This type of visa is for you if:

  • You are traveling to Mexico for retirement, investments, professional activities, technical activities, artistic activities, scientific activities, and sport activities or as a minister of religion
  • You will be in Mexico more than 180 days
  • You don´t have a work authorization


  • Apply at this Consulate in person
  • Fill out the Application form, English or Spanish.
  • Valid passport in original and one photocopy of the pages containing personal information, photograph of bearer and expiration date/extensions
  • Valid US visa for multiple entries and one photocopy
  • Valid I-94 and/or I-20 or J-1 or I-797A Form in original and one photocopy
  • One photo passport size, no glasses
  • Original financial records (last twelve months of your bank statements in US Dollars, last twelve months of pay stubs, employment letter specifying your position and salary and the last twelve months of international credit card statements. You can also submit official documents proving the ownership of a property/company/business) and one photocopy of them or a yearly social security statement

If a company/organization/association in Mexico is sponsoring or inviting the foreign national, the applicant can submit an original invitation letter* from them (the invitation must have a letterhead, address and signed in ink. Scanned or pdf versions won’t be accepted). Ministers of religion should submit original letter of “anuencia” (consent) of the Ministry of the Interior (Secretaría de Gobernación) from Mexico

Payment or Consular fee (see fee tab) (only cash or money order)

*Invitation Letter:

  • Original Invitation Letter from the company/organization/association based in Mexico must be addressed to the Consulate in Little Rock requesting the visa and specifying:
  • Exact purpose or activity and length of time for the trip to Mexico
  • How your expenses will be covered
  • Applicant´s full name
  • Registration number of the company/organization, plus address, complete name and contact information of the company/organization
  • Copy of ID of the person who signed the invitation letter