Are you planning a Mexican holiday as an Australian citizen? Mexico is a wonderful destination to experience, with historical tourist spots and beautiful beaches. However, if you arrive without the correct travel authorisation you risk being turned away at the border.
Here at Byevisa, we can give you the information you need to arrange your document before you set off on your trip.
- 1 Do You Need a Visa for Mexico From Australia?
- 2 What Does the Mexico Visa for Australian Travellers Cost?
- 3 How Do I Apply for a Mexico Visa From Australia?
- 4 What Are the Mexico Visa Requirements for Australian Citizens?
- 5 What Is the Validity Period of a Mexico Visa from Australia?
- 6 What Are the Mexico Visa Requirements for Australia Permanent Residents?
- 7 Tourist Visa to Australia from Mexico FAQs
- 8 More Information About the Mexico Visa From Australia
Do You Need a Visa for Mexico From Australia?
A visa for Mexico for an Australian citizen is not usually required as long as you are visiting the country for tourism purposes and will only be staying for a period of 180 days or less.
However, if you plan to stay for longer or if you are a permanent resident of Australia whose nationality is not on the list of exempt countries, you need to make a visitor authorisation application in advance of your trip.
You do, however, need an FMM or Tourist Card to enter the country. This can be obtained in advance through Byevisa’s online application process. We make it a breeze to get hold of this essential document before your arrival so you can save time and money when you get to your port of entry.
What Does the Mexico Visa for Australian Travellers Cost?
If you need to obtain a Mexican visitor travel authorisation to enter the country for trips of over 180 days, then you must pay a fee of 60 USD.
For most Australian travellers, though, this type of authorisation won’t be necessary. You can simply obtain the Tourist Card in advance of your trip. There is no government fee for arrivals from Australia by air, although Byevisa charges a processing fee for handling the paperwork on your behalf.
On the other hand, if you are arriving by land and wish to obtain your Tourist Card in advance of your trip, you need to pay a government fee of 29 USD along with our processing fee.
How Do I Apply for a Mexico Visa From Australia?
If you only need a Tourist Card to travel on your Mexican holiday from Australia, you can do this by applying through our web portal here. Just complete your details, pay the required fee and then submit your application. You then receive your document by email, ready to print and take with you on your trip.
If you’re a permanent resident in Australia with citizenship of a non-exempt country, you need to apply for your Mexican visitor travel authorisation before you travel by completing an application form, making an appointment at the Mexican embassy and supplying the necessary documentation to process your application.
What Are the Mexico Visa Requirements for Australian Citizens?
There are several requirements that you need to comply with when making your application for a Tourist Card as an Australian citizen. You must supply:
- A passport with a minimum of 6 months’ validity remaining.
- A valid aeroplane ticket with a flight number.
- A credit or debit card to make payment.
What Is the Validity Period of a Mexico Visa from Australia?
If you are an Australian citizen who only requires a Tourist Card to enter the country, legally your document has a validity period of 180 days from the date of your arrival, allowing you to remain in the country for up to 180 days.
If you need a Mexican visitor visa, you also have a validity period of 180 days and are permitted to stay in the country for 180 days or less.
What Are the Mexico Visa Requirements for Australia Permanent Residents?
If you’re an Australian permanent resident who is a national of a non-exempt country, you have to meet a number of requirements. These include:
- An application form.
- A passport with 6 months validity remaining.
- A passport photo.
- A copy of your valid Australian visa.
One of the following:
- 3 months of bank statements showing a minimum of 2,300 AUD in average wages per month.
- 3 months of payslips together with an employer’s letter to say you’ve worked for them for 1 year or more and have a monthly income of over 760 AUD.
- Proof of your enrolment in an Australian school or university together with a document to prove you have a scholarship, job or pension and a monthly income of 460 AUD.
- Evidence to show you own real estate in Australia and have owned it for at least 2 years together with an employer’s letter showing you’ve worked for them for at least 2 years.
All documents not in English or Spanish must be accompanied by a certified Spanish translation. Any official documentation not issued by an Australian authority must be legalised.
The fee must also be paid in exact money, in cash.
Tourist Visa to Australia from Mexico FAQs
Hopefully, you now know more about making your Mexican visitor tourist authorisation application as an Australian citizen before heading off on your holiday. However, if you need more information, read on and learn more answers.
Is There an eVisa for Mexico for Australian Citizens?
If you need a Mexican visitor visa you must make your application in person at your local Mexican embassy or consulate. However, if you only need a Tourist Card, there is an online process to apply for this and Byevisa can assist.
How Long Does It Take to Process a Tourist Visa from Australia to Mexico?
If you only require a Tourist Card and apply via Byevisa online, you can choose how quickly you receive your document. With Standard processing, it takes 1 business day to process your paperwork. With Rapid processing, it takes around 4 hours (on business days) and with Highly Rapid processing it can take as little as 30 minutes.
If you require a tourist visitor travel authorisation and have to make your application in person, it takes around a month to obtain an appointment. Once you have attended and supplied your paperwork, though, you receive your document on the same day.
Is Mexico Safe for Australian Visitors?
Australians heading off on a Mexican holiday can be confident that the main tourist areas are well-protected by local police. You shouldn’t experience any issues as long as you remain in well-frequented tourist zones but it makes sense to stay alert, especially in crowded places. You should also take care when travelling at night or when using public transport.
Is There a Mexico Working Holiday Visa for Australian Citizens?
If you intend to make any money during your Mexican trip, you need to make an application for a working visa. You cannot use a visitor visa to carry out any paid activities when you’re in the country.
When Should I Apply for an Australia Visa to Mexico?
If you are applying for a Tourist Card, you must apply within 30 days ahead of arriving in the country. If you are applying for a visitor travel authorisation, you need to make your appointment with the embassy or consulate with at least a month to go before your trip since it can take a long time to obtain one.
More Information About the Mexico Visa From Australia
Hopefully, you’re now ready to apply for your visitor visa but if you need extra guidance, check out our Mexican visa page here. In addition, please feel free to read our visit Mexico page here too.