Tijuana

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What does this page cover for your us visa stamping in tijuana mexico?

  • Passport Return = Mostly Next day at 3 PM after visa interview if visa is approved; 
  • For Full time – Employees – Visa interview & process will be straight forward mostly;
  • For Contractors, Consulate might call or email client for verification. (scroll to bottom to see sample email content – shared by one of our client)
  • About Tijuana location, Visa fee payment help & visa dates booking process.
  • Accommodation  – Hotel & Transportation services information in Tijuana; How to plan your arrival; When to arrive & Leave Tijuana? (Read this full page)
  • How to get reimbursed –  visa fee payment + accommodation & transportation charges – if you are full time employee ?
  • How to plan for your trip to Tijuana?
  • What are the documents i can carry ? Where to Park car ? Border address for Uber ? 
  • Recent (Oct 2019) US visa interview questions of F1, H1B, H4, L1A, L1B, L2 at Tijuana? (Scroll to the bottom of this page)

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What is the process to get US Visa Stamping in Tijuana, Mexico completed ?

Tijuana is good destination for tourists with nice beach locations etc.,, 

If you are Full Time Employee, we can provide you invoice for reimbursement purpose of the visa fee payment + our package charges for accommodation & transportation services in Tijuana, Mexico.

You might be H1B, H4, L1A, L1B, L2, E3, F1 or F2, J, K, O visa holders. This page helps you to understand how to get your visa stamping completed in Tijuana, Mexico.

We will provide help with US Visa Application Fee payment in cash (pesos) in Mexican Banks – Citi BanAmex , Scotia for Tijuana, Mexico location

Our team in Tijuana speaks English, so you don’t have any issue with communication or any needs that you have.

we can help you with US visa fee payment for Tijuana, Mexico + all necessary guidance for filling DS160 form, visa dates booking process, dates scheduling & rescheduling incase of any visa dates changes needed.

You can choose our services for providing your accommodation & transportation services + guidance included for any information you need for Tijuana until you finish your stamping.

Visa fee payment charges will vary as per your US Visa Application fee payment Instructions form/ amount of pesos. Please refer this link about fee payment & charges for fee payment.

These are the steps :

You must arrive a day before Fingerprints (ASC) appointment.
1st day – ASC – Fingerprints or called as Biometrics appointment.
2nd day – Visa Interview.
Passport delivery mostly will be next day after visa interview.

IMPORTANT NOTE : Based on our observation by helping previous clients.

For Contractors – Client verification is mandatory, your client might get email or phone call (Verification might happen on same day or next day – please inform us ahead if you are a contractor ; so we can plan for your accommodation accordingly.

For Full time – Mostly it should be straight forward, sometimes they might do verification too for few cases.

Sharing few info & Experiences Below

Mexican Visa:
If your US Visa has expired you need to get a Mexican visa from any Mexican Consulate (Mexican visa is good to have as you have to go through the Mexican immigration at the San Diego border in case you are going to Tijuana, Mexico). If you have a valid US visa (not expired) / Japan / Shenghen / Canadian Visitor visa, then you don’t need a Mexican visa.

(OR) getting mexican visa is not at all possible then,

You can get FMM card or Border permit at the Border (or) get it Online using below link & take a printout & get it stamped at border (if needed)
https://www.mexicotouristcard.com/

To obtain a Mexican visitors visa: Below is the process

1) Book an appointment by online / Email / phone (based on your location & Mexican Embassy)
2) Download and fill the application form
Documents required:
1) Passports (H1/Dependents)
2) I-797 Approvals for H1/H4/Dependents
3 I-94 (H1/Dependents)
3) Filled Mexican Visa Application form
4) Pay Stubs (last 6 months)
5) Bank Statements (last 6 months) for each applicant – NOTE: They asked bank statements for my wife who has H4 visa. I convinced them that my wife is not working and cannot have bank statements and provided the marriage certificate.
6) Marriage Certificate
7) Address proof (Drivers license or lease document or Utility bill or bank statements)
Above are the basic documents which mostly covers everything . However you might need additional documents based on your case or depending on the Mexican consulate you are applying at.

Visa Appointment/ DS-160
1) Filled Ds-160 forms for both of us (H1 and H4) and booked a visa slot
2) These days US consulate in mexico is not accepting visa fees payment online using credit/debit cards instead asking to pay the visa fees at local mexico banks (SCOTIABANK or BANAMEX). I used this website folks(Venkat & Ernesto) to pay our visa fees for US Visa H1B Stamping Tijuana Mexico

If you want to choose our package for Tijuana {For Accommodation & Transportation(Both) – Below are the charges

How / When can i pay to book your services ?
 “You must pay package price upfront to book your Tijuana package with us – Sooner you pay, it gives us better change to make arrangements for your arrival.
Once your visa dates & your flight tickets to Tijuana, MX are finalized; 

Then you can pay us for below package for booking our services.(Atleast book your services 1 or 2 weeks ahead of your arrival time.

My Employer reimburses for the fee payment + Hotel & Transportation charges, can i get Invoice ?

If you are Full Time Employee & can get reimbursed from your employer for all below charges – Inform us – we can give you Invoice for fee payment + accommodation & transportation charges.

NOTE : Below package prices are applicable if you book the package atleast 2 weeks before your arrival date.

Once package amount is paid by you & we book hotel as part of our package – That plan is finalized & No Refunds.

For Tijuana, Mexico location –  Pre-Paid Packages will be as follows.
Both pre-paid packages includes Free Breakfast + Wifi + 3 nights Hotel stay + 4 days transportation to ASC / Consular centers in Tijuana ; Pickup & Dropoff at Border. 

The reason for our preferred hotel is as is it’s safe & near by to a good restaurants. (so you don’t need to worry about where to go for lunch & dinner etc.,) + we will help with transportation for lunch & dinner to any good restaurants if you need.

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We offer below packages for Tijuana Mexico location

*****ACCOMMODATION & TRANSPORTATION PACKAGES ****

PACKAGE 1 : (AT) – Accommodation & Transportation

A) “TIJ-AT-1”- Package (Accommodation & Transportation for 1 person)
B) “TIJ-AT-2” Package- (Accommodation & Transportation for 2 persons)

PACKAGE 2 : (TAL) – Transportation Only (But from only 2 Hotels) – we mentioned below

(City Express Tijuana Rio (or) Hotel Hacienda Del Rio) 

1) “TIJ-TAL-1” package (Transportation alone package – 1 person)
2) “TIJ-TAL-2” package (Transportation alone package – 2 persons)

Mention the “package name” to us that you want us to provide
NOTE : Once package amount is transferred to us (You accept that it’s non-refundable)

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Important Timings & Information :

Our Preferred Hotels are “City Express Tijuana Rio (or) Hacienda Del Rio”

Hotel Check-in timings are 3 PM (PST); 
Hotel Checkout Timings are 12 PM (PST)

Passport pickup timing is 4 PM (PST) usually next day after visa interview; 

NOTE : There is a gap of 4 hours between hotel checkout & passport pickup. Either you can stay in Hotel Lobby until 3.30 PM for passport pickup (or) If you want, you can pay for extra night stay to stay until passport pickup time

For you to arrive to Border – must be before 9 PM (PST); (Any pickup request from border after 9 PM(PST) will be considered as special request – 25$ more for handling special requests)
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Package 1) “TIJ-AT-PRE-PAID PACKAGE” :  Package starting from pickup from Tijuana Border(MX) to Tijuana Hotel – Includes Hotel Stay for 3 nights + Transportation in Tijuana, Mexico for your appointments & passport pickup; Pickup from Border when you arrive & DropOff at Border while you leave.

1 person (traveling alone)  = 429$
Family –  (husband & wife) = 479$
Family –  (husband & wife) + Until 2 Kids included = 509$
2 friends coming together(sharing room = 579$)

Most cases – you will get passport next day as visa interview in Tijuana,

Very few cases, you might get passport delay due to any printing delay etc.,

Any Extra nights after the package (3 nights) will cost you 89$ per night stay.

In such cases where you need to stay any extra nights, You can pay for the extra nights yourself at Hotel after completing your 3 nights stay pre-paid package. (so we don’t need to charge you anything extra amount)

Note: If you got gap between ASC & Consular dates – we can help to book those extra nights along with your 3 nights stay package + 89$ per extra night stay.
( Ex : You got ASC (Fingerprints) on Aug 22nd & Visa Interview on Aug 25th – That is 4 nights stay = 3 nights stay package + 2 nights @ 89$ per night)
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Package 2) “TIJ-TAL”-PRE-PAID PACKAGE

– Transportation alone package ( pickup from Border until DropOff to Border – 4 days transportation in Tijuana) 

If you want to book your own hotels & just want us to help with transportation only,  (But from only 2 Hotels) – we mentioned below

(City Express Tijuana Rio (or) Hotel Del Rio)

 we are fine to help you with transportation.

For Transportation Only package – for 4 days – includes pickup from Border + Transportation in Tijuana, Mexico for your appointments & passport pickup & DropOff at Border

TIJ-TAL-1”  – 199$ for single person for 4 days;
TIJ-TAL-2” –  349$ for couple (or) 2 friends traveling together. (kids included) for 4 days.

Any extra day If you need only transportation in Tijuana costs you 39$/ day. (For Taking you to Lunch & Dinner)
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This is how the process will looks like : 
Day 0 – You fly to SanDeigo airport & reach Border before 9 PM PST. we will come and pickup and take you to the hotel where we provide accommodation.
Day 1- Take your to ASC & Back to Hotel(wait for you outside the ASC center, Hold your bag/any items in our car if you want)
Day 2 – Take you to Visa Interview / Consulate & Back to Hotel (wait for you outside the Visa center, Hold your bag/any items in our car if you want)
Day 3 : Afternoon 3 PM : Take you to passport pickup & Drop you back at the Border.
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How can i pay for the package (For Accommodation & Transportation Only) ?

To Bank Transfer using Zelle (or) PayPal (Need to add 3% fee of the above package amount)
If you have BOFA or Chase or Wells Fargo or Citi Bank or any Banks that uses Zelle – You can simply transfer us above amounts using our Business Email ID : matamoros.guest@gmail.com ; 
While transferring the Amount 
Enter a Note “Tijuana -AT- Your Visa Dates”
Business Name : H1B Stamping LLC 

If you want to use your Corporate Credit Card to Pay for our services ; we will accept that too ; Ask us about PayPal Option :  we can give you Paypal link to transfer the amount (But, Paypal charges 3% more fee, that needs to be added to above package prices) + we can give you invoice of above charges for reimbursement purpose.
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What are my Next Steps ?

Where do i need to Fly to Tijuana, Mexico ?

You can fly to San Deigo, California(USA) & take Uber to Tijuana-Sandiego Mexico Border.

When to Fly / Book my Flight tickets ?

Explained a scenario below that gives you complete idea.
Example: If your ASC(Fingerprints/ Biometrics) is on June 24th & Consular(visa interview) date is on June  25. 

Plan to arrive on June 23rd (a Day before Fingerprints) before 9 PM PST to Tijuana Border.
Also while return : plan to book flight on June 26th after 6 PM.

When to book my Return Ticket : (Take / Check for Insurance while you book flights- so it might help for any changes)
If SouthWest Airlines – you don’t need to worry about flight changes.
If other airlines, you might need to take travel insurance in case of any flight changes needed.

You can book your return ticket from Tijuana on June 26th after 7 or 8 PM PST – (or) Just book 1 way & book return flight later

What information do i need before i arrive to Border ? Where to arrive ? Where to Park my Car ? Which address to use in Uber ?

Our team will be there to pickup from PedWest when you arrive.(In the Mexican Side)

If coming before 10 PM, you can park at below location (which is few mins from PedWest

Border Station Parking
4570 Camino De La Plaza, San Ysidro, CA 92173, Estados Unidos
+1 619-428-9477
https://maps.app.goo.gl/BYFfL9YLvi7GkdFX6

Pedwest US (Address to use in google maps while walking(5 mins away.) from Parking lot (or) Taking Uber : 20-25 mins from San Diego Airport)
499 Virginia Ave, San Diego, CA 92173
https://goo.gl/maps/UF7Ruo7rCd32

INFORMATION & STEPS TO FOLLOW BEFORE YOU ATTEND ASC or SAME VISA CATEGORY RENEWAL STAMPING INTERVIEW in TIJUANA MEXICO - us visa stamping in tijuana mexico - h1b h4 e3 l1a l1b f1 stamping

INFORMATION & STEPS TO FOLLOW BEFORE YOU ATTEND ASC or SAME VISA CATEGORY RENEWAL STAMPING INTERVIEW in TIJUANA MEXICO - us visa stamping in tijuana mexico - h1b h4 e3 l1a l1b f1 stamping

INFORMATION & STEPS TO FOLLOW BEFORE YOU ATTEND ASC or SAME VISA CATEGORY RENEWAL STAMPING INTERVIEW in TIJUANA MEXICO - us visa stamping in tijuana mexico - h1b h4 e3 l1a l1b f1 stamping

What you can carry & can’t carry to your ASC & Visa interview ? A) Do I need to carry passport or Visa size photos with me ? 

Answer: Not needed, your digital photos will be taken at ASC – Fingerprints appointment. 

B) What can I carry ? What can’t I carry ? 

Answer : The mandatory documents that you should take to the ASC office are: 

*Any Old passport (If Applicable)

* I-797 * Passport 

* DS160 confirmation page But if you have all your documents in 1 file already organized , then take everything with you. 

*VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE:* You are not allowed to take inside to the ASC or consulate offices the following items: 

*Electronic devices such as cell phones ,laptops , headphones , USB flash drives, cell phone chargers, smart watches and any cable adapters. 

* lip balms , plastic combs , nail clippers , scissors, cosmetics, medication, sunglasses, food, water , candies, chewing gums and toys. 

* for women, you are not allowed to take your handbag

What are the documents that i need to carry to ASC & Visa Interview in Tijuana Mexico ?

Hello Clients,

If anyone attending Visa interview after long gap,
please make sure to carry all i-797 documents
Recent one should be original and previous ones can be copies incase if you miss anything
Anyone just coming for H4 alone stamping
Bring your spouse I-797 Doocument original, + Marriage certificate
Also if you have any old passport, don’t forget to bring that

Also bring printout of ds160 single page confirmation
Visa dates confirmation page (usually you get email or you can login to your account to print )

Documents

Where do i store my phone and belongings while going to ASC or Visa Interview ?

Note : Incase if you don’t want to keep your phone + any backpacks or handbags in Hotel.

Our team will hold your phone & belongings in Tijuana while you go for ASC & Visa Interview.

I am on L1A, L1B, L2 visa, How do i pay Fraud protection fee of 500$ ?

✅✅To pay fraud protection fee only L1A or L1B visa folks(While you attend visa interview)

You can pay with your corporate amex card
or visa debit or credit card or cash; Don’t forget to take your card along with you.

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Another Visa Stamping Experience at US Consulate at Tijuana Mexico

Attended Visa Interview on Oct 1st 2019 at Tijuana.

Oct 1st visa interview questions :

Full Time ; H1B Extension visa interview

How long you have been in US?
Do you have your approved I-140?
Can I see it?

YOUR VISA IS APPROVED

Note : Our team will hold your phone & belongings while you attend visa interview in Tijuana while you go for ASC & Visa Interview.

Attended Visa Interview on Sep 10th 2019 at Tijuana.
Visa got approved, asked to pickup passport next day @ 3PM.
Me (H1B) and wife (H4) @ 7:30 AM ; 

Full Time Employee.

Questions asked –
1. New visa or Renewal ?
2. Still with the same company
3. Show marriage certificate
4. What does the company do ?
5. What’s ur role ?
6. What’s ur educational background ?

Docs asked – passport, Ds160, I797, marriage certificate.
No questions asked to wife. Interview took about 10mins.
Overall from entering to coming out of counslate took 1.5 hr.. would have been little less, but can expect delays as officers can take good time to verify documents for some applicants/families and also longer interviews.