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Getting a Mexican Visa for Vietnamese Citizens | and FMM

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Vietnamese tourists can have a wonderful time when they travel to Mexico for a short or a long vacation. The country’s impeccable sightseeing hotspots will leave visitors mesmerized and craving for more.

All Vietnamese will need to do is get a visa for Mexico and a Tourist Card. Once they have these two documents, they can fly to a Mexican holiday destination of their choice.

These days, it is quite easy to obtain these travel documents.

They can apply for the FMM card online as many airlines have stopped handing out the application form during flights to Mexico.

However, they will have to visit or contact the Mexico embassy to get a tourist visa.

So, citizens of Vietnam will have to apply for both of them when they plan to visit Mexico.

Usually, the Tourist Card is processed in a quick time. They will receive it at the email address mentioned in the application form.

Steps to get a Mexico Tourist Card

Application Process for Travelers from Vietnam

Vietnamese citizens can apply for a Tourist Card online and avoid the long waiting hours at the embassy.

The online application is hassle-free and less time-consuming.

The saved time can be used for getting prepared for the Mexican holidays. In order to acquire a Tourist Card online, travelers need to follow the steps mentioned below:  

  1. Tourists planning for a vacation in Mexico will have to fill an online application form. Filling it accurately is a must because discrepancies can lead to rejection of the application. 

  2. Applicants won’t have to upload any documents. However, they will need a valid passport for completing the application process.

  3. The Tourist Card will be sent to the email address of the applicant.

Tourists need to carry the Tourist Card’s printouts during their trip to Mexico. They should be presented to the immigration officials after reaching a Mexican airport. 

Instructions for Tourists Traveling to Mexico

Vietnamese citizens with a Tourist Card can visit enjoy all the wonderful things that Mexico has to offer.

But, they are not allowed to get engaged in any professional activity during their stay as a tourist.

Travelers must submit their trip details such as flight tickets and flight numbers at the time of application online.
Tourist Card Sample

Documentation Required for Mexico Tourist Card

Travelers should keep various travel documents ready before they apply for a Tourist Card online. However, there is no actual upload of documents required. Documents that will be needed on hand will be:   

  1. A Vietnamese passport with a validity of at least six months from the date they arrive in Mexico.
  2. Various travel documents including records of flight tickets, flight numbers, etc.

Getting inside Mexico

As a tourist, Vietnamese travelers will need a visa and a Mexico Tourist Card to enter Mexican territory. They must carry their Vietnamese passport that was used during the Tourist Card application.

They will have to show these documents to the immigration officials when they arrive at the Mexican airport or land border crossing.

Applying for a Mexico Visa

Irrespective of the purpose of the visit to Mexico, or being there just to switch flights, a valid Mexico Tourist Visa and a Tourist Card are obligatory requirements.

Alternatively, Vietnamese visitors may also apply for a Mexico visa from a Mexican embassy in Vietnam. 

The processing time for a Mexican visa depends on the embassy they are applying from.

For different embassies, it ranges from two days to four weeks. One must hence book an appointment for a Mexico visa at least four weeks before the tentative travel date.

Here are the steps of the application process:

  1. Contact the Mexico embassy in Vietnam or where available to get an appointment
  2. Populate the Mexico Visa Application Form
  3. Arrange the necessary documents
  4. Submit the online application and pay the visa fee

The website of the Mexico embassy from where the applicant is applying can provide information on the processing time. If not, this information can be obtained from the embassy.

Since every embassy works on a different timeline. On one hand, one embassy may take just about 2 business days to process a visa, while in another the processing time may approximate 10 business days.

Practically speaking, a few embassies suggest that the applicants fix their appointment at least four weeks before their trip.

How to Avoid Getting a Visa to Mexico

It is important to note that if you have a valid visa to Canada, Japan, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, you do not need to visit the Mexican embassy to get a visa.

One of these visas will make Vietnamese citizens exempt from a visa.

In addition, if travelers from Vietnam have a valid permanent resident card from Canada, Chile, Colombia, Japan, Peru, United States of America, United Kingdom, a visa will not be needed.

Final note, if Vietnamese nationals have a valid visa or a valid permanent resident card to any of the Schengen Area countries, a consular visa will not be needed.

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