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Mexico provides visa-free access for eligible visitors from over 60 countries, such as the United States, Canada, EU member states, and Japan, permitting a stay of up to 180 days for tourism, business, or transit. Our expert staff has curated this up-to-date entry policy for your convenience. The Mexico Tourist Card for air travelers has been abolished, so only a valid passport is required for visa-free travelers, simplifying the entry process.
The Mexico ETA visa or Sistema de Autorización Electrónica, is an electronic authorization system designed for citizens of Turkey, Russia, and Ukraine who wish to visit Mexico for short-term stays. The SAE allows eligible travelers to obtain electronic authorization online, which grants them entry to Mexico for tourism, business, or transit purposes. This system simplifies the process and eliminates the need for a traditional visa, making it more convenient for travelers from eligible countries.
Natvisa provides an easy to use form for the ETA for eligible travelers!
Citizens of Ukraine are eligible for the ETA.
Citizens from certain countries require a visa to enter Mexico. This includes, but is not limited to, travelers from countries such as India, China, and South Africa.
However, citizens from many countries, including the United States, Canada, the European Union, Japan, and New Zealand, do not need a visa for short visits (usually up to 180 days) for tourism or business.
Additionally, foreign travelers who hold a valid permanent resident card from Canada, Chile, Colombia, Japan, Peru, the United States, the United Kingdom, or any Schengen Area country are exempt from needing a visa to enter Mexico, regardless of their nationality.
We have simplified the arrival process so you know what to expect once you get to Mexico.
Flight Arrival: Upon landing at a Mexican airport, disembark the aircraft and proceed to the immigration area.
eFMM Kiosk: Most airports have switched to the electronic version of the FMM. This means you do not have to get the online version of the tourist card (FMM). Its all done at the airport upon arrival.
Immigration Check: Present your passport to the Immigration officer.
Customs Declaration: Complete a customs declaration form if required. Here, you might be asked about the purpose of your visit and the items you are bringing into the country
Baggage Claim: After clearing immigration, proceed to the baggage claim area to collect any checked luggage.
Customs Inspection: Go through customs where your luggage may be scanned or manually inspected. You may be randomly selected for a more thorough search.
Exiting the Airport: Once you clear customs, you can exit the airport. Here, you’ll find transportation options like taxis, buses, or rental car services to reach your final destination.
Currency Exchange and SIM Cards: If needed, use services at the airport for currency exchange or purchasing a local SIM card for your phone.
The Mexico Tourist Card, known as the "Forma Migratoria Múltiple" (FMM), is an essential travel document for most visitors entering Mexico by land. This is the traditional version of the FMM that must be completed online.
The FMM, issued by Mexico’s National Immigration Institute (INM), functions as an official record of a traveler’s entry and exit from the country. It’s important to note that while the FMM is not a visa, it is a mandatory requirement alongside a valid passport for gaining entry into Mexico.
We are going to breakdown Mexico’s popular international airports and the area thei serve.
Mexico popular International airports:
Mexico, renowned for its enchanting cruises and captivating Caribbean destinations, boasts several well-known seaports. Below is a list of these ports:
Popular ports in Mexico for cruise ships include:
The country’s northern and southern land borders with the United States, Belize, and Guatemala provide various checkpoints for easy land crossings, facilitating seamless North and Central American road trips.
When departing from Mexico via an international airport, travelers typically follow these standard procedures:
After security, you wait in the departure lounge until your flight is ready for boarding. It’s important to note that during this process, you may be subject to random searches by airport security or the military police.
While not everyone is searched, it’s a routine part of international travel, and cooperating fully with airport authorities will help ensure a smooth departure from Mexico.
See Mexico Visa Policy for a more in depth explanation of the regular visa process. This may include different visa types, steps behind completing an application, and processing times.