I have a job offer in Mexico. Do I need a visa?

 

The Consulate can issue a Visa with permission to conduct remunerated activities.

 

If you are going to work in Mexico for less than 180 days, your employer will have to apply for a visa for visitor with remunerated activities.

 

If you already have a job offer for a period of stay longer than 180 days, the company or Mexican employer that wishes to hire you will have to apply for this visa, directly to the offices of the National Institute of Migration in Mexico.

 

This authorization will have a 30 days validity, after which the permit will expire and the visitor will have to renew the process.

 

When the foreigner has received the authorization from the National Institute of Migration (NUT number), please send an email to the address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make an appointment and bring at that date the following documents:

 

Requirements:

  1. Photocopy of the authorization from the National Migration Institute (with NUT number).
  2. Visa application printed on both sides properly completed and signed.
  3. Passport or valid travel and identity document, original and a photocopy of the page containing the photograph and personal data.
  4. Original and a photocopy of the migratory document accrediting your legal stay in Canada (only for applicants who are not Canadian citizens).
  5. One photograph measuring 3.9 cm x 3.1 cm, face uncovered, no eyeglasses, frontal view, in color and with white background.
  6. Payment of fees in cash for the issuance of the visa. When the period of stay is less than 180 days, the applicant must also pay the migratory fees.

 

Important note:

  • For foreigners who obtain a valid single entry visa, once they enter Mexican territory they must, within the first 30 calendar days, apply to the National Migration Institute for the residence card that accredits their legal stay in the country and allows them to remain in Mexico for a period greater than 180 days.
  • Immigration authorities might deny entry to Mexico if the foreigner has a criminal record.
  • The Consulate can neither guarantee nor verify that Mexican immigration authorities permit the entrance into Mexico.

If you require further assistance, please send an email to the visa department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.