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How to apply for a visa in Mexico?


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Mexico comes out on top time and time again as a promising country to do business in, or even retire in. Although it is enticing, most foreigners will need a Visa in order to enter and live in Mexico . To help you get a better insight on the steps in this process, our Mexican business experts have created a Visa application presentation for Mexico. We hope it helps! If you have any more questions about how to get a visa in Mexico, find the contact sheet at the bottom of this page to get in touch with us.

Doing Business and Immigrating to Mexico - Provided is an overview on the types of visas that are available to enter and/or immigrate to Mexico, a detailed guide on the visa application process for Mexico, the visa requirements for Mexico; and the visa processing times for the most common types of Mexico working visas, Mexico business visas, Mexico investor visas and Mexico residency visas. Additionally, included is an overview of the requirements to attain permanent residency in Mexico.

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How to apply for a visa in Mexico?

  1. 1. Mexican Visa Procedure
  2. 2. ABOUT US The Biz Latin Hub Group was established in 2014 to assist both local and foreign companies doing business in Latin America, by providing a full suite of multilingual Commercial Representation and Back Office Services. The group is owned and managed by an experienced team of local and expat professionals, dedicated to assisting clients to navigate their way through the complexities of Latin American business environment.
  3. 3. MOST COMMON TYPES OF VISAS • Temporary Residency Visa • Investors Visa • Working Visa • Permanent Residency Visa
  4. 4. Temporary Residency Visa Visa requirements Duration of Temporary Resident Visa • Sponsorship by a Mexican company or institution. • Relationship or child with a Mexican or a foreigner who is a temporary or permanent resident. • Proof of savings equal to or greater than $441,800 MXN or an income $26,508 MXN per month (can vary depending on your nationality) • Valid up to 4 years. • This visa can be renewed. • Processing time is between 5-6 weeks.
  5. 5. Investors Visa Visa requirements • Proof their investment is worth at least $1,767,200 MXN and is invested in a Mexican company which employs at least 5 Mexicans. • Proof that they are the owner of property in Mexico that is used to conduct business and is worth at least $1,767,200 MXN. Duration of Investor Visa • Valid up to a maximum of 4 years. • This Visa can be renewed. • Proccessing time is between 5-6 weeks
  6. 6. Working Visa Visa requirements •They can work as long as they are hired by a Mexican company that has the permission from migration authorities to hire foreigners. •The Migration office must first approve the job offer. The foreigner must complete the visa application and have an interview at a Mexican consulate or embassy outside of Mexico. Duration of Working Visa • This visa allows foreigners to live and work in Mexico between 1-4 years. • This visa can be renewed. • Proccessing time is between 5-6 weeks
  7. 7. Next Step: Get an Official Migrant Card Immigrant Stamp: • Once your documents have been approved and you have passed the interview at a Mexican embassy or consulate abroad you will receive a visa stamp in your passport. • When you arrive to the Mexican border control, you will be given a Multiple Migration Form (FMM) once you present your passport with the visa stamp. • You will then have 30 days to go to the Mexican Migration Office to exchange the FMM for your official migration card. This process is called ´Canje´.
  8. 8. Permanent Residency Visa Visa requirements Individuals who wish to live and work/retire permanently in Mexico and meet the following requirements: • Lived/worked in Mexico for at least 4 years in total. • Provide proof of funds; at least $1,767,200 MXN or a monthly income of at least $44,180 MXN or • Prove that they have been in a relationship for at least two years in Mexico with a Mexican national. Duration of Permanent Residency Visa • You do not need to renew this visa • Processing time is between 5-6 weeks
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