PROTECCIÓN CONSULAR

El Consulado de México realiza la labor de proteger a sus nacionales en el extranjero, dando especial atención a asistir y aconsejar a nuestros compatriotas en sus relaciones con las autoridades del país en donde se encuentren,
con estricto apego a las convenciones consulares vigentes y en el marco de los principios del derecho internacional público que norman esta actividad.

El personal consular tiene la capacidad legal para prestar ayuda y asistencia a los connacionales, brindar orientación y asesoría, además de tomar medidas para asegurar su adecuada representación ante las autoridades locales.

Para que un funcionario de protección de este consulado esté en posibilidad de brindar protección consular, se deberá cumplir con lo siguiente:

- La persona que pide protección consular debe ser mexicana.
- El connacional debe solicitar protección consular personalmente.
- Que sus reclamaciones tengan fundamento legal vigente.

Entre las diversas gestiones que se realiza, destacan:

  Al día de hoy, 33.5 millones de personas de origen mexicano viven en Estados Unidos, incluyendo 12 millones de primera generación. De ellos más de 11 millones vivien en California, convirtiéndolo en el estado con mayor población hispona en Estados Unidos.   El Gobierno de México, a través de su red consular en Estados Unidos y respetuoso de la legislación interna de este país, da puntual seguimiento a las iniciativas de ley que impactan a nuestra comunidad mexicanan residente en el exterior.   Esta sección enlista las iniciativas de ley más relevantes para la comunidad mexicana en California que han sido presentadas en el periodo legislativo 2014 - 2015, así como las leyes que fueron promulgadas por el Ejecutivo de California en el periodo legislativo 2013 - 2014, el cual concluyó el pasado 30 de septiembre de 2014. También incluye una relación de resoluciones adoptadas por el Senado y/o la Asamblea estatal relevantes para la comunidad mexicana en California.   Para más detalle sobre las iniciativas de ley, hacer click sobre en el año correspondiente:

  Misión:   Incrementar la relevancia de la relación de México con el estado de California, creando conciencia de los temas de interés mutuo. Proveer una plataforma de diálogo y entendimiento. Fortalecer lazos con Legisladores Estatales, oficiales del gobierno, consejeros políticos y grupos de interés. Expandir el portafolio de temas de interés bilateral e identificar asuntos en común para articular oportunidades de crecimiento y prosperidad entre California y México.     Descripción: Día de promoción anual de México en el Capitolio Estatal de California resaltando un tema específico, con la participación de expertos de la sociedad civil tanto de México como de Estados Unidos.   Para más detalle sobre cada edición del CMAD, haga click sobre el evento correspondiente:

United States citizens and foreigners who are permanent residents (green card holders) or with a valid visa stamped on their passports, do not require a visa to travel to Mexico on tourism or non paid activities and stay up to 180 days.

United States citizens will only carry their valid passports and foreigners should bear their valid passports, valid US visa or green card. Everybody will receive migration and customs forms and should be filled out during the flight or at the point on entry.

Anybody who does not meet the aforementioned criteria, should ask about their situation and if necessary, will require a visa. If that is the case, our business hours are Monday to Friday from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm.

Please consider that all requests require an interview regardless of the type of visa being requested and the result is decisive in the issuance of the visa. If you are granted a Mexican visa you will be able to travel to Mexico but it does not guarantee entry into the country.

Please note that starting January 1st, 2017 the consulate will charge a non-refundable fee of $36.00 per visa application regardless of approval.

Click on the link related to your activity in Mexico to view your visa requirements. 

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TEMPORARY RESIDENCY

 

Requirements:

 

I.          Passport, in original and copy;

II.         A photograph with a visible face and without glasses, in color, passport size, with white background facing forward;

III.        Original and copy of the document proving your legal stay, if the foreign person is not a national of the country where you apply for the visa, and

IV.       Submit the documents proving any of the following assumptions:

 

a.         Economic solvency:

1.         Original and copy of proof of investments or bank accounts with average monthly balance equivalent to $20,000.00 Dollars, during the last twelve months; or

2.         Original and copy of documents proving employment or pension with monthly income free of liens greater than $1,200.00 Dollars during the last six months.

 

b.         Invitation from an organization or from a public or private institution.

1.         Original of the responsive letter of an organization or of a public or private institution that invites the foreign person to participate in some unpaid activity in national territory. The letter must contain the following information:

 

I.          Full name of the applicant and nationality;

ii.         Name or corporate name of the organization;

iii.        Official registration number, as applicable;

iv.        Object of the private or public organization or institution;

v.         Full address and contact details of the organization or institution;

vi.        Information about the activity that will be carried out or the project in which the foreign person will participate. The activity of the foreign person must be related to the purposes of the organization or institution that invites;

vii.       Estimated duration or approximate date of completion of the activity to be performed;

viii.      The manifestation of joint and several liability for the maintenance of the foreign person during their stay in Mexico and the return to their country of origin or residence, and

ix.        Copy of official identification with signature and photograph of the person signing the responsive letter.

2.         In order to prove that it has resources to fulfill the joint and several liabilities referred to in item viii of the preceding paragraph, the private organization or institution that invites will present an original and a copy of proof of investments or bank accounts with an average monthly balance equivalent to $40,000.00 U.S.  dollars, during the last twelve months.

Public institutions and private institutions belonging to the National Education System do not require economic credit.

3.         The documents with which the foreign person accredits that he / she has the experience, capacity, skills or knowledge necessary to carry out the activity for which he / she is invited, in original and copy.

4.         In case the institution that invites does not cover the maintenance expenses:

i.          Original and copy of proof of investments or bank accounts with average monthly balance equivalent to $20,000.00 Dollars, during the last twelve months, or

 

ii.         Original and copy of documents proving that the visa applicant has employment or pension with monthly income free of liens greater than $800.00 Dollars during the last six months.

 

PERMANENT RESIDENCY

 

Requirements:

I.          Passport in original and copy;

II.         A photograph with a visible face and without glasses, in color, passport size, with white background facing forward;

III.        Original and copy of the document proving your legal stay, if the foreign person is not a national of the country where you apply for the visa, and

IV.       Submit the documents proving any of the following assumptions:

a. Retired or pensioned:

1.         Original and a copy of proof of investments or bank accounts with an average monthly balance equivalent to $ 80,100.00 U.S. dollars, during the last twelve months, or

2.         Original and a copy of documents proving that you have a pension with monthly income free of liens greater than $ 2,000.00 U.S. dollars, during the last six months.

b. Family unity:

1.         Link with Mexican:

I.          If the applicant has a Mexican child, Mexican birth certificate of the Mexican child, in original and copy; or

            If the applicant has a Mexican father or mother, as long as he is a girl, child or adolescent and has no right to Mexican nationality and has not contracted marriage or is under his legal representation, birth certificate of the applicant, in original and copy; or

If the applicant is the child of a Mexican spouse, concubine or concubine, as long as he or she is a child or adolescent and has not contracted marriage or is under legal representation:

- Birth certificate of the applicant, in original and copy; and

- Marriage certificate or document proving the concubine, in original and copy; or

            If the applicant is a brother of Mexican, birth certificate of the applicant and his brother, in original and copy; and

ii.         Document of proof of Mexican nationality, in original and copy.

2.         Link with foreign holder of permanent resident visa:

i.          If the applicant has a foreign child holding a permanent resident visa, birth certificate of the child, in original and copy; or

            If the applicant has a foreign parent holding a permanent resident visa, as long as it is a girl, child or adolescent and has not contracted marriage or is under his legal representation, birth certificate of the applicant, in original and copy; or

            If the applicant is the child of the spouse, concubine, concubine or equivalent figures of a foreigner holding a permanent resident visa:

- Birth certificate of the applicant, in original and copy; and

- Marriage certificate or document proving the concubine, in original and copy; or

            If the applicant is the brother of a foreigner holding a permanent resident visa, as long as he or she is a girl, child or adolescent and has not entered into a marriage or is under legal representation, he / she must present the birth certificate of the applicant and his / Original and copy;

ii.         Permanent resident visa, valid and current in original and copy, and

iii.        To accredit economic solvency for the maintenance of each of their relatives during their stay in the country, with:

- Original and copy of proof of investments or bank accounts with average monthly balance equivalent to $ 400 dollars, during the last twelve months, or

- Original and copy of documents proving that you have employment or pension with monthly income free of liens greater than $ 400 dollars, during the last six months.

3.         Link with a foreigner who has permanent resident status:

i.          If the applicant has a foreign child with the status of permanent resident, birth certificate of the child, in original and copy; or

            If the applicant has a foreign father or mother with permanent resident status, as long as he or she is a child or adolescent and has not contracted marriage or is under legal representation, birth certificate of the applicant, in original and copy; or

            If the applicant is the child of the spouse, concubine or concubine or equivalent figures of a foreigner on permanent resident status:

- Birth certificate of the applicant, in original and copy; and

- Marriage certificate or document proving the concubine, in original and copy; or

            If the applicant is a sibling of a foreigner who has the status of permanent resident, as long as he or she is a girl, child or adolescent and has not contracted marriage or is under legal representation, he or she must present the applicant's birth certificate and His brother, in original and copy, and

ii.         Permanent resident card, valid and current in original and copy.

v.         Payment of $ 36 dollars for visa application, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Rights Law.

 

NON PAID ACTIVITIES

Requirements

 

I.          Passport in original and copy;

II.         A photograph with a visible face and without glasses, in color, passport size, with white background facing forward;

III.        Original and copy of the document proving your legal stay, if the foreign person is not a national of the country where you apply for the visa, and

IV.       Submit the documents proving any of the following assumptions:

 

a.          Any of the following:

1.         Original and copy of public deed of real estate duly registered in the name of the applicant with a minimum of two years and proof of stable employment for a minimum period of two years, or

2.         Original and copy of public deed of real estate duly registered in the name of the applicant of a minimum of two years and a document proving ownership or participation in businesses with a minimum of two years.

b.         Economic solvency:

1.         Original and copy of documents showing an employment or pension with a monthly income free of liens greater than $ 400.00 dollars during the last three months and proof of stable employment with a minimum of one year, or

2.         Original and copy of proof of investments or bank accounts with an average monthly balance equivalent to $1,200.00 dollars during the last three months, or

3.         In the case of foreign students, they must present original of proof of studies and original of proof of stable employment, pension or scholarship with monthly income equivalent to $280.00 dollars, during the last three months.

V.        Payment of $36.00 dollars for visa application, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Rights Law.

 

 

ADOPTION

 

Requirements:

 

I.          Passport, in original and copy;

II.         A photograph with a visible face and without glasses, in color, passport size, with white background facing forward;

III.        Original and copy of the Adoption or Reallocation issued by the National System for the Integral Development of the Family (DIF), which indicates information on the identity of a child or adolescent;

IV.       Original and copy of acceptance of the child's assignment and continuation of the adoption procedure issued by the Central Authority of the Receiving State expressing its will and that of the applicants to continue with the adoption procedure, and

V.        Payment of $36.00 U.S. dollars for visa application, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Rights Law.

 

 

STUDENT VISA

 

Requirements:

 Passport, in original and copy;

ii.         A photograph with a visible face and without glasses, in color, passport size, with white background facing forward;

iii.        Original and copy of the document proving your legal stay, if the foreign person is not a national of the country where you apply for the visa, and

iv.        Submit the documents proving any of the following assumptions:

A.  Studies:

1.         Original letter of acceptance of an institution belonging to the National Educational System in which it intends to study, specifying:

i.          Full name of the applicant;

ii.         Level, grade, and area of study that the applicant intends to perform;

iii.        Name of the course in which it has been accepted;

iv.        Course start and end date;

v.         Cost of tuition for the course, and an identification source of the educational institution.

2.         Economic solvency to cover the amount of the tuition, expenses of lodging and maintenance during its stay in national territory, accredited by:

i.          Original and a copy of documents showing that you have employment, pension or scholarship with monthly income free of taxes of more than $ 400 or the equivalent necessary to cover the amount of point 2 during the last three months, or

ii.         Original and a copy of proof of investments or bank accounts with an average monthly balance equivalent to $ 4,000 or the equivalent necessary to cover the amount of item 2, during the last three months, or

            The solvency may be accredited by the applicant, by their parents or by the person who exercises parental authority or guardianship, provided they are not older than twenty-five years, or with a letter from the educational institution that proves that they have been beneficiaries of a scholarship or document of a banking or financial institution that proves that it has the financing.

 

v.         Payment of $ 36 dollars for visa application, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Rights Law.

 

FAMILY UNITY

 

1.         Link with foreign person holding a temporary residence visa or temporary resident student:

i.          If the applicant is a spouse, concubine or concubine of a foreign person holding a temporary residence visa or temporary resident student, marriage certificate or document proving the concubine in original and copy; or

If the applicant has a foreign child holding a temporary residence visa or temporary resident student, birth certificate of the child, in original and copy; or

            If the applicant has a foreign parent holding a temporary residence visa or a temporary resident student, as long as he or she is a child or adolescent and has not contracted the applicant's birth certificate in original and copy; or

            If the applicant is the child of the spouse, concubine or concubine of a foreign person holding a temporary residence visa or a temporary resident student, as long as it is a child, adolescent, and has not contracted marriage or is under legal representation:

- Birth certificate of the applicant, in original and copy, and

- Marriage certificate or document proving the concubine in original and copy;

ii.         Visa of temporary residence or temporary resident student, valid and in force in original and copy, and

iii.        To accredit economic solvency for the maintenance of each of their relatives during their stay in the country, with:

- Original and copy of proof of investments or bank accounts with average monthly balance of more than $ 400.00 dollars during the last twelve months; or

- Original and copy of documents proving that you have employment or pension with monthly income free of liens greater than $ 400 dollars, during the last six months.

 

2.         Marriage or concubine with a foreigner holding a permanent resident visa:

i.          Marriage certificate or document proving the concubine in original and copy;

ii.         Permanent resident visa, valid and current in original and copy, and

iii.        Accredit economic solvency for the maintenance of your spouse, concubine, with:

- Original and copy of proof of investments or bank accounts with average monthly balance of more than $ 400.00 (per person), during the last twelve months, or

- Original and copy of documents showing employment or pension with monthly income free of liens greater than $ 400.00 (per person), during the last six months.

 

3.  Tie with the foreigner who has the status of a temporary resident or a temporary  resident:

I.          If the applicant is a spouse, concubine of a foreign person with the status of temporary resident or temporary resident student, marriage certificate or document proving the original and copy; or

If the applicant has a foreign child with the status of a temporary resident or temporary resident student, birth certificate of the child, in original and copy; or

If the applicant has a foreign parent with the status of a temporary resident or a temporary resident, provided that he or she is a girl, child or adolescent and has not married or is legally represented by the applicant's birth certificate, Original and copy; or

If the applicant is the child of the spouse, concubine, concubine of a foreigner with the condition of temporary resident or temporary resident student, as long as it is a girl, child or adolescent and has not contracted marriage or is under its legal representation:

- Birth certificate of the applicant, in original and copy, and

- Marriage certificate or document proving the concubine in original and copy.

ii.         Card of temporary resident or temporary resident student, valid and current in original and copy, and

iii.        In the event that the applicant has a relationship with a foreigner who has the status of temporary resident student stay.

- Letter or proof issued by the educational institution stating that the foreigner with the status of stay of temporary resident student continues with his studies.

 

4. Marriage or concubine with a foreigner who has permanent resident status:

i.          Marriage certificate or document proving the concubine, in original and copy, and

ii.         Permanent resident card, valid and current, in original and copy.

 

5.         Marriage, concubine or equivalent figure with Mexican:

i.          Marriage certificate or document proving the concubine, in original and copy; and

ii.         Document of proof of Mexican nationality, in original and copy. 

 

INVESTOR

REQUIREMENTS:

 

1.         Deed or policy of the Mexican legal person granted before Notary Public, stating that the foreign person participates in the capital stock of said Mexican moral person, and that the amount of the investment made for the participation of the foreign person in The Mexican legal entity exceeds $ 75,000.00 dollars, which may be credited, through a contract for the sale of shares or social parties, contract for the transfer of goods or rights in favor of the Mexican legal person or document issued by the latter to prove the amount contributed by Participation in the share capital, in original and copy; and

2.         Document proving the ownership or ownership of movable property or fixed assets in favor of the foreign moral person, used for economic or business purposes, with a value exceeding $ 80,100.00,  in original and copy; or

3.         Documentation attesting the development of economic or business activities in the national territory, with contracts, service orders, invoices, receipts, business plans, licenses or permits, or proof issued by the Mexican Social Security Institute accrediting that the Foreign moral person is an employer of at least three workers, in original and copy, and

 

V.        Payment of $36.00 dollars for visa application, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Rights Law.

 

WORKING VISAS

ALL WORK VISAS MUST BE PROCESSED BY THE EMPLOYER TO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MIGRATION IN MEXICO

Article 10. -  Visa for temporary residence or visitor with permission to perform paid activities, requested to the institute for job offer.

Applicable:  to the foreign person to whom a physical or legal person legally established in Mexico extends an offer of employment.

Form of presentation of the procedure

Immigration format for visa authorization, filled electronically through the website with autograph signature of the promoter.

 

Requirements:

1. Original and copy of the current official identification of the individual or legal representative of the legal person, public agency or decentralized body, decentralized agency, state participation company or public trust, embassy or consulate of a country with representation in Mexico In the case of Mexican or valid residence card in case of being a person to foreign.

 

2. That the foreign person for whom the visa is required does not have an application for a temporary residence visa or a visitor with permission to carry out paid activities, requested from the institute for vacancy offer pending resolution.

 

3. Original of the offer of employment in the letterhead stating the occupation that the foreign person will develop according to the classification of the National System of Classification of Occupations or the one that in its time replaces this, required temporality, place of work And amount of remuneration

 

4. Copy of the record of the employer's registration with the institute and;

 

5. Legible copy of the passport or identity and travel document that is valid under the international law and in force of the foreign person for whom the visa is requested

 

 

Validity of authorization:

• 30 working days from the day after the promoter is notified of the origin of the consular interview.

 

 

Resolution Criteria:

This process only applies when there is an offer of employment for foreigners who intend to stay in the following conditions of stay:

A.        Visitor with permission to perform paid activities when the occupation requires a temporary stays not greater than 180 days

B.        Temporary resident, when the occupation requires a temporality of more than 180 days.

The work permit is granted in the corresponding occupation according to the classification of the National System of Classification of Occupations or the one that at the time replaces it. For the purposes of these guidelines, it is understood by occupation the set of tasks and tasks performed by a person, or that it is expected to perform for an employer.

MINORS

  • According to new immigration rules, from January 25th., 2014 on, minors that DOES NOT require parental consent to exit Mexico when traveling alone or with a third party, are those traveling for non paid activities (tourists or students visiting for less than 180 days among others).
  • Minors that DO require parental consent to exit Mexico alone or with a third party are those that live in Mexico as temporary residents, students (more than 180 days) or permanent residents. From January 25th on, minors and persons under judicial guardianship will show upon exiting Mexico one of the following documents:

a) Notarized document signed by both parents or person that holds custody authorizing the trip out of Mexico and detailing the means of transportation, destination and date of travel. Such document will be granted by the authority that can attest and certify documents, legalized or apostilled and translated into Spanish. OR

b) Another option, besides the document above mentioned, will be one obtained through the “Instituto Nacional de Migración” (Mexican Immigration Institute) known as “Formato de Salida de Menores” (SAM) that can be found at http://www.inm.gob.mx/index.php/page/autorizacion_menores

NOTE: Such document (SAM) will be handed to an immigration officer while exiting Mexico at an airport, border or sea port, who will seal it and keep one copy. The second copy should be handed to the transportation employee and the third copy will be kept by the minor. The document will be valid for 180 days and can be used only once.

 

  • Minors and persons under judicial guardianship who exit Mexico accompanied by both parents, one of them or the person who holds custody, do not require any kind of additional document.