The Visa Process in Mexico

Visa Rules as of November 2012

New migratory regulations take effect

Due to the entry into force of the Regulations of the new Migration Law in Mexico, as of November 9, 2012 new guidelines will be applied to the documentation of foreigners entering and leaving Mexico, including visa issuance and travel of minors, among other provisions.


The Embassy of Mexico in Canada informs the public that Canadian nationals and permanent residents of Canada still do not require a visa to enter Mexico, with the exception of Canadian citizens carrying diplomatic or official passports.

Canadian nationals must present a valid passport to prove their nationality. Mexican authorities do not require a minimum period of validity of passports; nevertheless, this document must be valid at the time of entry and during the period you wish to be in Mexico. 

Permanent residents of Canada must present their Permanent Resident Card and one of the following documents: valid Passport or Refugee Travel Document.


All foreign visitors, regardless of nationality, travelling to Mexico for tourism or business reasons or in transit to another destination, are exempt from presenting a Mexican visa as long as they have a valid visa issued by the government of the United States.


Visitors who do not require a visa, with a stay of up to 180 days

Visitor Visa without permission to conduct remunerated activities

Visa with permission to conduct remunerated activities


Permanent Resident Visa


Temporary Resident Visa