you contact a customs brekier before crossing the border with the items; you need to go through the necessary papaerwork required by Mexican customs.

Example:

5231 127th Ave Sw Apt. # 115
Seattle, Wa 98121

Camino de la Mision 2325
Guadalajar, Jalisco
Quantity Description Serial Number Value
3 Boxes w/clothing n/a 100.00
2 Boxes w/utensils n/a 80.00
1 19" TV Sharp 847ase53 150.00
1 Stereo Sony 9856464VDN 865.00
Total 1195.00

John Smith

For additional information please call us at (206) 448-3526 Ext. 122 with Gabriel Diaz (gdiaz Esta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spam bots. Necesita activar JavaScript para visualizarla ).

English


Important changes to mexican Visa requirements starting may 1st, 2010

With the purpose of facilitating and promoting travel to Mexico, starting May 1st, 2010:

Any foreign visitors who travel to Mexico as tourists, on business, or in transit to another country will not require a Mexican visa, regardless of their country of citizenship, as long as they have a valid passport and a valid US visa (which must be shown to Mexican Immigration authorities at the Port of Entry).

*Requirements for foreigners who do not travel to Mexico as tourists, on business or in transit will not change.

If you have any questions please contact our Visa Department at gdiaz@sre.gob.mx or at (206) 448-3526 Ext. 105

U.S. and CANADIAN CITIZENS:

United States and Canadian Citizens as a tourists, transit and business do not require a visa in order to visit Mexico. However, they require a tourist card (FMTTV), may be obtained at any port of entry. They are required to present one of the following documents:

1. Valid passport.
2. Valid passport card (only for U.S. citizens)

Spanish

Cambios  importantes en los requerimientos para Visas mexicanas a partir del 1ro mayo de 2010

Con el propósito de facilitar y promover el turismo a México, a partir del 1ro de mayo de 2010:

1)   Cualquier extranjero que arribe a México con el propósito de realizar actividades de turismo, de negocios, o en tránsito a un tercer país, no requerirá tramitar una visa mexicana, independientemente de su país de ciudadanía, siempre y cuando cuente con pasaporte válido y vigente y una  visa estadounidense válida y vigente.

*Los requisitos para los extranjeros que viajen a México con el propósito de realizar actividades distintas a  turismo, negocios o en tránsito no cambian.

Si tiene cualquier pregunta adicional puede contactar a nuestro Departamento de Documentación a Extranjeros  en el correo electrónico Esta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spam bots. Necesita activar JavaScript para visualizarla sre.gob.mx  o por teléfono al número (206)448-3526   Ext. 105

Important changes to mexican Visa requirements starting may 1st, 2010

With the purpose of facilitating and promoting travel to Mexico, starting May 1st, 2010:

Any foreign visitors who travel to Mexico as tourists, on business, or in transit to another country will not require a Mexican visa, regardless of their country of citizenship, as long as they have a valid passport and a valid US visa (which must be shown to Mexican Immigration authorities at the Port of Entry).

*Requirements for foreigners who do not travel to Mexico as tourists, on business or in transit will not change.

If you have any questions please contact our Visa Department at visas.seattle@sre.gob.mx or at (206)448-3526 Ext. 105

U.S. Permanent Residents:

U.S. Permanent residents visiting Mexico as tourists, transit and business do not require a visa to be stamped in their passports by the Mexican Consulate, regardless of their nationality. Mexican Immigration officers at points of entry will require them to present a valid passport or travel document and proof of residence by means of a U.S. Permanent Resident Card or the following documents:

1. Permanent resident cards.
2. Notice of action (indicating expired resident card is extended).
3. Reentry permit.
4. Adit stamp (I-551stamp).
5. Trasportation letter.

In order to grant entry. However a completed tourist card (FMTTV) is required. This FMTTV may be at any port of entry into Mexico.

Important changes to mexican Visa requirements starting may 1st, 2010

With the purpose of facilitating and promoting travel to Mexico, starting May 1st, 2010:

Any foreign visitors who travel to Mexico as tourists, on business, or in transit to another country will not require a Mexican visa, regardless of their country of citizenship, as long as they have a valid passport and a valid US visa (which must be shown to Mexican Immigration authorities at the Port of Entry).

*Requirements for foreigners who do not travel to Mexico as tourists, on business or in transit will not change.

If you have any questions please contact our Visa Department at gdiaz@sre.gob.mx or at (206)448-3526 Ext. 105

Passengers In a Tourist Cruise

Passengers embarking on tourist cruises do not require a visa to visit Mexico regardless of their nationality; they only need to present a valid passport at points of entry.

Important changes to mexican Visa requirements starting may 1st, 2010

With the purpose of facilitating and promoting travel to Mexico, starting May 1st, 2010:

Any foreign visitors who travel to Mexico as tourists, on business, or in transit to another country will not require a Mexican visa, regardless of their country of citizenship, as long as they have a valid passport and a valid US visa (which must be shown to Mexican Immigration authorities at the Port of Entry).

*Requirements for foreigners who do not travel to Mexico as tourists, on business or in transit will not change.

If you have any questions please contact our Visa Department at gdiaz@sre.gob.mx or at (206)448-3526 Ext. 105

Canadian Permanent Residents:
Canadian Permanent residents visiting Mexico as tourists, transit and business do not require a visa to be stamped in their passports by the Mexican Consulate, regardless of their nationality. Mexican Immigration officers at points of entry will require them to present a valid passport or the following documents:

1. Permanent resident cards.

2. Certicate of identity.

In order to grant entry. However a completed tourist card (FMTTV) is required. This FMTTV may be at any port of entry into Mexico.

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