Many people enjoy spending time planning exciting holidays to see things we have always dreamed of or try things that excite us. Part of any good holiday planning is ensuring that you have all the right documentation before you set off, and reading this guide is a great starting point.
When it comes to travel authorisations, many people contact us to find out if they need a Mexico visa. UK citizens, read on to quickly find out what you need and how Byevisa can help you get it.
Then you can get back to exploring destinations like Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Mexico City and daydreaming about delicious authentic Mexican food.
Do I Need A Visa For Mexico From the UK?
If you want to know do you need a visa for Mexico from the UK, the answer is that you do not, meaning that you can travel visa-free. However, you do need to have a Tourist Card (also known as a Forma Migratoria Multiple) to be able to enter the country by air or land. The great news is that you can apply for this on the Byevisa site and have your documentation sent directly to your email inbox.
How To Apply for A Visa To Mexico From the UK
Even though you do not need a visa, you must have your Tourist Card to gain entry and be allowed to exit the country. The best way to obtain the right document is to complete our application form.
You need to enter the following information when you apply:
- Your email address (ensure it is correct when you enter it as this is where we send your documentation).
- Your estimated arrival and departure dates.
- Your phone number.
- Your full name and gender.
- Your country of birth and birth date.
- Your country of residence.
- Your passport number, issue, and expiry date.
- The type of Tourist Card you need (this depends on whether you are arriving by air or land).
- The port you will be arriving in.
Once you have entered all this information, you need to pay for your application with a valid payment method (debit/credit card or PayPal account) and submit the form.
Requirements for a Mexico Visa for UK Citizens
To be able to enter the country for your holiday, you must adhere to the following requirements:
- You must have a current passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date you apply for your Tourist Card.
- Your passport validity must cover the length of your stay.
- You need to share your travel reservation information with immigration officials.
- You need to have your accommodation reservations with you to show immigration officials.
- You must keep your Tourist Card as you will have to show it again when you exit the country.
What Is The Cost Of A UK To Mexico Visa?
The cost of your Tourist Card depends on whether you are entering via land or air. The current costs are as follows:
Land – 29 USD.
Air – Free.
In addition to the fee for your travel authorisation, you also need to pay a nominal fee to Byevisa for processing your application. To help you with time and budget, we offer 3 processing speeds:
- Standard – receive your travel pass in 1 business day for 20 USD.
- Rapid – get it in 4 hours (on business days) for 50 USD.
- Highly Rapid – get it in 30 minutes (on business days) for 80 USD.
Your Questions Answered
Now that you are clear on how to process your entry and exit from the country, you may want to take some time finding out other answers to some of your questions. We have collated some of the most frequently asked questions and answered them below to get you started.
Will I Need To Pay a Departure Tax When Leaving The Country?
A Departure Tax may be charged when you leave the country, and this applies to people who leave by land or by air. However, most airlines pay the Departure Tax on your behalf and recoup the money by including the cost in the ticket price. If you are not sure whether your Departure Tax is covered, then it is important to get in touch with your travel company before you leave.
Can I Undertake Any Form Of Voluntary Work When I Arrive?
Any British tourist entering the country with a Tourist Card will not be allowed to undertake any form of work, whether it is paid or voluntary. If you enter the country with a Tourist Card, you will be unable to swap your status during your stay. This means that if you want to do any form of work when you arrive, you should apply for the correct visa directly from the Mexican Embassy in the UK before your trip.
What Currency Will I Need In This Country?
The national currency is the Mexican peso, and it is wise to have some of this currency with you when you travel to cover drinks, tips and taxis. For larger purchases, you should have no issues using your British bank cards, credit or debit.
Should you want to exchange money when you are in the country, then you will find it easier to exchange US Dollars and Traveller’s Cheques rather than British ones. You can order your currency and cheques from your local exchange counter.
Are Hurricanes A Potential Risk To My Holiday?
Hurricanes are common in this country, but they are mostly seen in the months of June to November, so it is worthwhile considering this when you book your trip. From December to May is when the country sees the most tourists, and there is a wide range of festivals to enjoy if you choose to go then.
More Information About Travelling to Mexico
To learn more about getting your travel authorisation, go to our Mexican visas page here.
If you want to find out more about travelling to Mexico, click here to find a wealth of information that will help you prepare for your trip abroad.