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Mexico Visa for Cypriot Citizens

Visit Mexico by Land or Air
Home to the world's only waterfront Mayan ruins, Tulum appeals to history buffs and water lovers alike. Located along a stretch of the Riviera Maya, Cypriot citizens can explore this Mexico locale with numerous lodging options, ranging from small boutique hotels to wellness retreats to all-inclusive resorts. All they need to go here are a visa and a Mexico Tourist Card. They can apply online for the Mexico Tourist Card, which is the best and most recommended way. This is granted by The National Immigration Institute basically to tourists. Tourists from Cyprus must have a visa to enter Mexico. For a visa, they are required to contact the embassy.


Whether they are travelling by land or by air, Cypriot citizens would require a Mexico Tourist Card. 2015 saw the launch of the electronic process to apply for an ETA or Tourist Card online. In this process, the Card is emailed to the applicant. Keen travelers have an edge when applying online, as it saves them the trouble and effort of visiting an embassy or waiting in queues to get an appointment. 

Steps to get a Mexico Tourist Card
Mexico Tourist Card for Citizens from Cyprus – Applying Online

Applying online is easier than one can imagine. These steps will give you an idea of how easy it can be: 

Fill the Application Form: Cypriot travelers need to start by filling their particulars in the application form online. After it has been filled, it is better to validate the information entered. 
Softcopies Upload: To the applicant’s pleasant surprise, no documents are to be uploaded when applying online. Just a valid passport number is required to bring the filling up process to completion.
Fee Payment: The final step is to pay the fee, for which a valid credit or a debit card can be used.

Once its processing is done, the Mexico Tourist Card is sent to the email ID mentioned in the form.

It is better for travelers to keep printouts of both sides of this travel document with them on their trip to Mexico. It is one of the documents that will be checked by the immigration officials at Mexico airport. 

Vital Information for Mexico Tourist Card Applicants 

Here are a few important tips that visitors must know:

  1. The Mexico Tourist Card only allows trips to the country carried out for the purpose of tourism. Travelers are prohibited to indulge in any paid activities like employment or professional services for their entire stay in the country.
  2. Visitors from Cyprus need to have with them printouts of this Card while entering the country through any Mexican airport.
  3. As part of the online process, travelers must enter their flight tickets numbers and airline name in the application form.

Tourist Card Sample
What Documents Are Required?

Here is another bit of good news; when applying for the Tourist Card, Cypriot citizens are not required to upload any type of document. They only need to keep these ready: 

  1. A Cypriot passport with a validity of 6 months or 180 days from the date after they arrive in Mexico.
  2. The airlines and ticket details of the traveler’s arrival flight into Mexico.

To Be Done On Arrival in Mexico

Visitors from Cyprus must have a Mexico Tourist Card, their visa and their valid passport to enter the country. To recap, a visa is required besides the other two documents. These documents must be kept handy while reaching a Mexican airport. These are the travel documents that will be checked and cleared by the immigration authorities on entering Mexico. As far as the passport is concerned, it must be the same one used in the online application and must have six-month validity.

Submitting an Application for the Mexico Visa

For Cypriot citizens, irrespective of whether they are visiting Mexico on holiday or as tourists, or are in-transit, it is important to know that they must have a valid Mexico Tourist Visa and a Tourist Card. They are able to apply for a Mexico visa from any Mexican embassy in their country or the country where they are present. 

The processing time for a Mexico visa is different for every Mexican embassy. Applicants from Cyprus must prudently book an appointment for a Mexico visa with the Mexico embassy from which they are to apply at least 4 weeks prior to their planned travel date. It is also possible to apply for a Mexico visa at a Mexican embassy in the applicant’s domicile country (or another country). The application process consists of these steps:

  1. Reserving an appointment with the Mexico embassy  
  2. Completing the filling of the Mexico Visa Application Form 
  3. Gathering and organizing the relevant documents
  4. Submitting the application and pay the fee
The Mexico embassy where the applicant has applied from states the visa processing time. If not, applicants can also contact the embassy officials to query about the time taken to process their visa. The reason for this is that every embassy has a different timeframe for visa processing. An embassy can take 2 working days, whereas the other can take 10 working days. By the way, some embassies advise applicants to schedule their appointment at least four weeks before their trip.

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