I want to visit Mexico for a short period (less than 6 months) as a tourist, for business, for technical assistance, as a journalist, in transit or for short studies. Do I need a visa?

 

Not all foreigners require a visa to visit Mexico. Click here to see if you require a visa.

If you require a visa and wish to visit Mexico for tourism, business, technical assistance, in transit, for study or as a journalist, for a period lesser than 180 days, then you need to apply for a Visitor Visa without permission to conduct remunerated activities.

Please make an appointment at the Consulate at the email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and bring the following documents:

 

Requirements:

1.    Visa application printed on one page, double sided properly completed and signed.

2.    Passport or valid travel and identity document, original and a photocopy of the page containing the photograph and personal data.

3.    One photograph measuring 3.9 cm x 3.1 cm, face uncovered, no eyeglasses, frontal view, in colour and with white background.

4.    Original and a photocopy of the migratory document accrediting your legal stay in Canada (only for applicants who are not Canadian citizens).

5.    Payment of fees in cash for the issuance of the visa (if applicable).

 

Also, depending on the purpose of your trip, you must present the following documents:

 

A. If you are travelling as a tourist, in transit, for business, technical assistance or as a journalist you may apply by two different paths:

 

A.1. By economic solvency

Please bring one of the following:

  • Original and a photocopy of the deed to property duly registered under the name of the applicant or interested party and proof of stable employment for a minimum period of one year, or
  • Original and a photocopy of documents showing that the applicant has employment or a pension with a tax-free monthly income equivalent to $744.43 CAD during the past 3 months, or
  • Original and a photocopy of proof of investment or bank accounts with an average monthly balance equivalent to $2,233.29 CAD during the past 3 months.
  • In the case of foreigners who are pursuing regular studies in institutions of higher education, they must present the original proof of studies and the original proof of stable employment, pension or scholarship with monthly income equivalent to $446.66 CAD during the past 3 months.

 

A.2 By invitation letter

Please bring:

  • The original letter from an organization or from a public or private institution inviting the foreigner to participate in a non-remunerated activity in Mexican territory.
  • The letter must contain the following data:

ü  Full name and nationality of the applicant or interested party;

ü  Company name or business name of the organization;

ü  Registration number and purpose of the organization or private institution;

ü  Full address and contact information for the organization or institution;

ü  Information on the activity that will be performed or the project in which the foreigner will participate (the foreigner’s activity must be related to the purpose of the inviting organization or institution);

ü  Estimated length or approximate end date of the activity to be performed;

ü  Where applicable, the commitment to provide support for the foreigner during his/her stay in Mexico and to ensure that the foreigner returns to his/her country of origin or residence.

ü  A copy of the official identification with signature of the person signing the letter of invitation.

ü  The documents with which the foreigner proves that s/he has the necessary experience, capacity, skills or expertise to develop the activity for which s/he has been invited, original and a photocopy.

Proof of economic solvency of the institution or organization with original and copy of bank accounts with a minimum average income of 102,680 MXP during the last 12 months.

ü  The institutions that belong to the Mexican national education system do not require the proof of economic solvency.

 

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

 

B. If you travel as a student for courses of less than 180 days.

Please bring also:

  • Original and a photocopy of the letter of acceptance from an institution belonging to the National Educational System to take courses, pursue studies or conduct research projects or undertake academic or professional training for a period of less than 180 days, specifying:

ü  Full name of the interested party;

ü  Level, degree and area of study the applicant intends to pursue;

ü  Name of the course into which s/he has been accepted;

ü  Start and end date of the course;

ü  Cost of student fees for the course; and

ü  Contact data for the educational institution.

  •  Economic solvency to cover the amount of school fees and room and board during the applicant’s stay in Mexico, proven by:

ü  Original and a photocopy of investments receipts or bank statements showing an average monthly balance equivalent to $1,116.65 CAD during the past 3 months, or

ü  Original and a photocopy of documents showing that the applicant has a job, pension or scholarship with tax-free monthly income greater than $744.43 CAD dollars during the past 3 months.

ü  Solvency may be proven by the applicant or by his/her parents or guardians as long as the applicant is not over the age of 25, or by a letter from the educational institution stating that the applicant has been awarded a scholarship.

 

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

Important Notes:

  • For any other kind of activities, please check directly at the Consulate of Mexico.
  • In case of minors, both parents must sign the visa application at the Consulate, in the presence of a consular official. If any parent is absent, a notarized authorization must be provided for the minor.
  • 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.