VISAS

 

Welcome to the Visa Section of the Consulate General of México in San Antonio, Texas. We highly recommend you check this website before coming to your appointment.

An appointment is necessary; please read thoroughly the requirements.

To set an appointment please reach MEXITEL at 1 (877) 639 4835

Please note that yhe amount of $36 dollars will be charged for each visa application received, regardless of whether or not it is authorized:

a)   Every visa application will generate a payment.

b)   In the case of a visa rejection, the payment will not be refunded.

Foreigners interested in applying for any type of the visa, must meet the requirements for the respective visa that is requested.

Please read all the requirements carefully. For any clarifications, please call 210-227-9145 ext. 3609, 3606 or email Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.

 

General Information:

All foreigners, regardless of their nationality, are required to present a valid and unexpired passport when entering to Mexico.

If you are a Permanent Resident of the following countries: Canada, the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and any of the countries of the Schengen Area, you do not need a visa to enter Mexico for tourism, business or transit purposes. All individuals in this category are required to present their valid and unexpired Resident Card along with their passports. Both documents must remain valid during the entire stay in Mexico.

US travel document holders must present a US valid Permanent Resident Card when entering Mexico if they are nationals of the countries listed in the following link: http://www.inm.gob.mx/gobmx/word/index.php/paises-requieren-visa-para-mexico/

If you have a valid and unexpired visa of the United States, you do not need a visa to enter Mexico for tourism, business or transit purposes. All individuals in this category are required to present their valid and unexpired visa along with their passports. Both documents must remain valid during your entire stay in Mexico.

If the US visa stamped in your passport is expired but you have an official document proving your regular status in the USA, you can apply for a Mexican visa at any Mexican Consulate. EAD cards, I-797 A Forms, Advance Parole Forms, I-20 or DS-2019 are not accepted to enter to Mexico without a visa.

If you are granted a Mexican visa you will be able to travel to Mexico. Nevertheless, the entry into Mexico will depend on the Mexican Immigration authorities at the port of entry.

Be advised that the time and process to obtain a Mexican visa may vary. The Consulate does not guarantee the issuance of the visa, and its expedition the same day you come. If you are coming to San Antonio for the sole purpose of obtaining the Mexican visa, we encourage you to plan a minimum stay of one to three days.

Requirements by type of Visa

Tourist or transit visa

If you are going to visit Mexico as a tourist and you are not a United States citizen, or you have an appointment at the US Consulate to renew your US working or student visa, you must apply for a Mexican visa for “Non-Lucrative Activities”.

An appointment is necessary; please read thoroughly the requirements.

To set an appointment please reach MEXITEL at 1 (877) 639 4835

Requirements:

1. Fill out the visa application form:  download

2. Valid passport and copy of the main page

3. Original and copy document thath proves thath the applicant ia a foreign regular resident in the USA (visa or stamp from DHS, I-94, signed I-797 forms, advance parole forms, I-20, or DS-2019).

4. One color passport size picture front view white background (recent and without glasses).

5. Proof of Employment (US Company) or proof of studies. Call 210-227-9145 ext. 3609, 3606 for details.

6. Original and a copy of financial records

7. Fee of $36 USD

Once you have gathered the entire required documentation visit the Consulate or call 210-227-9145 ext. 3609, 3606 to set an appointment.

 

Student visa

 An appointment is necessary; please read thoroughly the requirements.

To set an appointment please reach MEXITEL at 1 (877) 639 4835

If you are going to study in Mexico, you must apply for a Temporary Student Resident Visa.

Requirements:

1. Fill out the application form: download

2. Valid passport and copy of the main page

3. If the applicant is not a US citizen, he or she must present a US alien permanent resident card (green card) or a U.S. valid visa multiple entries. (Original and one copy)

4. One color passport size picture front view white background (recent and without glasses).

5. Original letter from the Educational Institution (letter of acceptance) specifying applicant’s  full name (should be the same as passport), nationality, level of studies, degree and area of study that the applicant intends to carry out, the course name to which the applicant has been accepted to, the total cost and period of studies. This letter must be signed by Official Representative and identification data of the educational institution

6. Documents proving economic solvency to cover the amount of the tuition and expenses for accommodation and meals during your stay in Mexico:

Economic solvency can be satisfied by the student, his or her parents or whoever has the legal custody over the student, as long as he or she is not older than 25 years of age (in this case you must present a notarized letter that states who will cover your tuition and personal expenses). It can also be proved by original document attesting that the student has received a full scholarship or document issued by a bank or financial institution showing that counts with the appropriate financing.

7. Fee of $36 USD

Note: If the documents are from outside of the United States, you must present the original apostilled or legalized and translated into Spanish by an official translator) original and one copy.

Family reasons visa

If you are going to live in Mexico under the modality of Family Unit, you must apply for a visa as a “Family Unit Temporary Resident”.

  An appointment is necessary; please read thoroughly the requirements.

To set an appointment please reach MEXITEL at 1 (877) 639 4835

1. Fill out the application form: download

2. Valid passport and copy of the main page

3. If the applicant is not a US citizen, he or she must present a US alien permanent resident card (green card) or a U.S. valid visa multiple entries. (Original and one copy)

4. One color passport size picture front view white background (recent and without glasses).

5. Documentary proof of the spouse Mexican nationality; if the son or daughter holds a Mexican nationality you must present proof too (birth certificate and Mexican valid passport), in original and a copy. The Mexican spouse or child must be present on the day of the visa application.

6. Valid Temporary resident Card or Permanent Resident Card in original and copy if the marriage is with a foreign citizen.

7. Original and a copy of financial records.

8. Fee of $36 USD

Note: If the documents are from outside of the United States, you must present the original apostilled or legalized and translated into Spanish by an official translator) original and one copy.

 

 

Temporary resident visa

for retired or income holders

If you are retired and you are going to live temporary without any income in Mexico, you must apply for a visa as a “Temporary Resident”.

 An appointment is necessary; please read thoroughly the requirements.

 

To set an appointment please reach MEXITEL at 1 (877) 639 4835

1. Fill out the application form: download

2. Valid passport and copy of the main page

3. If the applicant is not a US citizen, he or she must present a US alien permanent resident card (green card) or a U.S. valid visa multiple entries (original and one copy).

4. One color passport size picture front view white background (recent and without glasses).

5. Original Letter (in English) addressed to the Consulate General of Mexico specifying the purpose of your entry in Mexico. The letter should include your full name (same as your passport), your request to have Temporary Resident Visa, the amount of your pension or investment revenues, date of travel and port of entry, address in United State and the address that you will have in Mexico.

6. Documents proving your economic solvency.

7. Fee of $36 USD

Note: If the documents are from outside of the United States, you must present the original apostilled or legalized and translated into Spanish by an official translator) original and one copy.

 

Temporary resident visa

Visa approved by the Mexican Immigration Institute “INM”

 If your trip is for work-related purposes, where activities or services performed are to be paid in Mexico (lucrative activities), the company/organization/individual shall submit an application at the Mexican Immigration Institute in Mexico.

 An appointment is necessary; please read thoroughly the requirements.

 

To set an appointment please reach MEXITEL at 1 (877) 639 4835

1. Fill out the application form: download

2. Valid passport and copy of the main page

3. If the applicant is not a US citizen, he or she must present a US alien permanent resident card (green card) or a U.S. valid visa multiple entries. (Original and one copy)

4. One color passport size picture front view white background (recent and without glasses).

5. File number (NUT – letter from the Mexican Immigration office (INM).

7. Fee of $36 USD