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Mexico Visa for Bolivian Citizens

Visit Mexico by Land or Air

Mexico is one of the most beautiful countries out there. It has a unique culture and a temperate climate that make it an ideal place to visit. However, the Mesoamerican and the European fusion make it an attractive destination that you need to add to your bucket list.

As a Bolivian citizen, you must be keen to visit the country and explore the culture. If you plan on visiting Mexico anytime soon, you will need a Mexico Tourist Card in addition to your visa. One Tourist Card allows one person to travel. So, more than one person can’t use the same Tourist Card.

Mexico Travel Documents

The travel document for Mexico, i.e., the tourist card, is approved and provided by The National Immigration Institute. If you are traveling from Bolivia, you must have a visa in addition to your Tourist Card. To apply for the visa, you must contact and visit the embassy.

Whether you want to gain entry via land or air, you need to have a Mexico Tourist Card. The best part is that you can now apply for it online through Natvisa as the online system has been implemented since 2015. Remember that you have to apply for it at least within thirty days after you arrive in Mexico.

Steps to get a Mexico Tourist Card
For Bolivians Applying Online for a Mexico Tourist Card

Applying online using the electronic system saves a lot of time and effort. The entire process comprises three simple steps: 

Application Form Fill ups: Bolivians need to fill the tourist card application form online. They must ensure that the information is precise and correct. Any misinformation or incorrect details will lead to rejection of the document. 
Process Eliminates Document Upload: When applying online, applicants do not require uploading any document. They will need to provide a valid passport number while completing the application process.
Payment of Fee: The final step in this process is the payment of fee. This is done using a credit or debit card. After it has been approved, the tourist card will be mailed to the applicant on the ID mentioned in the form.

Just to be on the safer side, in case issues may arise with the email system, it would be wise to download and print the travel document if given the option.

Printouts of both sides of the Mexico tourist card must be taken and kept by the travelers during their trip to Mexico. They will be inspected by the immigration officers at the airport. 

Important to Remember for Applicants 

Mexico tourist card permits its holders to visit the country only for tourism. The travelers are not legally permitted to undertake any form of employment or activity that results in payment during this visit. Bolivians must keep safely printouts of both sides of this travel document while entering the country through any Mexican airport. When applying, tourists must enter flight information (Airline Name and Flight Number) concerning their arrival in Mexico.

Tourist Card Sample
Zero Document Upload Process

The online system eliminates the need to upload any document. Bolivian citizens, when applying for a Mexico tourist card, need to be prepared with the following: 

  1. A valid Bolivian passport, which must be valid for 180 days since their arrival in Mexico.
  2. Their Mexico landing flight details.

Arrival in Mexico

To gain entry into Mexico, Bolivians will need a Mexico tourist card. Remember, that a visa will also be required. Along with both these travel documents, the immigration authorities at the Mexico Airport would also examine the traveler’s valid passport. Note that the passport must fulfil the condition of being valid for 180 days and must be the one that was used to apply for the visa. 

Applying for a Mexico Visa

Those traveling to Mexico, or passing through in transit, compulsorily need a valid Mexico Tourist Visa and a Tourist Card. A Mexico visa can be applied for from any Mexican embassy in the world. The time required to process a Mexican visa is different for every embassy. Some process it in two working days and others may take four weeks. Travel aspirants from Bolivia are recommended to get an appointment for a Mexico visa four weeks or more, prior to the planned travel date.

The steps involved in the application process is as follows:

  1. Touch base with the Mexico embassy to book a meeting
  2. Fill applicant’s details in the Mexico Visa Application Form
  3. Put together the necessary documents
  4. Submit the online application
  5. Pay off the visa fees

Bolivian citizens can find out when their visa will be processed from the website of their respective Mexico embassy, or they can speak to the embassy authorities there about it. The reason for this is that every embassy has a different system of operation. Moreover, one embassy may take just about 2 business days to process a visa, while in another the processing time may approximate 10 business days. In practical terms, a few embassies suggest that the applicants fix their appointment at least four weeks before your trip.

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