Vietnamese tourists can have a wonderful time when they travel to Mexico for a short or long vacation. The country’s impeccable sightseeing hotspots will leave visitors mesmerized and craving 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.
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 Mexican 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 quickly time. They will receive it at the email address mentioned in the application form.
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:
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.
Vietnamese citizens with a Tourist Card can visit and enjoy all the beautiful things that Mexico has to offer. But, they are not allowed to engage 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.
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:
As a tourist, Vietnamese travelers will need a visa and a Mexico Tourist Card to enter Mexican territory. They must carry their Vietnamese passport 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.
Irrespective of the purpose of the visit to Mexico or being there 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 book an appointment for a Mexico visa at least four weeks before the tentative travel date. Here are the steps of the application process:
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 the one hand, one embassy may take 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.
It is important to note that if you have a valid visa to Canada, Japan, the United States of America, and 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, the United States of America, and the 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.