Mexico Visa and Passport Requirements

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


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. At the port of entry to Mexico, the Migration official will determine the duration of stay in Mexico of the foreign national. The maximum stay for visitors (tourists and business visitors) in Mexico is up to six months. You should obtain a landing card valid for 180 days online, from your airline on direct flights or when entering by land at an office of the National Migration Institute (INM). 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.

Cruise ship passengers of all nationalities are exempted from a visa when staying within the boundaries that were agreed upon between the government of Mexico and the cruise ship company.

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: £43.77.


Tourist visa: up to six months.

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 residing permanently or temporarily in Mexico.

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.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Mexican Embassy in the USA

Telephone: (202) 728 1600.
Address: , 1911 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20006,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1800.

Mexican Embassy in the UK

Telephone: (020) 7499 8586.
Address: , 16 St George Street, London, W1S 1LX,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1300.

British Embassy in Mexico

Telephone: (55) 1670 3200.
Address: Col. Cuauhtémoc, Río Lerma 71, Mexico City, CP. 06500,
Opening times:

Mon-Thurs 0800-1630; Fri 0800-1400.

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