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Foreign nationals exempted of tourist, visitor in transit, and business visitor visa

Updated: Apr 19, 2022

Foreign nationals exempted from tourist, transit, or business visitor visas must obtain must obtain a landing card (FMM form) from the airline or at any port of entry in Mexico and complete this form with his/her individual information.


Foreign nationals exempted from tourist, transit, or business visitor visas must obtain must obtain a landing card (FMM form) from the airline or at any port of entry in Mexico and complete this form with his/her individual information.


The immigration officer will stamp the FMM card upon arrival. PLEASE KEEP IT IN A SAFE PLACE AND DO NOT LOSE IT. YOU WILL BE ASKED FOR THIS DOCUMENT AT YOUR DEPARTURE FROM MEXICO.


The Mexican migratory authorities have the faculty to grant or deny entry into Mexico if the visitor does not fully comply with the migratory regulations. For additional information, please click here


At the port of entry, the Migration official will determine the duration of stay in Mexico of the foreign national. The maximum stay for tourists and business visitors in Mexico is up to six months. The maximum stay for visitors in transit is up to 30 days.


The list of the countries exempted from Mexican visa can be found in this Website or direct to the National Institute of Immigration Website http://www.inm.gob.mx/index.php/page/Paises_No_Visa



Countries and regions that do not require a visa:



In the immigration review filter, they must present :

  1. Passport or current identity and travel document that is valid under international law.

  2. FMM duly filled.

  3. The immigration authority may request the foreign person to prove the reason for their trip, through any of the following documents:

  • Hotel reservation, return tickets (itinerary), tour tickets (itinerary).

  • Mandate letter in Spanish from the parent company, affiliate or foreign subsidiary that indicates that the foreign person is an employee of it and that the payment of the services that will be provided in the national territory will be paid by it.

  • Copy of the contract for the transfer of technology, patents and trademarks, for the purchase and sale of machinery and equipment, for the technical training of personnel, or any other contract related to the production process of a company established in Mexico or that links the foreign party with the Mexican part, or proof of appointment by the shareholders' meeting of companies legally established in Mexico.

  • Letter from a public or private organization or institution in which the foreign person is invited to participate in some unpaid activity in national territory, stating the purpose of the visit and the estimated length of stay. In the event that the organization or institution bears the travel and permanence expenses of the foreign person in the national territory, a responsive letter must be attached.

  • Letter of invitation or acceptance from an institution belonging to the National Educational System to carry out courses, studies or research or training projects for a maximum period of one hundred and eighty days.



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