Welcome to new members !!!
Pre-requisite : If you had at least one H1B, H4, L1, E3, F1 stamping in your passport & if it’s expired or about to expire within few months, Have an approved i-797A or i-797B Document through Extension or Transfer.
And you need to go to stamping in same visa category.
You should be good to go to Mexico.

Note :

First Visa Stamping or Change of status Stamping is not possible in Mexico

F1 to H1B etc.,

Check 3rd point from below website :



Usually you complete your stamping within 2 days in Matamoros, Mexico.

  • You arrive a day before ASC – fingerprints.
  • 1st day – ASC -fingerprints
  • 2nd day – Consular – Visa interview, mostly same day passport pickup in-person @ US consulate and leave to USA.

Our guests till now including

  • FTE (Full time employees)
  • Consulting( EVC, EVVC), through Implementation partners etc.,
  • who got i-797B without i-94 through consular processing, (requires to go to stamping immediately., It says to go to home country)
  • Who got extension or transfer denied & approved again & got i-797B through consular processing.
  • who has not been to stamping in 6-10 years to home country after their last stamping in India, Canada, Jamaica or anywhere.
  • Who had only Bachelor’s degree from India.
  • Who had Masters degree from USA.
  • All above categories got successful stamping in Mexico.

So far we helped & guided many people for stamping since June 2017, looking forward to guide many more in 2018,

  • so you can visit your home country with peace of mind.

Share this below link to your friends on H1B for their Extension or Transfer stamping. (Not for first time stamping, Not for change of status; Ex : F1 to H1B )


Please share this group info to your friends on H1B, H4, might be useful for someone who needs help with stamping


Steps to follow to get your stamping in Matamoros, Mexico or any other location in Mexico.

1) Create DS 160 (partially is also fine, can submit later before visa interview, but within 30 days after creating it)
2) Register account to book visa dates.
3) Get MRV pin number in 2nd step last stage to your email once you select pay by cash option.
4) Send MRV pdf form to us to matamoros.guest@gmail.com
5) Transfer visa fee amount to us via moneygram etc.,(As only option is to pay visa fee at Mexican banks, no online payment option anymore)
6) We make your visa fee payment in Mexican banks in-person.
7) You get confirmation email from CSRA about fee payment in 4-6 hours

Once you get that email,

you can visit the website where you registered your account, your visa payment will be validated automatically.
8 ) You should be good to book your visa dates
(ASC – fingerprints – 1st )
(Consular – Interview – 2nd )
9 ) Plan for your travel
10) we will take care of your Accommodation & transportation in Matamoros, Mexico.
11) If you are going to Nogales, Tijuana, Cuidad Juarez etc., we can guide you.

NOTE : If you have valid Canadian visitor visa, Shenghen visa… you are good to travel without Mexican visa else
Parallel to above 8 ) steps : Try to get Mexican visa (Always remember we are stepping out of country for stamping, it’s always better to have any of Mexican/Canadian/Shenghen visa).

  • We always want whoever go there to be in better situation even during worst case scenarios, (luckily none from past 9 months as of April 2018)

So we always recommend everyone who goes to Mexico to get their Mexican visa or Canadian visa or Shenghen visa.
If it’s not possible at any case to get above,
Last option is to get border permit valid for a week which costs 30$.


Click to know How to get Mexican visitor visa ?

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