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All About Mexico Travel Visas
Mexico’s immigration department has implemented an Electronic Authorisation System with the aim of facilitating tourism for visitors from many countries. One question you may be asking ahead of your trip is – do you need a visa for Mexico? The answer depends on your nationality.
You may need multiple authorisation types to enter the land that’s home to the Chichen Itza ruins. The most common type is the FMM (Forma Migratoria Multiple), which is commonly referred to in English as a Tourist Card. All visitors, regardless of their nationality, must obtain a Tourist Card – even if you’re not required to apply for a visa.
There’s no government fee charged to obtain a Tourist Card if you’re arriving by air; the only amount you pay is our processing fee to handle your paperwork on your behalf. However, if you enter by land through a checkpoint, the government charges a 29 USD fee for your Tourist Card, which is paid in addition to our processing fee.
It’s important to note that the Tourist Card is not a visa and does not replace a visa. If you are coming from a country that requires you to have a Mexico visa, you will need a Tourist Card in addition to your regular authorisation. If you’re from the US, UK, Europe, Australia, Canada, or New Zealand, a Tourist Card is all you need.
The second type of authorisation to enter is an eVisa obtained through the Electronic Authorisation System, and is valid for visitors from Russia, Turkey and Ukraine who are arriving by air. Russian, Turkish and Ukrainian citizens will need to obtain both the eVisa and the Tourist Card, and you can obtain both with Byevisa.
All authorisations are Single Entry only and are valid for a maximum of 180 days.
Here Byevisa walks you through the process to obtain your Tourist Card, eVisa, or both, and we let you know if you need to head to your nearest embassy for additional paperwork. Applying with us is quick and easy and can be done from wherever you are, and once your application is approved, we send your document to you by email right away in digital format.
- 1 Difference Between a Tourist Card and a Mexico eVisa
- 2 Mexico Visa Requirements and Eligibility
- 3 Mexico Tourist Visa Application Process
- 4 Mexico eVisa Application Form
- 5 Checking the Status of Your Mexico Tourist Visa Application
- 6 How Much Does a Mexico Visa Cost?
- 7 Further Mexico Visa Questions and Information
Difference Between a Tourist Card and a Mexico eVisa
A Tourist Card, which all visitors must get, can be obtained on arrival. However, queues tend to be quite long to fill out the required paperwork at the airport. Fortunately, you have the option to get your Tourist Card in advance by applying online. With Byevisa, you can skip the queue and start your adventure faster.
An eVisa is an electronic travel document that is obtained by filling out our online application form before your arrival to Mexico. The document is presented to an officer at the immigration control when you arrive. Citizens of Russia, Turkey and Ukraine are eligible for this type of authorisation. All other nationalities requiring a visa will need to apply at the nearest embassy, including Indians.
Mexico Visa Requirements and Eligibility
Want to know which authorisation you’re eligible for? You can check which document you need with our helpful tool here:
Alternatively, please find below the full details.
All visitors to Mexico will need at least a Tourist Card to enter.
Additionally, citizens of Russia, Turkey and Ukraine also need to apply for an eVisa. You can get your eVisa online as long as you’ll be arriving by plane. All you need to do is complete our application form and pay the processing fee – no extra documents are required!
If you’re from one of these 3 countries, you also need to present a Tourist Card when you arrive along with your passport. With Byevisa you can get both documents with no hassle – we’re here to get you on your way faster!
Citizens from the following countries and territories may enter Mexico with only a Tourist Card, which you can apply for with Byevisa. All you need to do is print your approved document and take it with you, and make sure an immigration official stamps your card when you arrive.
British Indian Ocean Territory
British Virgin Islands (BVI)
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
United Kingdom of Great Britain
United States of America
US Virgin Islands
Wallis and Futuna Islands
At the time you submit your application, you pay our processing fee. We accept credit or debit cards as well as PayPal.
When you arrive, you’ll need to show your original passport that is valid for at least 6 months after your departure date from Mexico, along with your authorisation document, so be sure to print a copy before you go.
You may need to show a vaccination certificate if you’re travelling from a country at risk of yellow fever. You can see which countries require a certificate on the website of the World Health Organisation.
Finally, if you’re from a country not listed above, you can obtain your Tourist Card with Byevisa but you’ll also need to apply for a visa from your nearest Mexico consulate. For example, if you’re from China or India you’ll need to apply at an embassy.
Here’s the full list countries requiring both the Tourist Card and a Mexico embassy visa:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji Islands, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Salomon Islands, Santa Lucia, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles Islands, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Samoa, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Are you travelling to the US, UK, Canada, Japan or the Schengen Area before Mexico? If you’ve already got a valid Multiple-Entry visa for any of those countries, you don’t need to obtain a Mexico visa. The same is true if you have a permanent residence permit for the US, UK, Canada, Japan, a Schengen Area country, Chile, Colombia or Peru. In these cases, all you need is a Tourist Card and proof of your current visa or permanent residence permit.
Simply fill out our online application and once it’s approved, we send your travel document to print. Upon arrival, you’ll have to show the valid visa for the country you’ve just visited or your permanent resident permit along with your passport and Tourist Card.
Mexico Tourist Visa Application Process
Byevisa’s application process is simple and straightforward. You need to fill out our application form including your personal details and travel information. To finalise, our processing fees can be paid with a credit or debit card or with PayPal.
While you won’t need to upload any additional documents with your application, make sure your passport is up to date and won’t expire for at least 6 months after the date you plan to leave Mexico.
Once you’ve submitted your application, we take care of obtaining your travel authorisation, and we can have your authorisation ready in as little as 30 minutes.
The document we send you by email is an authorisation which is valid for 30 days. So you must enter Mexico within 30 days of receiving this authorisation, otherwise you’ll have to apply for a new one. Upon arrival, you’ll get your document stamped and your 180-day maximum stay is counted starting from your arrival date.
If you are travelling with children, each one will need his or her own travel document. For children under 2 years of age, they are exempt from the 29 USD government fee for Tourist Cards for arrivals on land.
Mexico eVisa Application Form
It’s easy to complete your eVisa and Tourist Card application for Mexico by filling out our form with information about your trip and a few personal details. To finalise the process and submit the application you pay our fee by bank card or by PayPal.
The Mexican government doesn’t charge a fee for Tourist Cards for visitors who arrive by air – this cost is calculated in the price of your airfare. For Tourist Cards for those who arrive by land, there’s a cost of 29 USD.
There isn’t a government fee for eVisas for Russian, Turkish and Ukrainian citizens. You only pay a processing fee to Byevisa to handle your paperwork. We offer 3 service levels: Standard, Rapid, and Highly Rapid.
- Standard service has a cost of 20 USD and takes a total of 1 business day to process.
- Rapid service, with a cost of 40 USD, takes 4 hours (on business days).
- Highly Rapid service costs 60 USD and processes your application in just 30 minutes (on business days).
No matter the speed you choose, all of our Mexican travel visa services simplify the visa application process for you and provide help and customer support every step of the way.
These are the steps you need to follow to apply.
1. Choose your nationality and your destination, in this case Mexico. You can do this from the eligibility checker, or use the buttons below:
2. On the next page you need to fill out:
- Your email address.
- Your planned arrival and departure dates for Mexico.
- Your full name as it appears in your passport.
- Your gender.
- The country of your nationality.
- Your birth date.
- The country where you were born.
- The country where you currently live.
- Your passport number, its issue date and expiration date, checking to make sure the expiration date is at least 6 months after your trip.
Your marital status.
- Your trip information (whether you are visiting Mexico as a tourist or for business, how long you are planning to stay).
- Whether you have ever visited Mexico before.
- Your religion.
- Your occupation.
- Whether you have ever been deported from Mexico.
- Whether you have a criminal record.
3. To finish and submit your application, provide your bank card number or choose PayPal. Check all your details one last time before submitting your application
4. When your application is approved, you receive your authorisation by email. You need to print this document to show border officials when you arrive. If it gets lost, simply print another copy from your email.
How long it takes to receive your Tourist Card or eVisa depends on the service level you choose. We can have it ready for you in as little as 30 minutes with our Highly Rapid service.
Checking the Status of Your Mexico Tourist Visa Application
If your processing time has passed and you haven’t received an email from us, click the ‘Log in’ button in the website menu to log in and send a message to our customer support team with the following information:
- Your full name.
- Your email address.
- The subject of your request.
- A message detailing your issue.
One of our customer support agents will respond to your request as quickly as possible.
How Much Does a Mexico Visa Cost?
The Mexican immigration department charges 29 USD if you’re applying for a Tourist Card and are arriving by land. Otherwise there’s no government visa fee for Mexico.
Byevisa processes your application on your behalf, and we charge a fee based on how quickly you need your authorisation. We offer 3 levels of service: Standard service for 20 USD, Rapid service costs 40 USD and Highly Rapid service has a price of 60 USD.
Further Mexico Visa Questions and Information
Do you need more information on Mexico Tourist Cards or eVisas? We’ve compiled some frequently asked questions to help you.