Starting on May 1, 2018, the 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 refusal of visa, the payment will not be refunded.
c) This provision is not applicable in the case of visas without charge. (Only exceptional visas)
Effective August 1st, the Consulate will no longer accept debit/credit card payments. Please We recommend to be prepared wit cash when attending this office.
Welcome to the Visa Section of the Consulate General of México in San Diego, California. Please note that the requirements presented in this section apply to the Consulate General of Mexico, and are subject to change without notice. We highly recommend you check this website before coming to your appointment. Appointment is necessary; please read thoroughly the requirements.
All foreigners, regardless of their nationality, are required to present a valid and unexpired passport or travel document when entering Mexico (traveling by air, land or sea).
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 be 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 be valid during your entire stay in Mexico.
If the US visa stamped in your passport is expired but you have an official document or form proving your legal status in the USA, you must apply for a Mexican visa at any Mexican Consulate. All EAD cards, I-797 A Forms, Advance Parole Forms, I-20 or DS-2019 are not accepted to enter 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 . Click here for more information.
Be advised that the time and process to obtain a Mexican visa may vary (one to ten days). The Consulate does not guarantee the issuance of the visa, and its expedition the same day you come. If you are coming to San Diego 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 (Non Paid Activities Visa)
- Family reunification (coming soon)
- Family Unit (with approval of Mexican Immigration Institute - NUT)
- Temporary Resident Visa:
- Religious Activities
- Lost, stolen or destruction of Temporary or Permanent Card
- Non Ordinary Visas(Diplomatic,Official,Among others)