Winter is still here! And many areas in North America and Europe are facing historic low temperatures, a consequence of the polar vortex. If you find yourself daydreaming on escaping to a place with tropical weather, holding a cold drink in your hand and enjoying the beach, Mexico might be the perfect escape for you!
Nowadays, many visitors are not even required to have a visa to travel to Mexico. If you are planning to have a holiday, or if you are traveling to a seminar or business trip, it is possible to buy a last minute ticket and fly just with your passport. Once you get to the airport, you will be issued a tourist visa valid for 180 days.
Mexican Tourist Visa: What is it?
|VISA DE VISITANTE SIN PERMISO PARA REALIZAR ACTIVIDADES REMUNERADAS
VISITOR VISA / Not allowed to get wages
This visa allows you to visit Mexico for activities that do not involve receiving remuneration such as:
● Transit through Mexico
● Business trips (such as attending meetings, supervisory visits, training or consultancies in Mexico)
● Activities related to the exercise of ministers worship, technical jobs in companies (without pay in Mexico), philanthropic activities, sport activities, medical treatments, attending fairs and / or conferences as well as courses or seminars involving no more than 180 days.
Mexican Tourist Visa: Who can or cannot get one?
We prepared this handy list as a quick referral of who can benefit from a tourist visa. If you are a citizen of a country on the column on the left, you might need to apply for a visa in the nearest consulate before your arrival to Mexico.
COUNTRIES AND REGIONS THAT REQUIRE A VISA TO TRAVEL TO MEXICO
COUNTRIES AND REGIONS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE A VISA TO TRAVEL TO MEXICO
Antigua y Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
China People’s Republic
Central African Republic
Congo, Rep.Dem. (Zaire)
United Arab Emirates
Papua New Guinea
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
Saint Christopher and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
British Indian Ocean Territory
British Virgin Islands
Territory of Cocos (Keeling)
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks & Caicos
United States of America
United Kingdom of Great Britain Republic
U.S. Virgin Islands
Wallis and Futuna Islands
Mexican Tourist Visa: What do I need to do to get one?
There are still some requirements needed even if you come from a country that does not need a visa to enter Mexico.
In the revision filter migration, you must submit:
- Passport or identification that is valid under international law.
- FMM duly completed (this form is given in the plane to Mexico).
- Immigration authority may request the foreign person to check the reason for the trip using one of the following documents:
- Hotel reservation, return ticket (itinerary), tour tickets, or others.
- Letter in Spanish by the hiring company indicating that the foreigner is a current employee and that payment of services are provided in his/her country of origin.
- Copy of the transfer of technology, patents and trademarks, purchase of machinery and equipment, technical training, or any other related to the production process of a company based in Mexico.
- Letter of organization or institution, private or public, in which the foreign person is invited to participate in unpaid activity in Mexico and stating the purpose of the visit and estimated time of stay.
- Letter of invitation or acceptance of any educational institution for courses, studies or research projects or training for a maximum of 180 days.
Mexican Tourist Visa: What do I need to renew my visa?
The easiest way to renew your visa is by leaving the country before the 180 days mark and re-entering a few days, weeks or months later.
A few years ago it was possible to enter the country on a FMT (old name for the tourist visa), and then change your migratory status to a FM2 or FM3 visa. However, that is not possible anymore. So, if you are planning to stay for more than six months or reside in Mexico, you have to apply for these visas in your country of origin.
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