Visa Requirements

Dear Esteemed Visitor,

On behalf of the Government of Mexico and Universidad de Guadalajara, we are honored to warmly welcome you.

As you prepare for your journey to our beautiful country, we would like to give you the necessary information regarding entry requirements. Mexico, renowned for its rich culture, vibrant traditions, and breathtaking landscapes, awaits your arrival. However, according to our immigration regulations, foreign nationals must possess the appropriate visa before entering Mexico.

This document aims to guide you through the visa application process, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience during your stay. We understand your visit and are committed to helping you every step of the way.

Once again, we express our heartfelt gratitude for choosing Mexico as your destination. We eagerly anticipate your arrival and trust that your time here will be filled with unforgettable moments and enriching experiences.

Nationals of the following countries or regions must obtain a visa to travel to Mexico. For recreational purposes, business, or any non-remunerated activity in Mexico that is at most 180 days, they must apply for a visitor’s visa without permission to perform remunerated activities at a Mexican consulate.

A Mexican visa will not be required for foreigners who present any of the following documents:

  1. Document accrediting permanent residence in Canada, the United States of America, Japan, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, any of the countries that make up the Schengen Area, as well as in the member countries of the Pacific Alliance (Chile, Colombia and Peru).
  2. Valid and current Visa from Canada, the United States of America, Japan, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or any of the countries that make up the Schengen Area.
  3. APEC Business Traveler Card (ABTC) approved by Mexico.
  4. Certificate that accredits him/her as a member of the crew of the aircraft in which he/she is arriving.
  5. Seaman’s book, if he/she is a vessel crew member arriving at a Mexican port on an international voyage. Suppose the crew member arrives by air to enlist in a vessel operating in a national port. In that case, he/she must present, in addition to the sea book, a document that accredits his/her enrollment, the data of the vessel, and the Mexican port in which it is located.

Countries and regions requiring a Mexican Visa

If you are living in one of the countries requiring a Visa (check the list below this paragraph), please send us an email to [email protected] with the subject “need visa support” to send you a support letter. In the corpus of the email, we need to add your full name as it appears on your passport, your institution of affiliation, position, address, and the title of the paper or work you are presenting at the conference. With all that information, we will provide the support letter to help you in the Mexican consulate for your visa application process. 


  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan


  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi


  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic 
  • Chad
  • China
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cuba


  • Democratic Republic of the Congo 
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic


  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia


  • Fiji


  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana


  • Haiti
  • Honduras


  • India
  • Indonesia 
  • Iran
  • Iraq


  • Jordan


  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan


  • Lao  
  • Lebanon 
  • Leso
  • Liberia
  • Libya


  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar


  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger Republic
  • Nigeria 


  • Oman


  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines


  • Qatar


  • Republic of Cote d’Ivoire
  • Republic of Macedonia
  • Russia
  • Ruanda


  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tome and Principe 
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Syria


  • Taiwan 
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu


  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan


  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Viet Nam


  • Yemen


  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Transit Visa

Requirements to apply for a Mexican visitor visa without permission to perform remunerated activities.

  1. Visa application form (preferably filled out digitally). Download the application HERE.
  2. Valid and current passport (foreigners must also present a copy of the residence card) valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure from Mexico;
  3. Photocopy of the passport page where personal information appears.
  4. Recent color photograph with white background, visible face and without glasses, passport size;
  5. Proof of employment in original with signature and seal, indicating full name, monthly salary, seniority and position;
  6. Proof of salary and/or wage payments, greater than the equivalent of one hundred days of the general minimum wage in force in Mexico City, during the last six months.
  7. Proof of itemized bank statements for the last six months;
  8. Proof of savings, investment and/or cooperative bank account with average balance for the last six months;
  9. Proof of the movements of the bank account.
  10. If applicable, title deed of real or personal property, submit original and copy of the public deed;
  11. International credit and/or debit cards in original and copy (only if owned);

Complementary requirements

  1. The labor record must have a minimum seniority of one year for an individual, two years for a legal entity (Institution, commercial company, company, business, etc.).
  2. If the applicant is a merchant or businessman, he must present his original and copy of his individual merchant registration deed, balance sheet of his business, valid operation permit and copy of RTN;
  3. Airline ticket quotations and hotel quotations in copy (if applicable);
  4. Routes and travel dates.

In case of economic dependents, students and minors, in addition to proving the above, they must accompany their file with the following documents:

  1. The economic solvency of the minor must be covered by the parents, for which they must present what is expressed in points 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 of the list above.
  2. They must present themselves at the consular interview accompanied by both parents (duly identified); an original birth certificate and proof of studies. 
  3. Minors whose custody corresponds to only one of the parents by judicial resolution, must present an original and certified copy of the official document of said resolution; an original certification of birth certificate and proof of studies; 
  4. In case one or both parents of the minor reside abroad, they must present notarized permission of the parent or parents issued by the Honduran Embassy in the country of residence.

Once you have all the required documents, you will need to schedule your appointment through MyConsulate 

All visa procedures are personal and require the physical presence of the applicant.


  • The appointment is completely free of charge.
  • No walk-ins will be served.
  • It is advisable to make your application well in advance of your trip.
  • Bank and employment records will not be returned to the applicant, even if the visa is rejected.
  • The presentation of apocryphal documentation automatically disqualifies the applicant.
  • No intermediaries of any kind are allowed.