Mexico Visa and Passport Requirements

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

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Passports

A valid passport is required by nationals referred to in the chart above; however, it is highly advisable that your passport is valid for at least six months after the date of entry to Mexico as immigration officials and airlines may apply different criteria than those stated by official sources.

Visas

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: £21.54.

Validity

Tourist visa: up to six months.

Transit

The maximum stay for visitors in transit is 30 days.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Working days

Visa processing usually takes two working days.

Sufficient funds

Visitors who do require a visa need to provide payslips or bank statements from the six months preceding their application.

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. Website: http://embamex.sre.gob.mx/eua Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1800.
Mexican Embassy in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7499 8586. Website: http://embamex.sre.gob.mx/reinounido Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1300.
British Embassy in Mexico
Telephone: (55) 1670 3200. Website: http://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-mexico-city Opening times: Mon-Thurs 0800-1630; Fri 0800-1400.

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