All applicants must have an appointment. You can make your appointment either through the telephone (317) 761-7600 ext. 116 or the email at Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.. Every individual needs an appointment, including family members. 

Please verify that you have all the documents before coming to your appointment. The general requirements for any type of Visa are:

 1.      Visa application (Click here to download the application).

 2.      Valid passport in original and one photocopy of the pages containing personal information, photograph of bearer and expiration date/extensions.

 3.      One photo passport size (size 1.5 x 1.3/4 inches), in color, no glasses.

 4.      If you are a non US citizen, proof of legal establishment in the US.

In addition to these general requirements, the applicant must bring the specific requirements for the type of Visa and assumption that is requesting.

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NO LUCRATIVES (TOURIST)

Visitors visa without authorization to perform lucrative activities (tourism, business, etc.)

 This type of visa is for foreigners who intend to enter Mexico as visitor’s and without permission to perform paid activities for a period of 180 days or less (tourism, business, etc.)

If you are a US citizen, US Permanent Resident or a holder of a US stamped and valid visa, you don’t need a Mexican visa to travel to Mexico and stay less than 180 days on Mexican territory.

If you have an expired US stamped visa, even though you have a regular immigration status, you’ll have to apply for a Mexican visa to visit the country and stay there less than 180 days.

General requirements:

1.                  Visa application. Click here to download the application

2.                  Valid passport in original and one photocopy of the pages containing personal information, photograph of bearer and expiration date/extensions.

3.                  One photo passport size (size 1.5 x 1.3/4 inches), in color, no glasses.

4.                  Proof of legal residence (I94, Employment Authorization Card…).

You may apply for different assumptions depending on your personal and economic situation. Each one of these has different requirements. You’ll have to choose only one and bring the documents required according to each.

1.                  Economic solvency.

Proof of investments or bank accounts of the last six months with a monthly average balance superior to $1,416 USD. If you can prove a stable employment for the last year or that you are a regular student in a Higher Education program, this amount would be adjusted. The bank accounts or proofs of investments must be under the name of the person that is applying (except in the case of minors).

2.      Property in Mexico.

Original and photocopy of Property Title located in Mexico under the name of the applicant and proof of employment. The applicant must have at least two years owning the property and at least two years working in the company or institution that is providing proof of employment.

3.      Invitation letter.

Original letter of the organization of public or private institution inviting the foreigner to participate in a not remunerated activity in Mexican territory. For more information about the characteristics of this letter please contact Mrs. Jazmin Lagunes (Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.).

-Resume, diploma and/or certifications required to prove qualifications

If the organization or institution is covering for the expenses of the applicant, it has to prove that it has the resources for doing so. To prove this economic solvency the organization has to present monthly bank statements for the last twelve months, with a monthly average balance superior to USD 4,000.

4.      Driver or operator of vehicle.

Original and photocopy of the valid driver license of the foreigner authorizing him to drive the freight according to local dispositions.

Original letter of the company or transport association, addressed to the Consular authority, requesting the visa. For more information about the characteristics of this letter please contact Mrs. Jazmin Lagunes (Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.).

5.      Humanitarian cause.

In some emergency cases, a humanitarian visa may be issue, fulfilling some basic requirements. Emergency situations:

Serious health condition. If the applicant’s direct family member (husband, wife, son, daughter, father, mother) is in Mexican territory and has a serious medical condition, he/she may apply for a humanitarian visa. Requirements: proof of familial relationships or marital status and letter that describes the seriousness of the foreigners’ health condition from a private or public health institution.

Recognition or recovery of human remains. If the applicant direct family member (husband, wife, son, daughter, father, mother) died in Mexican territory and his or her presence is requested for the recognition or recovery of the human remains, he/she may apply for a humanitarian visa. Requirements: proof of familial relationships or marital status and letter that requires the presence of the foreigner in order to recognize or recover the human remains, issued by the federal, local or state authorities.

Public interest. If a foreigner is needed for a specific emergency situation, he/she may apply for a humanitarian visa.  Requirement: letter from an entity of local, state or federal authorities requesting the presence of the foreigner to perform, lead, coordinate, or support rescue assistance in an emergency or natural disaster situation in Mexico.

6.      Scientific research or collection of samples in Mexico or Mexican waters with prior approval from Mexican authorities

Letter from Mexican government authorizing the foreigner to perform this task in Mexican territory.

 7.      Studies:

Original acceptance letter from a Mexican education institution inviting the foreigner to participate in a course or project in Mexican territory for less than 180 days. For more information about the characteristics of this letter please contact Mrs. Jazmin Lagunes (Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.).

Economic solvency proving that the applicant has the resources to support himself/herself during the extension of the project. The economic solvency has to be proven with monthly investments or bank statements of the last three months. The monthly average balance must be superior to $700 USD. The bank statements may be credited by the applicant, its parents or his/her husband/wife. If the student has a loan or a scholarship, it has to be proven: this letter would cover the economic solvency requirement.

 8.      Participation in an event organized by the Mexican national government

Letter of invitation for the Mexican government and letter of the institution of the country

 Information about the visa

1.      The issue of the Visa depends on the consular interview.

2.      Multiples entrances are allowed during the period of the Visa.

3.      The price of the Visa is $36 USD. Accepted payment methods are cash, credit/debit card with the Visa, MasterCard or Discover logo.

4.      For minors, both parents must be present for the interview. If one of the parents cannot physically be at the consular office at the moment for this interview, the other one must present a notarized letter from the other parent that establishes his or her consent to obtain the Mexican visa.

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NUT VISA

Visa for visitors with permission to perform lucrative activities or Temporary Residents with permission to perform lucrative activities (NUT Visas)

If you are going to work temporarily in Mexican territory, and your salary will be paid in pesos (local currency) then your prospective employer must file a petition on your behalf with (INAMI) Mexico’s Immigration Institute. INAMI is the instance that will approve or deny your application based on their guidelines; the Mexican Consulate doesn’t have any type of incidence in this process.

If approved, your employer will be notified and an approval letter will be sent containing a NUT number. This NUT number is the authorization that INAMI gives to the Consulate for issuing two specific visas: Visa for visitors with permission to perform lucrative activities or a Temporary Resident Visa with work authorization. Upon receiving your NUT number please contact Mrs. Jazmin Lagunes at 317 761 7600 ext. 116 or by email Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. in order to schedule an appointment.

The day of your appointment you must bring the following:

  1. Application form. Click here to download the application
  2. Valid passport in original and one photocopy of the pages containing personal information, photograph of bearer and expiration date/extensions.
  3. One photo passport size (size 1.5 x 1.3/4 inches), in color, no glasses.
  4. Photocopy of the approval letter from INAMI with the NUT number.
  5. If you are a non US citizen, proof of legal establishment in the US.

Information about the visa

1.      The issuing of the Visa depends on the consular interview.

2.      The Temporary Resident visa is good for six months but only allows one entry to Mexican territory. Once in Mexico, the visa holder must appear in person to the nearest INAMI office and apply for his/her resident card.

3.      The price of the Visa is $36.00 USD. Accepted payment methods are cash or credit/debit card with the Visa, MasterCard or Discover logo.

 

·         NUT (Numero Único de Tramite)

·         INAMI ( Instituto Nacional de Migración)

 

TEMPORARY RESIDENT

 Temporary Residents Visa

 This type of visa is for foreigners who intend to live in Mexico for more than six months and less than four years. If you are not planning to live in Mexico, then you are NOT eligible for this type of visa.

General requirements:

1.   Visa application. Click here to download the application

2.   Valid passport in original and one photocopy of the pages containing personal information, photograph of bearer and expiration date/extensions.

3.   One photo passport size (size 1.5 x 1.3/4 inches), in color, no glasses.

4.   Proof of legal residence (I94, Employment Authorization Card…).

You may apply for different assumptions depending on your personal and economic situation. Each one of these assumptions has different requirements. You’ll have to choose only one and bring the documents required according to each assumption.

·         If you are planning to work in Mexico and you’re going to be paid and hired by a company in Mexican territory, then your resident application must be submitted through Mexico’s Immigration Institute (Instituto Nacional de Migración, INAMI). Once INAMI approves your application, then you’ll have to come to the Consulate and get your visa with the NUT number that the Immigration office is going to provide you. If you already have your NUT number please press here to check the requirements you need to bring to your appointment.

 

1.      Economic solvency.

Proof of investments or bank accounts from the last twelve months with a monthly average balance superior to $23,614 USD. The bank accounts or proofs of investments must be under the name of the person that is applying.

If you have a pension, you’ll have to bring proof of this pension and monthly bank statements with an average balance superior to $1,416 USD.

2.      Scientific research or collection of samples in Mexico or Mexican waters with prior approval from Mexican authorities                   Letter from Mexican government authorizing the foreigner to perform this task in Mexican territory.

 

3.      Invitation letter.

If a company or an organization is inviting you to collaborate or work for a specific period in Mexico and you’re not going to receive any payment in Mexican territory, then you must apply for this assumption.

Requirements:

Original letter of the organization of public or private institution inviting the applicant to participate in a not remunerated activity in Mexican territory. This letter must contain the following information:

o    Complete name of the applicant and nationality.

o    Denomination or name of the organization.

o    Registration number and purpose of the organization or private institution.

o    Address and the contact person of the organization or institution.

o    The activity or project that the foreigner will be performing or working on. The activity of the foreigner must be related with the organization or institution that invites him/her.

o    Estimated duration or final date of the activity.

o    Institutions commitment to pay for the living expenses of the applicant during their stance in Mexico as well as for the trip back to their country of origin or residency.

o    Copy of an official identification with signature of the person who signs the invitation letter.

If the organization or institution is covering for the expenses of the applicant, it has to prove that it has the resources for doing so. To prove this economic solvency the organization has to present monthly bank statements for the last twelve months, with a monthly average balance superior to USD $46,862.

Résumé of the applicant.

If the institution or organization is not covering for the expenses of the applicant, then he/she has to prove that he/she owns the resources to support himself/herself during his/hers stance in Mexico. To prove this, he/she has to present bank accounts or investments of the last twelve months with a monthly average balance superior to $23,614 USD. The bank accounts or proofs of investments must be under the name of the person that is applying.

** Religious ministers applying for this type of visa that have an ANUENCIA letter don’t have to prove economy solvency neither for them, nor from their congregation.

4.      Legal Instruments on International Migration

Free style letter where the applicant presents its candidacy for applying to a legal instrument in international migration. Fulfill the requirements or this legal instrument.

5.      Family Reunification

If you are directly related (spouse, sons/daughters, son/daughter of the husband or wife) to a Temporary Resident, Temporary Resident Student, Permanent Resident or Mexican national, you may apply for a Temporary Residency in the assumption of family reunification.

In all these cases the basic requirement it’s to prove your tie with the Resident or Mexican citizen with birth or marriage certificate. For sons/daughters it only applies when they are under 18 years old. It is necessary to bring the document that proves the status of the Resident or Mexican national (Resident Card or proof of Mexican nationality)

If your husband/wife/father/mother doesn’t have their Resident Card yet, and they only have their visa, then they need to prove that he/she owns the resources to support their family during their stance period. In these cases the visa holder must bring investments or bank accounts of the last twelve months with a monthly average balance of $473 USD.

** The Resident or Mexican national related to the applicant must be present at the interview.

6.      Property in Mexico

Original and photocopy of Property title located in Mexico under the name of the applicant. The property’s value should be superior to $185,931 USD.

7.      Investor

Certified proof that the applicant is an investor in a Mexican company and the amount of resources invested. This amount must be superior to $94,454 USD.

Documents that prove that the applicant owns property that it’s used for economic or business purposes. The value of this property must be proven and exceed $76,000 USD.

Documents that prove the development of the economic and business activities in Mexico through contracts, service orders, receipts, business plans, licenses, or permits and a letter from the Mexican Institute of Social Services (IMSS) that confirms that the foreigner employs at least three workers.

Information about the visa

1.      The issue of the Visa depends on the consular interview.

2.      The visa only allows one entry to Mexican territory. Once in Mexico, the visa holder has to go to an office of the Immigration Institute and apply for his/her resident card.

3.      The price of the Visa is $36 USD. Accepted payment methods are cash, credit/debit card with the Visa, MasterCard or Discover logo.

4.      For minors, both parents must be present for the interview. If one of the parents cannot physically be at the consular office at the moment for this interview, the other one must present a notarized letter from the other parent that establishes his or her consent to obtain the Mexican visa.

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PERMANENT RESIDENT

 Permanent Residents Visa

This type of visa is for foreigners who intend to live in Mexico indefinitely. If you are not retired nor have a direct tie with Mexican national or a Permanent Resident and you are not planning to live indefinitely in Mexico, then you are NOT eligible for this visa.

General requirements:

1.                  Visa application. Click here to download the application.

2.                  Valid passport in original and one photocopy of the pages containing personal information, photograph of bearer and expiration date/extensions.

3.                  One photo passport size (size 1.5 x 1.3/4 inches), in color, no glasses.

4.                  Proof of legal residence (I94, Employment Authorization Card…) if you are not a US citizen.

 

1.      Retired or pensioner.

Proof that you own a monthly pension superior to $2,361 USD and monthly bank statements proving that you have received this pension for at least six months. If you cannot prove that you own this pension, then you’ll have to present monthly bank statements or investments for the last twelve months with a monthly average balance superior to $94,454 USD

2.      Family reunification

Related to a Mexican national. If you are the father/mother, brother/sister or under 18 son/daughter of a Mexican national you may apply for this type of visa. The basic requirements are proof of relationship (birth certificate) and nationality of the Mexican national. If the minor is son/daughter of the husband/wife of the Mexican national, he/she also may apply for this visa bringing, additionally, the marriage certificate.

Related to a Permanent Resident. If you are the father/mother or under 18 son/daughter of a Permanent Resident, you may apply for this type of visa. The basic requirements are proof of relationship (birth certificate) and Permanent Resident card. If the minor is son/daughter of the husband/wife of the Permanent resident, he/she also may apply for this visa bringing, additionally, the marriage certificate.

Related to a holder of a Permanent Resident visa. If you are the father/mother, under 18 brother/sister or under 18 son/daughter of a holder of a Permanent Visa you may apply for this type of visa. The basic requirements are proof of relationship (birth certificate) and Permanent Resident visa. If the minor is son/daughter of the husband/wife of the Permanent resident, he/she also may apply for this visa bringing, additionally, the marriage certificate. Also the Permanent Resident visa holder must prove economic solvency to support his/her family with monthly bank statements or investments for the last twelve months that prove a monthly average balance superior to $473 USD.

** The visa holder, Resident or Mexican national related to the applicant must be physically present at the interview.

 

Information about the visa

1.      The issue of the Visa depends on the consular interview.

2.      The visa only allows one entry to Mexican territory. Once in Mexico, the visa holder must appear in person to the nearest INAMI office and apply for his/her resident card.

3.      The price of the Visa is $36 USD. Accepted payment methods are cash or credit/debit card with the Visa, MasterCard or Discover logo.

4.      For minors, both parents must be present for the interview. If one of the parents cannot be physically at the consular office at the moment of interview, the other one must present a notarized letter from the absent parent that establishes his or her consent to obtain the Mexican visa.

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STUDENT

 Temporary Resident Students Visa

This type of visa is for foreigners who want to study in Mexico for more than six months and less than four years. If you are not a student, then you are NOT eligible for this type of visa.  This visa doesn’t give you permission to work in Mexican territory, if you want to work during your stance in Mexico, then you must submit your application through Mexico’s Immigration Institute (Instituto Nacional de Migración).

 General requirements:

1.                  Visa application. Click here to download the application.

2.                  Valid passport in original and one photocopy of the pages containing personal information, photograph of bearer and expiration date/extensions.

3.                  One photo passport size (size 1.5 x 1.3/4 inches), in color, no glasses.

4.                  Proof of legal residence (I94, Employment Authorization Card…).

                                                                   

1.      Invitation letter

If you are going to study in a Mexican public or private institution, then you’ll need to present the original acceptance letter. The letter must contain this information:

·         Applicant’s full name. The name must match the one that appears on the passport.

·         Level/grade that he/she is attempting and field.

·         Name of the program/course.

·         Length of program/ Beginning and ending dates.

·         Tuition fee.

·         General information of the school/institution/university.

To prove that the applicant has the resources to support himself/herself during his/hers studies, he/she must present statements from bank accounts or investments of the last three months with a monthly average balance superior to $4,648 USD. These statements can be under the applicants name or under his/hers parents or legal guardians (as long as he/she is younger than 25 years old). The economic solvency also can be proven with a scholarship or financial support from the school or another institution; in this case he/she must present a letter proving that he/she is receiving the scholarship or financial support.

2.      Legal Instruments on International Migration

Free style letter where the applicant presents its candidacy for applying to a legal instrument in international migration. Fulfill the requirements or this legal instrument.

 Information about the visa

1.      The issue of the Visa depends on the consular interview.

2.      The visa only allows one entry to Mexican territory. Once in Mexico, the visa holder must appear in person to the nearest INAMI office and apply for his/her resident card.

3.      The price of the Visa is 36 dollars. You can pay cash, credit or debit card.

4.      For minors, both parents must be present for the interview. If one of the parents cannot physically be at the consular office at the moment for this interview, the other one must present a notarized letter from the other parent that establishes his or her consent to obtain the Mexican visa.

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VISITORS VISA FOR ADOPTION PROCEEDINGS

Visitors visa for adoption proceedings

 This type of visa is for foreigners who intend to visit Mexico in order to conclude an adoption process.

General requirements:

1.                  Visa application. Click here to download the application

2.                  Valid passport in original and one photocopy of the pages containing personal information, photograph of bearer and expiration date/extensions.

3.                  One photo passport size (size 1.5 x 1.3/4 inches), in color, no glasses.

4.                  Original and photocopy of the Adoption report or the letter of Reassignment, issued by the National System of the Integral Family Development (DIF), where it states the information of the identity of the child or adolescent.

5.                  Original and photocopy of the assignment’s acceptance of the minor, continuing with the adoption process issued by the Central Authority of the host country (US in this case) where it is required for a statement of their will and the applicants’ to continue the adoption process.

Information about the visa

1.      The issue of the Visa depends on the consular interview.

2.      The visa only allows one entry to Mexican territory. Once in Mexico, the visa holder has to go to an office of the Immigration Institute and apply for his/her resident card.

3.      The price of the Visa is $36 USD. Accepted payment methods are cash, credit/debit card with the Visa, MasterCard or Discover logo.

4.      The visitor can stay in Mexican territory until the adoption process is finalized, which includes the final decree from the Court, the issuance of the Mexican Birth Certificates, Mexican Passports, and all immigration and legal paperwork required for the minor to enter and reside in the country of the adoptive parents.

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HOUSEHOLD

HOUSEHOLD FOR RESIDENTS IN MEXICO

Foreigners that have a Non Immigrant Card “Tarjeta de no Inmigrante” or visa to work or live in Mexico for more than six months are eligible to take household goods, that must be inventoried.

The list must be in English and Spanish, typed in single space on white paper, leaving a space of two inches from the top.

Each item must be numbered progressively and on a separate line, beginning with the electronics specifying brand, model and serial number (including kitchen appliances).

  • Small items packed in boxes or crates must be described and numbered in the list as one box (crate) containing clothing, kitchen utensils, etc.
  • Each page of your original list must be signed on the bottom, right-hand corner.
  • The original list, and four copies, must be presented to this Consulate of Mexico to obtain the certificate of household effects.
  • At the beginning of the list, you must write your full name, U.S.A and Mexican address.
  • Fees: $127.00 USD
  • The list will be delivered on the next businnes day.

At the end of the list you must write: “Declaro, bajo protesta de decir verdad, que todos los objetos anteriormente enlistados son usados y de mi propiedad”. ("I declare under oath that the articles listed are used and belong to my property")

To see an example click here