Welcome to the Web Page of the Consulate of Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
We hope our services can help make your trip to Mexico more enjoyable.

 

 

Paises y Regiones que Requieren Visa para Viajar a México

 

Países y Regiones que No Requieren Visa para Viajar a México

 

For the directory of Mexican Consular Offices in the United Sates, and in the rest of the world, please visit Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (Mexican Foreign Affairs Secretariat) http://www.sre.gob.mx. Click on Representaciones, Directorio de Embajadas, Consulados y Delegaciones SRE (pasaportes), Consulados de México en el Exterior, and contact directly the Mexican Consulate closest to your place of residence.

In this section, you can find the following information:
• Visas
• Purchase of real estate
• Creating trusts

For any other information, please feel free to call the Consulate or send an e-mail: (505) 247-2147, or Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.. All our employees speak English.

Visas for foreigners (INM)
Effective March 1, 2010 U.S. citizens traveling to Mexico as tourists must present a valid passport or passport card to the immigration authority at the point of entry to Mexico.

U.S. citizens living in the border area with Mexico may cross the border without these documents. Nevertheless, they should present them if they are traveling 20 miles or more, beyond the border into Mexico, in the designated checkpoints.

U.S. citizens entering Mexico by sea may enter without such documents if they are visiting port towns for a short visit. They should present a valid passport or passport card if they travel beyond these port towns.

The governmental agency in charge of immigration control and policy in Mexico is the National Immigration Institute (INM in Spanish). The INM is part of the Ministry of the Interior (Segob). We recommend that you visit their web site for further information:
www.inm.gob.mx

Visa Application

Solicitud de Visa

Relevant information at the point of entry


I am a citizen of another country and I want to visit Mexico. Where and how can I get a tourist visa to visit Mexico?
You need to go to a Mexican consulate abroad to ask about the requirements and to take the necessary steps to get your visa. The requirements differ from country to country.
If you are a citizen of Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Island, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, San Marino, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay or Venezuela, you don’t need a visa to enter Mexico, although you must present a valid passport and fill out an immigration form for tourists and business trips, which can be obtained in travel agencies, airlines or at the point where you enter Mexico.
The immigration officer at your point of entry into Mexico can also request that you demonstrate that you have sufficient funds and a return ticket to your country.
If you are a citizen of any other country, you need to go to a Mexican consulate to request a visa. If you have a family member, friend or acquaintance in Mexico, he or she can do this at the INM.
Consult the requirements or go to any of the INM delegations throughout Mexico for detailed information about requesting a visa.
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How can I get permission to work in Mexico?
You must get permission from the INM to reside in Mexico and authorization to do paid work. You must demonstrate that you have a job offer from a Mexican business or institute.
Consult the requirements or go to any INM delegation in Mexico for more details about what is required.
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What documentation do I need to study in Mexico?
You need to get a student visa from the INM by demonstrating that you are enrolled in a Mexican school and that you have sufficient financial resources to fund your stay.
Consult the section on requirements or go to any INM delegation in Mexico to find out about the specific requirements.
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I am in Mexico as a tourist. Can I extend my stay in Mexico?
You need to go to any INM office to request an extension of your visa. You need to have with you your valid passport and the tourist card you filled out. You will also need to prove that you can finance your stay and you will have to pay a fee to extend the visa.
This procedure takes only a few minutes.
Consult the section on requirements or go to any INM delegation in Mexico for exact information about this procedure.
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I lost my tourist card. What do I do?
Go to any office or delegation of the INM to request a replacement. You will need to bring your valid passport and the report of the loss or theft that you made to the proper authorities. A fee is charged for the replacement document.
Consult the section on requirements or go to any of the INM delegations in Mexico for more specific information about what you need to do in this case. I am a citizen of another country but I live in Mexico.
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I am a citizen of another country but I live in Mexico.
I want to stay in Mexico longer. What do I have to do?
You need to go to the INM and request an extension or renewal of your immigration document. To do this, you have to demonstrate that the original reasons for which you were granted the visa still exist.
Consult the section on requirements or go to any of the INM’s delegations in Mexico for more exact information about this procedure.
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I lost my FM2 or FM3. How can I get a new one?
You must go to any INM office or delegation to request a new FM2 or FM3. You will need to fill out an application and bring your passport and the report of the robbery or loss of the document that you made to the proper authorities. You will also have to fill out a new FM1 format and pay a fee.
Consult the section on requirements or go to any of the INM’s delegations in Mexico for more exact information about this procedure.
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Can I do any sort of work in Mexico?
If your immigration status is “No inmigrante” or “inmigrante” (non-resident immigrant), you need to get permission from the INM before you can work in an area that is different from the one that you were authorized for.
If your immigration status is “Inmigrado” (resident), you can engage in any sort of legal and honest work. All you need to do is inform the INM.
Consult the section on requirements or go to any INM delegation in Mexico for more specific information about this procedure
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Can I bring my family to Mexico?
You need to request visas for your family at the INM so that they enter Mexico either as tourists or as your dependents.
You need to demonstrate that they are first-degree, direct descendents (brothers or sisters, parents, uncles, nephews or nieces). You will also need to demonstrate your economic capacity.
Consult the section on requirements or go to any INM delegation in Mexico for more exact information about this procedure.