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Mexico Visa for Nigerien Citizens

 Visit Mexico by Land or Air

Pretty much every city in Mexico has a lively, broad-spectrum market for you to check out traditional cuisine, get into a deal, or buy a slew of mementos. Two among the best: the Mercado Ciudadela in Mexico City for handcrafted fabrics and artefacts, or Oaxaca’s Mercado Benito Juárez for regional cuisines such as fresh ground coffee beans, juices, and renowned grasshopper tacos. This is among the few of the many places of tourist interest in Mexico for Niger citizens to enjoy if they visit this country. Nevertheless, they would require a visa and a Mexico Tourist Card to visit Mexico. They can apply for the Mexico Tourist Card online. This document can be acquired from the National Immigration Institute only for tourists. Most importantly, Niger must have both the documents to enter Mexico. For acquiring a visa, they must contact the embassy.


Whether they take a trip by land or by air, Nigerien citizens must have a Mexico Tourist Card. Following the running of the electronic process in 2015, applying for an ETA or Tourist Card online became easier. During the process of online application, which is much recommended, applicants get the Card on their email IDs. The positives of applying online are that it leaves ample time and convenience because of not having to visit an embassy or wait in queues to get an appointment. 

Steps to get a Mexico Tourist Card

The Online Steps for Nigerien Citizens

Applying online is the best way to try for the Mexico Tourist Card. Here are the steps it comprises: 

Submitting Information Online: When applying online, Nigerien travelers must fill in their information. Check the information that has been filled in to be on the safer side. 
Process Without Document Upload: For the convenience of the applicants, no documents need to be uploaded in the online process. They just have to submit a valid passport number.
Pay the Fee: The last part concludes with payment of the fee. This is done via a valid credit or a debit card.

The applicant must also enter his email ID when applying online. Following its processing, the Mexico Tourist Card is sent to the applicant on his/her email ID.

Travelers should retain printouts of both sides of this travel document with them on their way to Mexico. It will be checked by the immigration officers at Mexico airport. 

If You Are a Mexico Tourist Card Applicant, You Must Know This

Points to remember for all applicants:

  1. Only tourism-related activities are permitted on the Mexico Tourist Card. Visitors are not allowed to indulge in any commercial or money-exchange activities such as job or professional services, on this Card.
  2. Visitors from Niger should essentially keep hard copies of this document when they enter the country through any Mexican airport.
  3. In the online process, travelers need to submit their flight tickets numbers and airline details.

Tourist Card Sample

Essential Papers

Notwithstanding the fact that Nigerien citizens are not required to upload any type of document when applying online, they must have these handy: 

  1. A passport having a validity of 6 months or 180 days from the date after they arrive in Mexico.
  2. The airlines and ticket information of the arrival flight into Mexico.

Arrival in Mexico

Travelers from Niger must have three papers with them to enter Mexico:

  • A Mexico Tourist Card
  • A visa
  • A valid passport
To recap, a visa is also a must along with the other two papers. These papers are reviewed and confirmed by the immigration authorities before the travelers are allowed into Mexico. Regarding the passport, it must be the same one used in the online application and must have six-month validity.

Insight on Mexico Visa Application

A valid Mexico Tourist Visa and a Tourist Card is mandatory for all Nigerian travelers, tourists, holiday-makers or explorers to Mexico and even those in transit. This condition is also true for passengers in transit. A visa can be applied for from any Mexican embassy the world over. The normal time taken to process a Mexican visa differs among most Mexican embassies, depending on their official processes. This time can span from 2 days to 4 weeks. Hence booking an appointment for a Mexico visa, weeks before the planned travel is a smart thing to do.

If you are from Nigeria, it is possible to apply for a Mexico visa at a Mexican embassy in your country (or the country where you are stationed). The steps of application are:

  1. Scheduling an appointment with the Mexico embassy to get an appointment
  2. Completing the Mexico Visa Application Form
  3. Organizing the required paperwork
  4. Submitting the application
  5. Visa fee payment
Those who have applied for a Mexico visa must check the Mexico embassy website to know the processing time for their visa. Embassies generally advise applicants to schedule their appointment at least four weeks before their trip.
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