FOREIGN VISITORS / VISITANTES EXTRANJEROS

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY AT MEXITEL:

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 All appointments are individual. Families, couples or any other groups must schedule an appointment per person. Exceptions will be made for minors (limited to one child per parent or legal guardian). 

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Starting May 1st, 2010, access will be granted in every single entry point to Mexico to all of those foreigners (regardless of their nationality) that arrive to the country from a U.S.A. inbound flight and have with them a valid and not expired visa issued by the U.S.A. government and that intended length of stay is less than 180 days without performing any paid activities in Mexico.

If the USA visa stamped in your passport already expired but you have an official document or form proving your legal status in USA, you will be able to apply for a Mexican visa in this Consulate.

Foreign nationals regardless of their nationality who intend to visit Mexico through maritime ports as passengers in tourism cruises do not require a visa or previous entry permit from the Consulate or immigration authorities in Mexico.

AVISO IMPORTANTE

A partir del primero de mayo de 2010, se permitirá en todos los puntos de ingreso al territorio nacional, la internación de los extranjeros de cualquier nacionalidad a aquellas personas que cuenten con una visa vigente y válida expedida por los EUA y que pretendan permanecer en México menos de 180 días sin realizar actividades lucrativas.

Si la visa de EUA está expirada en su pasaporte pero cuenta con un documento que pruebe su estatus legal en este país, usted podrá solicitar la visa en este Consulado.

Los nacionales extranjeros, sin importar su nacionalidad, que visiten México como pasajero de un crucero no requiere visa mexicana o permiso previo expedido por este Consulado o el Instituto Nacional de Migración.

 

QUESTIONS ON REQUIREMENTS / CONSULTAS SOBRE REQUISITOS

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What Types of Visas Are There?

The type of visa you must obtain is defined by Mexican immigration law, and relates to the purpose of your travel. There are different categories of Mexican visas. Please scroll down to find information about:

  • A. General Requirements.
  • B. General Issuing Information.
  • C. Visa for visitors without authorization for lucrative activities (Tourist visa for Non-US citizens).
  • D. Visa for visitors with authorization for lucrative activities (Work visa).
  • E. Temporary Resident Student Visa.
  • F. Temporary Resident Visa.
  • G. Permanent Resident Visa.

 

A. General Requirements

  • Original passport, valid for at least six (6) months prior to expiration. Please make sure that your passport has at least one blank visa page to affix the visa.
  • One (1) photocopy of your passport’s personal information page.
  • Original and one (1) photocopy of another valid ID (Driver’s License, ID card).
  • One (1) visa application form duly completed and signed. Please fill the application form provided by the Consulate at http://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/denver/images/stories/Noticias/visaenglish2015.pdf
  • One (1) recent passport size photo (size 1.5 x 1.3/4 inches), in color, with face clearly visible, without glasses and taken against a white background. Instant-photo machine or digital home printed photos are not accepted.
  • Confirmation page of your consular appointment. You can schedule your appointment through our website https://mexitel.sre.gob.mx/citas.webportal/pages/public/login/login.jsf
  • Apply at this Consulate in person. Please be advised that we are not allowed to work through third parties.
  • Minors: in addition, all under age (-18) applicants must present an original birth certificate along with valid ID of both parents (check details on the General Issuing information section). 

B. General Issuing Information

  • All applicants for a Mexican visa must pay a non-refundable application fee. It cannot be returned if you fail to establish that you qualify for the visa.
  • Please be aware, having a Mexican visa allows you to travel to a port of entry, airport or land border crossing, and request permission of the Immigration officers to enter Mexico. While having a visa does not guarantee entry Mexico, it does indicate a consular officer at a Mexican Embassy or Consulate abroad has determined you are eligible to seek entry for that specific purpose. Mexican Immigration officers are responsible for admission of travelers to Mexico, for a specified status and period of time.
  • Your visa must be used exclusively within the visa duration and for the number of entries indicated. The visa expiration date is shown on the visa along with the visa issuance date. The time between visa issuance and expiration date is called your visa validity. The visa validity is the length of time you are permitted to travel to a port-of-entry in Mexico.
  • In case of minors or persons who are under legal guardianship by civil legislation, the application must be filled out by both parents or by the one who has full custody or legal guardianship, in front of the consular employee.
  • If the mother or the father cannot physically be at the consular office at the moment of the visa application for his/ her child, one of the parents must present a notarized letter from the other parent that establishes his or her consent to obtain the Mexican visa.
  • When the full custody of the children is under one of the parents, he/she must present the certified copy of the official document that determined his/her custodianship. If the document was issued by a third country, it must be apostilled or legalized, whichever is applicable and translated into Spanish.
  • When the minor apply alone or with a third person, they must present a notarized document or a document issued by an authority where both parents grant their permission to issue a Mexican visa.
  • The spouse/husband; the person in common law or equivalent; the minors or person that is under judicial custody related with a holder of a Mexican valid visa, must demonstrate the family relationship and comply with the requirements in order to obtain a visa on their own.

 

C. Tourist visa for Non-US citizens


 Visa for visitors without authorization for lucrative activities

(Tourist visa for Non-US citizens).

  •  Who needs this visa?

Foreigners without a Permanent Resident Card or Green Card (holders of a valid US re-entry permit, refugee travel document or advance parole travel document) who intend to enter Mexico on visitor conditions without permission to perform paid activities for a period of 180 days or less.

  • Maximum visa validity: 180 days
  • Permitted entrances: Multiple until the expiration of the visa
  • Processing fees: $36.00 USD (payment can be made in cash or by credit card on the day of submission).
  • Processing time: The visa may be stamped in the same day of application with the complete documentation.

Important note: The issuance of the visa is subject to the consular interview.

In addition to the "General requirements", you must submit the following requirements:

  1. One (1) letter addressed to the Consulate requesting a visa as a visitor without permission for lucrative activities indicating city/town where you are planning to visit, address in Mexico and travel date. The letter must state that you are aware that as a holder of this kind of visa you are not allowed to work in Mexico.
  2. Original and one photocopy of a valid document providing legal status (US re-entry permit, refugee travel document or advance parole travel document).

  3. Original of letter from the employer stating that applicant has had an employment for at least the last six months. Foreign students who are enrolled regularly at a college in the US, must present documents proving their studies (official letter, school transcript etc. properly signed and stamped).
  4. Notarized letter from your bank or financial institution. The letter must state the source of your income. It must also specify how the money is going to become available while in Mexico.
  5. Documents proving economic solvency such as:
  • Original and one photocopy (notarized) of investment or saving accounts statements from the last twelve (12) months. The monthly average balance must exceed $10, 000 USD;

or

  • Original and one photocopy (notarized) of bank statements or paystubs from the last six (6) months. The monthly income must exceed $1, 500 USD plus $500 for each dependent.

Note 1: If the source of your monthly income is a Social Security pension you must provide also a document from the Social Security Office stating the exact amount you receive.

Note 2:  Foreign students who are enrolled regularly at a college in the US, must present documents proving scholarships or monthly income. The monthly income must exceed $500 USD plus $500 for each dependent.

 Important note: there are other assumptions under which you can apply for a visa for visitors without authorization for lucrative activities such as:

Property in the US;

Invitation letter from a public or private institution in Mexico;

Driver or operator of freight;

Humanitarian Causes;

Scientific research in Mexican water or Student (courses, studies, research projects, or academic or professional formation for less than 180 days).

Please contact the Consulate to further inform you of the additional requirements for each category.

 

D. Work Visa

Visa for visitors with authorization for lucrative activities.

(Work visa).

  • Who needs this visa?

Foreigners with an employment offer in Mexico who will receive a salary or payment right there (lucrative activities).

What is the process to apply for this kind of visa?
Your employer will have to apply for a prior authorization from the National Institute of Immigration in Mexico (INM) www.inami.gob.mx Upon the approval, you will receive an official letter with an authorization number (NUT).

As soon as you have the authorization letter, please provide the NUT number to the following e-mail address: infodenverEsta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. / Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.

We will reply back to confirm you if it is already registered into our system. Once you have received the confirmation, please schedule your appointment.

Processing fees: $36.00 USD (payment can be made in cash or by credit card on the day of submission).
Processing time: The visa may be stamped in the same day of application with the complete documentation.


In addition to the "General requirements", you must submit the following requirements:

  1. Original Letter of the INM with the NUT number.
  2. One (1) letter addressed to the Consulate requesting temporary residency in Mexico as a foreign employee indicating city/town where you are planning to live, address in Mexico and travel date.
     

What is next?
Once you arrive to Mexico, you must apply at the nearest branch office of Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) to exchange your visa for a Resident Card within 30 calendar days after your arrival. Your residence card proves your legal status and allows you to remain in the country and travel back and forth without a visa.

 

E. Temporary Resident Student

Temporary Resident Student.

  • Who needs this visa?

Foreigners who intend to enroll in courses, studies, research projects, or academic/professional formation under temporary residency conditions for more than 180 days and under 4 years.

  • Maximum visa validity: 180 days
  • Permitted entrances: One
  • Processing fees: $36.00 USD (payment can be made in cash or by credit card on the day of submission).
  • Processing time: The visa may be stamped in the same day of application with the complete documentation.

Important note: The issuance of the visa is subject to the consular interview.

 

In addition to the "General requirements", you must submit the following requirements:

1. Original Acceptance letter from the School/Institution/University must include:

  • Applicant’s full name, as shown at the passport;
  • Level of Study/Degree/Type of diploma that the applicant is going to be pursuing;
  • Name of Program/Studies/Course or studies Exchange program, Internship, etc.;
  • Length of program: date of beginning and date of completion of the program;
  • Tuition fee information, including tuition and home stay if applicable;
  • Name of the institution, institution’s mailing address, telephone, fax number, e-mail, web site and name of designated contact;
  • The letter must be issued with letterhead; address and signature of institution representative.

2. Documents providing economic solvency such as:

  • Original and a copy of the last twelve months of bank statements, proving to have a regular income, pension, proof of a scholarship or other financial assistance for at least $500.00 USD per month during the last 12 months. The economic solvency could be credited by parents or legal guardians (for applicants under 25 years old). In this case the applicant must submit Original Letter from parents/legal guardians stating that they will be sending a monthly amount that exceeds $500.00 USD, besides tuition fees (Affidavit of support required); or
  • Original and a copy of financial investments or bank statements with a minimum average of $10, 000.00 USD during the last 6 months.

3. Students under 18 years-old should present a notarized authorization signed by either parents granting their permission to obtain the visa. In addition, you must submit a) one (1) photocopy of a valid ID of the parents/legal guardians and b) one (1) applicant’s birth certificate (original and 1 photocopy).

 

Important note: Foreigners whose sole purpose is to study in Mexico must have this visa prior their entry to Mexico. Once in national territory a change of status cannot be made (for example, from a visitor without authorization to work status to a temporary resident student status).

  • What is next?

Once you arrive to Mexico, you must apply at the nearest branch office of Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) to exchange your visa for a Resident Card within 30 calendar days after your arrival. Your residence card proves your legal status and allows you to remain in the country and travel back and forth without a visa.

 

F. Temporary Resident

Temporary Resident Visa

  • Who needs this visa?

Foreigners who wish to reside in Mexico under temporary residency conditions for more than 180 days and under 4 years.

  • Maximum visa validity: 180 days
  • Permitted entrances: One
  • Processing fees: $36.00 USD (payment can be made in cash or by credit card on the day of submission).
  • Processing time: The visa may be stamped in the same day of application with the complete documentation.

Important note: The issuance of the visa is subject to the consular interview.

In addition to the "General requirements", you must submit the following requirements:

  1. One (1) letter addressed to the Consulate requesting temporary residency in Mexico indicating city/town where you are planning to live, address in Mexico and travel date. The letter must state that you are aware that as a holder of this kind of visa you are not allowed to work in Mexico.
  2. Original and one photocopy of a valid document proving legal status (if the applicant is not a US citizen);

  3. Notarized letter from your bank or financial institution. The letter must state the source of your income. It must also specify how the money is going to become available while in Mexico.
  4. Documents proving economic solvency such as: 
  • Original and one photocopy (notarized) of investment or saving accounts statements from the last twelve (12) months. The monthly average balance must exceed $25, 000 USD;

or

  • Original and one photocopy (notarized) of bank statements or paystubs from the last six (6) months. The monthly income must exceed $1, 500 USD plus $500 for each dependent.

Note: If the source of your monthly income is a Social Security pension you must provide also a document from the Social Security Office stating the exact amount you receive;

or

  • Original and one photocopy of the public deed (notarized) of real property in Mexico under the name of the applicant. The property value must exceed $160, 000 USD.

 

Important note: there are other assumptions under which you can apply for a temporary resident visa such as:

Scientific research in Mexican waters;

Invitation letter from a public or private institution in Mexico;

Family Reunification or

Investor.

Please contact the Consulate to further inform you of the additional requirements for each category.

  • What is next?

Once you arrive to Mexico, you must apply at the nearest branch office of Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) to exchange your visa for a Resident Card within 30 calendar days after your arrival. Your residence card proves your legal status and allows you to remain in the country and travel back and forth without a visa.

 

G. Permanent Resident Visa

Permanent Resident Visa

  • Who needs this visa?

Foreign retirees or pensioners who wish to reside in Mexico under permanent residency conditions (more than 4 years).

  • Maximum visa validity: 180 days
  • Permitted entrances: One
  • Processing fees: $36.00 USD (payment can be made in cash or by credit card on the day of submission).
  • Processing time: The visa may be stamped in the same day of application with the complete documentation.

Important note: The issuance of the visa is subject to the consular interview.

In addition to the "General requirements", you must submit the following requirements:

  1. One (1) letter addressed to the Consulate requesting permanent residency in Mexico indicating city/town where you are planning to live, address in Mexico and travel date. The letter must state that you are aware that as a holder of this kind of visa you are not allowed to work in Mexico.
  2. Original and one photocopy of a valid document proving legal status (if the applicant is not a US citizen);
  3. Notarized letter from your bank or financial institution. The letter must state the source of your income. It must also specify how the money is going to become available while in Mexico.
  4. Documents proving economic solvency such as:
  • Original and one photocopy (notarized) of investment or saving accounts statements from the last twelve (12) months. The monthly average balance must exceed $85, 000 USD;

or

  • Original and one photocopy (notarized) of bank statements or paystubs from the last six (6) months. The monthly income must exceed $2, 500 USD plus $500 for each dependent.

Note: If the source of your monthly income is a Social Security pension you must provide also a document from the Social Security Office stating the exact amount you receive;

 

Important note: there is other assumption under which you can apply for a permanent resident visa such as: Family Reunification (link with a Mexican national or with a foreigner holder of a permanent resident visa).

Please contact the Consulate to further inform you of the additional requirements for this category.

  • What is next?

Once you arrive to Mexico, you must apply at the nearest branch office of Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) to exchange your visa for a Resident Card within 30 calendar days after your arrival. Your residence card proves your legal status and allows you to remain in the country and travel back and forth without a visa.

 

 

 

 

Application for Mexican Visa

 

 

Solicitud de Visa Mexicana

 

 

Readmission Application / Solicitud de readmisión

 

 

A. General Issuing Information.

  • Please be aware, having a Mexican visa allows you to travel to a port of entry, airport or land border crossing, and request permission of the Immigration officers to enter Mexico. While having a visa does not guarantee entry Mexico, it does indicate a consular officer at a Mexican Embassy or Consulate abroad has determined you are eligible to seek entry for that specific purpose. Mexican Immigration officers are responsible for admission of travelers to Mexico, for a specified status and period of time.

· Your visa must be used exclusively within the visa duration and for the number of entries indicated. The visa expiration date is shown on the visa along with the visa issuance date. The time between visa issuance and expiration date is called your visa validity. The visa validity is the length of time you are permitted to travel to a port-of-entry in Mexico.

  • In case of minors or persons who are under legal guardianship by civil legislation, the application must be filled out by both parents or by the one who has full custody or legal guardianship, in front of the consular employee.
  • If the mother or the father cannot physically be at the consular office at the moment of the visa application for his/ her child, one of the parents must present a notarized letter from the other parent that establishes his or her consent to obtain the Mexican visa.
  • When the full custody of the children is under one of the parents, he/she must present the certified copy of the official document that determined his/her custodianship. If the document was issued by a third country, it must be apostilled or legalized, whichever is applicable and translated into Spanish.
  • When the minor apply alone or with a third person, they must present a notarized document or a document issued by an authority where both parents grant their permission to issue a Mexican visa.
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