If you are traveling to Mexico for purpose an adoption in order to complete the legal process to adopt a child, you must apply for a Mexican Visa as an “Adoption Visa”.
1. Fill out the Application Download
2. Valid Passport (book passport - original and one copy, you must have 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 U.S. valid visa multiple entries (original and one copy).
4. One passport size picture front view white background (recent and without glasses).
5. Report to be matched with a child (informe de adoptabilidad o pre-asignación) Issued by the “State System for the Full Development of the Family” (Sistema Nacional para el Desarrollo Integral de la Familia, -DIF-). Original and one copy.
6. Letter of acceptance and that you will continue processing a child´s adoption (issued by the Central Authority in Mexico). Original and one copy.
7. Application processing fee $36.00 US dollars. We only accept cash and Money Order. Please note that in case of refusal of visa, the payment is not refundable. We recommend that before submitting your application, you verify your documentation is complete.
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 business days.
We recommend that you do not purchase your travel tickets until the proper visa is obtained.
The Mexican visa gives you the possibility of travelling to the country. The entry into Mexican territory depends on Mexican immigration authorities at the port of entry.
On the day of your scheduled appointment, you will present yourself to the Mexican Consulate with your previously approved documents in original and the correspondent copies of said documents to conclude the application process and subsequent interview to obtain your Mexican Visa. Note: additional paperwork may be asked in certain instances.
For your convenience, if you do not speak English and/or Spanish you must be accompanied by an interpreter.