Services to non-Mexicans

If you are granted a Mexican visa you will be able to travel to Mexico, It does not guarantee entry to the country.
At the point of entry, Mexican immigration authorities may ask you some questions to confirm the reason you are traveling, the length of your stay in Mexico and how you are financing your trip. The following questions are few examples of what you may be asked:

  • Why you traveling to Mexico? What activities will you be engaging in?
  • Where are you staying?
  • Do you have any acquaintances in the country?
  • How will you cover your expenses?
  • How long will you be staying in Mexico?
  • If you are on a work visa, who or what company is hiring you? What activities will you be engaging in within the company?
  • If you are on a student visa, what program are you enrolled in? Which is the host institution?
  • How will you leave the county?

As in all countries, Mexican immigration authorities will verify the authenticity of all the documents you present and the truthfulness of the information you provide. They will also confirm that no outright restriction exists.

The reasons for your trip must match your visa type.

Everyone visiting or living in Mexico has rights which must be respected. Foreigners have the right to contact their embassy or consulate.
In a accordance with article 60 of the Reglamento de la Ley de Migración. Published at the Diario Oficial de la Federación on September  28, 2012.

VISA

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO UNITES STATES AND CANADIAN CITIZENS

U.S. and Canadian Citizens with valid passports do not require a Mexican visa for leisure, tourism or business stays up to 90 days or up to 30 days for transit to third countries.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO FOREIGNERS IN THE UNITED STATES.

All foreigners who hold their valid passport along with a valid U.S. Visa and wish to travel to Mexico on transit or for tourism or business, do not require a Mexican Visa if they arrive from a United States inbound flight.

Permanent Residents of the US, Canada, Japan, Great Britain the Schengen Space and/or holder of ABTC cards issued by APEC,  are neither required to have Mexican Visas for the purposes listed above. Valid passport and proof of residency in such countries must be shown at the port of entry. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO FOREIGN PASSENGERS IN TOURISM CRUISES.

All foreigners, regardless of their nationality, who intend to visit Mexico through maritime ports as passengers in tourism cruises, do not require a Mexican Visa.

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WHAT IS A MEXICAN VISA?

It’s the document issued by a Mexican Consulate that deems its holder eligible to request permission to enter Mexico for a set period of time and activity. Hence, the possession of a Mexican visa does no guarantee admission into the country. Granting entrance is an exclusive faculty of Migration Officers at the ports of entry.

WHAT TYPES OF VISA CAN I OBTAIN IN THE CONSULATE?

Depending on the applicant’s intent in national territory, a visa under any of the following categories might be issued:

  1. Visitor Visa for stays up to 180 days.
  2. Temporary Resident Visa for stays exceeding 180 days and up to 4 years.
  3. Permanent Resident Visa for the purpose of permanent residence.
  4. Non-Ordinary Visa for diplomats and official representatives.

Download the application form here. 

FOR SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS OR INFORMATION ABOUT OTHER VISA CATEGORIES AND/OR TO SCHERDULE AND APPOINTMENT FOR A MEXICAN VISA, PLEASE CONTACT OUR VISA SECTION AT:

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Household

For holders of Mexican Non-Immigrant or Immigrant status wishing to take their household items into Mexico. The detailed list of your household effects must be certified by the Consulate prior to import before Mexican Customs. A six months period is allowed from the date of the abovementioned Status granting to take your household into Mexico.

Requirements:

  • Apply in person from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Valid passport and four copies of pages containing personal information, photograph, expiration date/extensions and special endorsements.
  • Original Non-Immigrant or Immigrant Card/Visa and four copies.
  • Written Request addressed to the Consulate of México in Boise
  • Typed itemized list of your household effects in Spanish, with four photocopies. Such must specify:

 

1) The United States address indicating time of residence.

2) New address in Mexico.

3) Description of all articles, including those contained in boxes. All electronics and electrical appliances must indicate brand, model and serial numbers.

 

  •  Cover the $127.00 Fee.

Response time: Five business days after approval.

IMPORTANT: THE CERTIFICATE OF HOUSEHOLD ITEMS IS GRANTED ONCE IN A LIFETIME PER FAMILY. CONSULAR OFFICERS MAY REQUEST ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DURING INTERVIEW. INITIAL APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE IMMEDIATE APPROVAL.