Do I need get Mexican Visitor Visa ?
- If you have valid any US visa or Canada visitor visa or Shenghen Visa, Then You don’t need Mexican visa.
- It’s always better to get Mexican visa before your travel.(To be in better situation if your stay needs to be extended; Remember that you are going out of country(US).
- If getting Mexican visa is not possible at any case(Mexican embassy far from your current location),
- then last option is to get a border permit valid for a week for 30$ while you arrive at Matamoros, Mexico.
- You can show your i-797 & passport & you can pay 30$, Get the border permit.
How to get Mexican Visa ?
Few locations(Below) of Mexican embassy in US require appointments by email, phone.(Mandatory)
- New York
Appointment booking website: https://mexitel.sre.gob.mx/citas.webportal/pages/public/login/login.jsf
Few locations (Below) – you can directly walk-in.
- Boston (MA)
- SFO (CA)
- New York
Please try to call or email to inquire whether they need appointment or not.
If you could not catch hold of someone in phone or did not receive email response, try direct walk-in.
Note : 98% of our guests came with Mexican visa, 2% came with just border permit only
(Recommended to take Mexican Visa to be on safe side always,
If getting Mexican visa is not at all possible as Mexican Embassy is far from your current location or you are not able to get appointment for Mexican visa before your US visa interview date in Mexico. Then as last option is to take the border permit (FMM) valid for a week by paying 30$ at the Border.
Please use the below website to find Mexican embassy near your location.
Official website for Mexican visa info
Mexican Visitor Visa Requirements
Information from our guests.
Applying for Mexican visitor visa requirements @ Austin, Texas
It’s walk in here in Austin. No need of appointment.
documents required : 6 months bank statement , Visa application form(we can get at visa office) ,i797 copy ,passport copy ,a photo , employer letter. They asked 3 days for processing
Applying for Mexican visitor visa @ Boston, MA
You can walk in or make an appointment with Mexico consulate.
Take appointment for you & spouse(if applies)
I 797 approval
Last 6 months bank statements
Last 6 months paystubs
Address proof ( leasing agreement)
Passport copies front and back
Wife’s h4 approval
Two passport photos 2*2= 4(h+w)
$36 cash or card each person
Site to create an account online for appointment
Applying for Mexican visitor visa @ New York, NY
we need to book appointment in Mexican consulate website NY and walk-in on that date with required documents . It was fairly quick – took not more than 10 mins ! And passport has to be collected couple of days later.
Here is the website to book appointment in NY
While you keep applying for Mexican visa,
please make sure to check the documents list & prepare your visa documents list for your US Visa Interview.