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> A visa allows you to travel to Mexico, but it does not guarantee your entry to the country. (click here for more information)

 

 

 

> Considerations on minors exiting Mexico. (Click here for more information)

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Before applying, please review this list of Countries that DO NOT require a visa to enter Mexico.

 

 

 

You DO NOT REQUIRE A VISA to travel to Mexico for tourism purposes or non-paid activities for up to 180 days if you:

 

  1. a)Hold an APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) approved by Mexico.

 

  1. b)Are a citizens or permanent resident of the United States, Canada, and Japan, United Kingdom, or any country of the Schengen Area or any country member of the Pacific Alliance (currently Colombia, Chile or Peru).

 

  1. c)Bear a valid visa (any type) of the United States, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom or any country of the Schengen Area stamped on your passport.

 

To enter as tourists or for any non-paid activity for up to 180 days, Citizens of the aforementioned countries should bear their valid passports and foreigners should bear their valid passports and, depending on their specific case, a valid permanent resident card or a valid visa (any type) of the abovementioned countries, stamped on their passports.

 

Every foreigner who enters to Mexico must fill out immigration and customs’ forms. You can get both at the port on entry or during your flight. If you’re intending to visit Mexico for tourism purposes or non-paid activities and plan to enter by air or driving down from or through the US to Mexico you can fill out the immigration form online (click here). This electronic form must be printed out and will be valid within the next 30 days since the fill out date. An immigration officer at the port of entry must stamp it, so please KEEP IT IN A SAFE PLACE AND DO NOT LOSE IT, because you have to render this document at your departure from Mexico.

 

Mexico does not apply the 6 months policy; however passports and visas or permanent residence cards must be valid during the length of your trip.

 

Anyone who does not meet the aforesaid criteria must obtain a visa.

 

The fee (for any type of visa) is $36 USD.

 

For any type of visa you want to apply for, you need to schedule an appointment for an interview to render your application and be interviewed by a consular officer.

 

You can schedule an appointment through Mexitel's website (click here).

 

The Consulate General of Mexico in Boston is located at: 55 Franklin St. Ground Floor, Boston, MA 02110.

 

You must bring the original of all the required documents the day of your appointment (printed out bank statements on black & white or color are considered originals).

 

Please check the requirements listed below based on the type of visa you want to apply for, considering that the presentation of the required documents does not guarantee the visa issuance. You must be prepared to explain the purpose of your visit or stay in Mexico to a consular officer.

 

 

 

 

 

NON PAID ACTIVITIES VISA (Tourist visa)

 

Click here for a list of Countries that REQUIRE a visa to enter Mexico.

 

If you are citizen of South Africa, Serbia, Bolivia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua or Dominican Republic you are exempted of the $36 USD fee for applying for this type of visa.

 

This type of visa is for you if: 

 

-         You are traveling to Mexico for vacations; transit; business meetings; technical activities, artistic, scientific or sport activities; you’re a correspondent journalist or religious minister;

 

-         You intend to remain in Mexico for up to 180 days and;

 

-         You do not intend to work or get paid for any activity in Mexico. 

 

Requirements:

 

  • Fill out this visa application form (click here to download it). You must sign the application form before a Consular Officer.
  • Valid passport and copy of the main page.
  • One passport size color photo (front view, no eyeglasses and white background).
  • If you are NOT a US citizen, original and copy of the document that proves your legal residence in the US. (I-797, I-20 advance parole, etc).
  • $36.00 dollars in CASH or money order only. The fee is for the reception and study of your application, so, if your visa is denied, the fee must be covered each time you apply.
  • Cover at least one of the requirements listed below:

 

a)    Original and copy of proof of investments or bank accounts  during the previous 3 months with a minimum monthly balance of $1,200.00 USD after taxes*

 

b)    Original and copy of documents proving that the applicant has a job or pension during the previous 3 months that yields a monthly minimum income of $500.00 USD after taxes* 

 

*The regular NON PAID ACTIVITIES VISA is valid for 6 months with multiple entries, if you want to apply for a long term visa you must prove the required income for the last 6 months or prove that you are a frequent international traveler by showing the visas or stamps on your passport as evidence that, during the last year, you have traveled to 3 different countries that are not contiguous your country of residence.

 

**Long term visa is subject to the consular interview and availability.

 

 

 

OPTION FOR STUDENTS TRAVELING TO MEXICO AS TOURISTS:

 

Original and copy of documents showing that the applicant has a job, pension or scholarship during the previous 3 months that yields a minimum monthly income of $300.00 USD.

 

*If the applicant is under 18 years old, both parents should be present to sign the application. If only one parent is present, it is mandatory to submit a notarized authorization (Spanish or English) from the absent parent along with a photocopy of her/his ID.

 

*People under 18 years old and people requiring legal guardianship, must attend accompanied by an adult. If the companion is someone different to their parents or legal guardians, it is mandatory to submit a notarized document in which their parents or legal guardian(s) authorize them to apply for a Visa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LUCRATIVE ACTIVITIES VISA (Work visa)

 

If the purpose of your trip is to work and you will receive a salary or payment in Mexico, you will have to apply for a prior authorization.

 

The employer that is hiring you has to do all the process for you at the INM (Mexican Immigration Institute) in Mexico.

 

In this case, you will receive a letter with an authorization number (NUT number).

 

As soon as the NUT authorization has been issued you must get in contact with this Consulate in order to schedule an appointment and process your visa.

 

Requirements:

 

  • Fill out this visa application form (click here to download it).
  • Valid passport and copy of the main page.
  • One passport size color photo (front view, no eyeglasses and white background).
  • If you are NOT a US citizen, original and copy of the document that proves your legal residence of the US. (I-797, I-20 advance parole, etc).
  • The INM’s letter with the authorization NUT number.
  • $36.00 dollars in CASH or money order only. The fee is for the reception and study of your application, so, if your visa is denied, the fee must be covered each time you apply

 

*The visa issued by the Mexican Consulate is valid for 6 months and only one entry, that visa will allow you to enter with a resident status into Mexico. Once in Mexico you have 30 days to go to the nearest INM (Mexican Immigration Institute) office to process your resident card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERMANENT RESIDENT VISA

 

  • Fill out this visa application form (click here to download it).
  • Valid passport and copy of the main page.
  • One passport size color photo (front view, no eyeglasses and white background).
  • If you are NOT a US citizen, original and copy of the document that proves your legal residence in the US. (I-797, I-20 advance parole, etc) $36.00 dollars in CASH or money order only. The fee is for the reception and study of your application, so, if your visa is denied, the fee must be covered each time you apply.
  • Cover at least one of the requirements listed below:

 

a)    Original and copy of proof of investments or bank accounts during the previous 12 months proving a monthly minimum balance of $80,000.00 USD after taxes.

 

b)    Original and copy of documents showing that the applicant has a job or pension during the previous 6 months that yields a monthly income of $2,000.00 USD after taxes. This can be supported by a letter from the bank stating that your pension or monthly deposit has been made to your account for the last 6 months suffices.

c)    If you have a Mexican son or daughter, original and copy of his/her birth certificate

*The visa issued by the Mexican Consulate is valid for 6 months and only one entry; this visa will allow you to enter with a resident status into Mexico. Once in Mexico you have 30 days to go to the nearest INM (Mexican Immigration) office to process your resident card.

 

 

TEMPORARY RESIDENT VISA (MORE THAN 180 DAYS AND LESS THAN 4 YEARS)

 

  • Fill out this visa application form (click here to download it).Valid passport and copy of the main page.
  • One passport size color photo (front view, no eyeglasses and white background).
  • If you are NOT a US citizen, original and copy of the document that proves your legal residence in the US. (I-797, I-20 advance parole, etc.)

 

  • $36.00 dollars in CASH or Money order. The fee is for the reception and study of your application, so, if your visa is denied, the fee must be covered each time you apply.

 

  • Cover at least one of the requirements listed below:

 

a)    Original and copy of proof of investments or bank accounts during the previous 12 months proving a monthly minimum balance of 20,000.00 USD after taxes.

 

b)    Original and copy of documents showing that the applicant has a job or pension during the previous 6 months that yields a monthly income of $1,200.00 USD after taxes. This can be supported by a letter from the bank stating that your pension or monthly deposit has been made to your account for the last 6 months suffices.

 

c)     If you are married to a Mexican citizen, original and copy of the marriage certificate and the birth certificate or passport of the Mexican spouse.

 

d)    If you own a property in Mexico, original and copy of the property deed, stating that the person requesting the visa is the owner. The property must be valued at $150,000 USD.

 

*The visa issued by the Mexican Consulate is valid for 6 months and only one  entry, that visa will allow you to enter with a resident status into Mexico. Once in Mexico you have 30 days to go to the nearest INM (Mexican Immigration) office to process your resident card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

STUDENT VISA

 

  • Fill out this visa application form (click here to download it).
  • Valid passport and copy of the main page.
  • One passport size color photo (front view, no eyeglasses and white background).
  • If you are NOT a US citizen, original and a copy of the document that proves your legal residence in the US. (I-797, I-20 advance parole, etc).

 

  • $36.00 dollars in CASH or Money order. The fee is for the reception and study of your application, so, if your visa is denied, the fee must be covered each time you apply.

 

  • Original signed acceptance letter from the school or university where you will study. The letter must include:

 

1.     Full name.

 

2.     Fully described program to be studied, including level.

 

3.     Name, cost and dates when the course starts and ends.

 

4.     Full name of the school or university.

 

  • Prove your economic solvency with one of the following:

 

a)    Original and copy of proof of investments or bank accounts during the previous 12 months proving a monthly minimum balance of 4,000.00 USD after taxes. 

 

OR

 

b)    Original and copy of documents showing that the applicant has a job or pension during the previous 6 months that yields a monthly income of $500.00 USD after taxes. This can be supported by a letter from the bank stating that your pension or monthly deposit has been made to your account for the last 6 months suffices.

 

Economic solvency can be satisfied by the student, his or her parents or whoever has the legal custody over the student. The student must be 25 years old or younger.

 

Solvency may also be proved by original document attesting that the student has received a full scholarship. 

 

If the applicant is under 18years old, both parents should be present to sign the application. If only one parent is present, it is mandatory to submit a notarized authorization (in Spanish or English) from the other parent with a copy of his/her ID.

 

*People under 18 years old and people requiring legal guardianship, must attend accompanied by an adult. If the companion is someone different than their parents or legal guardians, it is mandatory to submit a notarized document in which their parents or legal guardian(s) authorize them to apply for a Visa.

 

*The visa issued by the Mexican Consulate is valid for 6 months and only one entry, that visa will allow you to enter with a resident status into Mexico. Once in Mexico you have 30 days to go to the nearest INM (Mexican Immigration) office to process your resident card.