Mexico Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
USA Yes No Yes
Other EU Yes No Yes
British Yes No Yes
Australian Yes No Yes
Canadian Yes No Yes


A passport valid for the duration of stay is required by nationals referred to in the chart above.


Visas are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above travelling for touristic or business purposes. You should obtain a landing card valid for 180 days from your airline on direct flights or at any port of entry. You may be asked to show a return/onward ticket and proof of financial means. You must keep your landing card throughout your stay as you will have to present it when you leave.

Visa Note

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Mexico.

Types and Cost

Tourist visa: £27.22.


Tourist visa: up to six months.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Working days

Visa processing usually takes two working days.

Entry with children

The Mexican authorities have suspended the need for children travelling alone to carry a notarised permit from their parents to leave the country; this now only applies to Mexican nationals or foreigners with dual Mexican nationality.

Entry with pets

If you wish to bring your pet into Mexico, you must present a veterinary certificate to the Office of Agriculture and Health Inspection at your port of entry. This must certify that your animal has been inspected, is in good health and has been vaccinated against rabies.

Embassies and tourist offices

Mexican Embassy in the USA

Telephone: (202) 728 1600.

Mexican Embassy in the UK

Telephone: (020) 7499 8586.

British Embassy in Mexico

Telephone: (55) 1670 3200.