Like many industrialized nations, Mexico has a comprehensive legal and statutory Immigration Policy affecting Mexicans and foreign nationals. The majority of foreigners either visiting or living in Mexico will qualify for one of three types of visa.
Visitor … Temporary Resident … Permanent Resident
The FMM Visitor’s Permit/Card is for people who do NOT want to seek permanent residence in Mexico. Such as: Tourists, Artists, Charitable events, Foreigners who come to spend Winter season in Mexico, etc.
Good for up to 180 days, the Visitante FMM (Visitor’s Card) is obtained when you enter Mexico either by land, air, or sea. The only requirement is … read more
The Residente Temporal is a renewable long-term permit, and allows unlimited entries to and exits from Mexico.
You can get a Temporary Resident Visa from a Mexican Consulate in your home country, which is valid for a period of one year, and may be renewed from inside Mexico for an additional period of one to three years … read more …
Intended for people seeking permanent residency status in Mexico for long periods of time, and who may seek eventual Mexican Citizenship. If you’re retired, this is the best option for you.
There are several advantages to having a Residente Permanente … read more …
There is No Surrender of Citizenship
You do not have to surrender your natural citizenship to be granted full resident status in Mexico, nor to become a naturalized Mexican. Full resident status or naturalization entitles you to all rights and benefits of a Mexican National (live, work, claim state benefits and to pay taxes) but you cannot vote in Mexican elections.
Applying for Mexican Visas
You may apply for your visa(s) in person, or you may hire a representative to advise you, make the application on your behalf and do all of the paperwork. Click on the appropriate flag to find the Mexican Embassy or Consulate office nearest you.