Temporary Resident Visa Requirements

If you are going to WORK in México, live in the USA and you will receive your income from the US Company, you must apply for a visa as a “Temporary Resident”. 

1. Application for Mexican Visa https://consulmex2.sre.gob.mx/sandiego/images/PDFs/Solicitudes/Visa-Ingles.pdf

 

2. Passport (book passport) original and one copy from the first, last and all pages in which you have visas or stamps). 

 

3. If you are not a United States citizen, you must present a US alien permanent resident card (green card) or a valid visa from either Canada, the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and/or Northern Ireland valid visa (original and one copy).

 

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

 

5. Proof of Employment (US Company): 

 

a) Letterhead sheet from the US company/organization/association which must be addressed to the  Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego specifying the following:

 

- Applicant´s full name and nationality.

 

- Activity, length of time working there and income perceived by applicant.

 

- Specify commitment of shared responsibility with the applicant

 

- Registration number, business activity, physical address and complete name and contact information of the company/organization/association.

 

b) Copy of valid official ID of the person who signed the invitation letter (with photo, name and signature).

 

c) Active Secretary of State Registration and Current City Business License (copy).

 

6. Invitation Letter (Mexican Company): 

 

a) Original Invitation letterhead from the Mexican company/organization/association which must be addressed to the Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego requesting the visa and specifying the following:

 

- Applicant´s full name and nationality.

 

- Exact purpose or activity and length of time for the trip to Mexico.

 

- How your expenses will be covered.

 

- Specify commitment of shared responsibility with the applicant.

 

- Registration number, business activity, physical address and complete name and contact information of the company/organization/association.

 

b) Copy of valid official ID of the person who signed the invitation letter. (with photo, name and signature)

 

c) Business Registration Certificate from the company, printed recently (constancia de situación fiscal “SAT”) 

7. Original and a photocopy of financial records (last six months of bank statements) which reflect monthly income and salary with minimum balance of $1220.00 us dollars at the end of the month; last six months of pay stubs; you can also submit official documents proving the ownership of a property/company/business and one photocopy. If you have a retirement pension, bring the original yearly social security statement and one photocopy.

If you have investments, you can present the last twelve months of financial institution statements showing at least $20,200 US dollars at the end of each month.

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. 

8. Pay $36.00 US dollars. For security reasons we don’t accept 100 dollar bills. (We accept cash, Money Order, Master Card, Visa or Discover). 

Take into consideration that your visit to the Consulate does not guarantee the issuance of the visa and that the expedition of the same is subject to the result of the consular interview. It is recommended that airplane tickets are not purchased until you obtain your visa. The Mexican visa gives you the possibility of travelling to the country. The entry into the national territory will depend on Mexican immigration authorities at the port of entry.

Once you have all the requirements, you must book appointment at http://visa-appt.consulmexsd.org (appointment per person). In some cases, we may request additional documentation.

The day of your appointment, your documents will be revised. If approved, you will be given a second appointment for the interview where you will get your Passport stamped with your new visa. 

 

Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego

1549 India Street, San Diego, California 92101

Visa Department

Temporary Resident Visa Requirements

If you are going to LIVE in México, work in the USA and you will receive your income from the US Company, you must apply for a visa as a “Temporary Resident”. 

1. Application for Mexican Visa https://consulmex2.sre.gob.mx/sandiego/images/PDFs/Solicitudes/Visa-Ingles.pdf

 

2. Passport (book passport) original and one copy from the first, last and all pages in which you have visas or stamps). 

 

3. If you are not a United States citizen, you must present a US alien permanent resident card (green card) or a valid visa from either Canada, the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and/or Northern Ireland valid visa (original and one copy).

 

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

 

5. Original Letter addressed to the Consulate General of Mexico specifying the purpose of your entry in Mexico. The letter should include your request to have Temporary Resident Visa, date of travel and port of entry, address in Mexico. (original and one copy)

 

6. Proof of Employment (US Company): 

 

a) Letterhead sheet from the US company/organization/association which must be addressed to the  Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego specifying the following:

 

- Applicant´s full name and nationality.

 

- Activity, length of time working there and income perceived by applicant.

 

- Specify commitment of shared responsibility with the applicant

 

- Registration number, business activity, physical address and complete name and contact information of the company/organization/association.

 

b) Copy of valid official ID of the person who signed the invitation letter (with photo, name and signature).

 

c) Active Secretary of State Registration and Current City Business License (copy).

7. Original and a photocopy of financial records (last six months of bank statements) which reflect monthly income and salary with minimum balance of $1220.00 us dollars at the end of the month; last six months of pay stubs; you can also submit official documents proving the ownership of a property/company/business and one photocopy. If you have a retirement pension, bring the original yearly social security statement and one photocopy.

 

If you have investments, you can present the last twelve months of financial institution statements showing at least $20,200 US dollars at the end of each month.

 

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.

 

8. Pay $36.00 US dollars. For security reasons we don’t accept 100 dollar bills. (We accept cash, Money Order, Master Card, Visa or Discover). 

 

Take into consideration that your visit to the Consulate does not guarantee the issuance of the visa and that the expedition of the same is subject to the result of the consular interview. It is recommended that airplane tickets are not purchased until you obtain your visa. The Mexican visa gives you the possibility of travelling to the country. The entry into the national territory will depend on Mexican immigration authorities at the port of entry. 

Once you have all the requirements, you must book appointment at http://visa-appt.consulmexsd.org (appointment per person). In some cases, we may request additional documentation

The day of your appointment, your documents will be revised. If approved, you will be given a second appointment for the interview where you will get your Passport stamped with your new visa.

 

Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego

 

1549 India Street, San Diego, California 92101

 

Visa Department