Visa due to theft, loss or destruction of temporary or permanent resident card
Foreigners who experience the theft, loss or destruction of their temporary or permanent residence card while abroad, must apply for a replacement at the closest Mexican Embassy or Consulate.
Issuance of this visa will depend on the authorization of the National Migration Institute.
Once the foreigner has the corresponding authorization, s/he must make an appointment at and attend in person with the following documentation:
1. Visa application printed on one page, double-sided, properly completed and signed.
2. Valid passport or 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, with white background.
4. Original and a photocopy of the report filed with the competent authority in the place where the theft, loss or destruction of the temporary or permanent resident card occurred.
5. Original temporary or permanent resident card, in the case of partial destruction.
6. Payment of fees in cash for the issuance of the visa.
If you require additional information, please send an email to the visa department at
- The visa may be used for one single entry and only during the period of validity that begins on the date of its issuance.
- The foreigner must, within the first 30 days after entering Mexican territory, apply at the National Migration Institute (INM) for a replacement of the card accrediting the foreigner’s migratory status and enabling him/her to remain in Mexico.
- Fees for replacement of the card accrediting migratory status shall be paid directly to the INM.
- 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.