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Mexico Visa for Australian Citizens

Visit Mexico by Land or Air

Mexico is consistently becoming more and more preferred by tourists from around the world, seeking to enjoy the country's inexhaustible sunlight, dazzling scenery, and gorgeous sandy beaches without forgetting its amazingly lavish cultural heritage. To relish all these and a whole lot more, Australian citizens are required to obtain a Mexico Tourist Card.

The process to acquire a Mexico tourist card for Australia, being online, is simple as well as easy in addition to being highly recommended. The authority that issues the tourist card for Mexico is The National Immigration Institute, which is primarily linked to tourism. 

When they travel to Mexico via roadway or airway, Australians can obtain a Mexico Tourist Card. The electronic system that was launched in 2015 facilitates tourists to effortlessly apply online for it. After it is processed, the Tourist Card for Mexico will be sent to the applicants on their email ID. The good side concerning the online application is that they do not have to go to the embassy or lose out on time in scheduling an appointment.

Steps to get a Mexico Tourist Card
The Mexico Tourist Card Online Application for Australians

The speed and ease of using the electronic system are the highlights of the process. This simple 3 step process is as follows: 

Entering Information the Application Form: Australians may enter their details in the online application form. It is advisable to check the details that they have entered after filling the form to ensure the accuracy of the information. 
Zero Paperwork Upload: The online process eliminates the need to upload any document. All that is required throughout the entire process is a valid passport number.
Fee Remittance: After completion of the above two steps, applicants need to remit the fee using a credit or debit card.

The Tourist Card will be emailed on the address mentioned in the form.

Travelers may take printouts of it to be kept throughout their trip to Mexico as they will be required to present it to the immigration authorities at the airport. 

Points to Note for Applicants 

The Mexico Tourist Card holders are only permitted visits to the country for tourism. It does not allow the holder to engage in any type of employment or profession while they stay. Australians must take printouts of both sides of the Mexico Tourist Card and carry it with them at the time of their entry into the country via any Mexican airport. Travelers are also required to provide their flight details in the application form online.

Tourist Card Sample
Document-free Upload Process

No documents need to be uploaded when applying online. For Australian citizens to apply, the following information is required: 

  1. A passport with a validity of 6 months since the arrival date.
  2. Flight-related information concerning their arrival in Mexico.

Documents to Present on Arrival 

Australians must have the Mexico Tourist Card to enter the country. The traveler needs to present this on arrival at a Mexican airport. These travel documents would be seen by the immigration authorities at the airport. Besides a valid passport, travelers may also be asked for the Tourist Card. Again, to reiterate, the passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months, and it should the one used for in the process of the online application.

Valuable Information When Traveling to Mexico

  1. Get well-vaccinated and remember to carry your regular and emergency medicines. Vaccinating for hepatitis A is also advised for safety against food and beverage poisoning and typhoid, precisely for cuisine lovers and travelers to small towns or rural belts. You must stock on anti-diarrhoea medicine that does not require a prescription. Australians visiting Mexico must also have with them antibiotics like Cipro for shattering bacterial attacks. If there is a situation of illness, stay hydrated to avoid hospitalization for IV treatment.
  2. Carry a copy of your passport and credit cards. They may be in the form of images on your phone. Keep an eye on your credit and debit card transactions thus fending off any bogus payments or withdrawals in Mexico.
  3. Be sure to keep extra cash than you believe you would require. If you get caught in a medical emergency in Mexico, a doctor or hospital can ask you to pay in cash. While peso is the official currency of Mexico, dollars are happily expected.
  4. Register your travel with the nearest Mexico embassy. This will benefit you with all updates on your destination and makes it easy for the authorities to locate you in case of an emergency. Also, remember to keep the phone number of the nearest consulate in Mexico, just in case you need help. It is always recommended for travelers from Australia to have travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, theft or other possible calamities. 
  5. Before you get back, confirm that you have all the vaccines that you need to return from Mexico and ensure that you are appropriately vaccinated.
  6. It is strongly recommended to carry an extra copy of the Mexico Tourist Card handy.
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