Mexico, a favorite destination for North Americans for quite some time, is now becoming more and more popular among tourists all over the world. Russian citizens, who have been patiently waiting for a chance to take a flight to this country of inestimable tourist spots, can now make their dream a reality.
The Mexico ETA visa (Electronic Authorization System) for Russians has made visiting the country an even more pleasurable experience. The ETA, also known as the SAE in Spanish, replaces the conventional visa but functions like it. This travel document is a must for Russians to gain legal entry into the territory of Mexico.
At the moment, all that is needed for Russians is to fill out the online ETA form. As long as their visit doesn’t exceed 30 days, a consular visa will not be required.
Sep 2022 - Update: At the moment, we are not accepting any applications for Russian citizens as the SAE is rejecting the application. Russians need to get in touch with the nearest Mexican embassy for guidance on the Mexico visa policy.
Travelers from Russia are eligible for an ETA for Mexico if their visit is limited to the objective of tourism, business, or medical grounds or if they are students or are in the midst of their travel to a different destination. This excludes all travel related to professional or employment purposes.
Document upload is not necessary when applying for the ETA for Mexico. However, a valid passport number from Russia will be needed. No document upload is required. Keep in mind the Russian passport needs to be valid for at least six months after arrival in Mexico.
The online technique eliminates the exhaustive process of getting a visa to Mexico. Just like for other foreigners, the entire process of getting a Mexico ETA for Russian citizens is also done entirely online. Being online, this process is much faster, and travel enthusiasts can apply for the document from any geography, as long as they have a computer with an internet connection.
They do not have to visit an embassy to obtain this travel document. This three-step process is as follows:
Filling out the Application Form: Since this process is entirely online, Russian citizens need to initiate it online by filling out the Mexico ETA application. They must fill in all the asked details accurately as per the requirement. It is foresight to check and validate the information filled in so there is no scope for error.
Fee Remittance: After filling in the form, Russian applicants are required to pay the fee. This necessitates having a credit or debit card to complete the step.
Obtain the ETA: After the application is cleared by the back-office processes, it is just a few days before citizens from Russia will receive their travel confirmation on their email IDs.The travelers get their ETAs in their emails. There is no need to print or present any documents as ETA is stored electronically against the passport of the Russian visitor.
Just like all other entrants into Mexico, Russian travelers must present their passports to the immigration authorities after entering Mexico. After completing the immigration process, Russians will be allowed to enter the country and explore its picturesque offerings.