The duration of a tourist or business visitors stay in Mexico is up to 180 days. Visitors who are in transit are permitted to remain for up to 30 days. Notes: Residents of French overseas departments and territories, Danish territories, and Dutch Caribbean possessions are included in this calculation.
Unless you are residents from the following Countries, you will be required to obtain a visa before entering Mexico.
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- South Korea
Entry into Mexico
There are no vaccination or COVID-19 testing requirements for entry into Mexico at this time. If you arrive with symptoms of COVID-19, you should request the International Health Team (Sanidad Internacional).
Travel arrangements to and from Mexico must be made directly with the appropriate airline or travel agent. Since there are no direct flights between Ireland and Mexico, travellers must also comply with the COVID-19 regulations of their transit country.
To enter Mexico, Irish citizens do not need a visa, but they must ensure they meet the immigration requirements listed here.
Entrance into the country is granted at the discretion of the Mexican Immigration Authorities. Please be aware that the maximum stay for tourism purposes is 180 days, but this maximum is not automatically granted.
If you are requesting the maximum number of days (180), you may be required to explain the purpose of your trip and provide evidence to support your claim to the immigration official. After entry is granted, you will be given a stamped immigration form. This form is required to exit the country. In the event of loss or theft, passengers must pay the applicable fee to replace their form at an Immigration Office or any international airport.
Please be aware that you will not be able to request an extension or modify the terms of your stay from within the country, and that overstays may result in detention and/or deportation.
The criteria to apply for a visa is straight froward. Providing you follow the criteria designed to help travellers you should have no problems obtaining your visa. The criteria is listed below.
Passport with at least six months of validity remaining.
Bank statement documents (last 3 months).
Application form properly filled out.
1 picture in colour (passport size, face uncovered and white background).
Visa processing takes two business days if the applicant meets all conditions. Possessing a Mexican visa enables travel to the country, but entry to Mexican territory is contingent upon the Immigration and Health Authorities’ final determination.
Appointment waiting times can normally take around two weeks. This will depend on your individual circumstances and weather you have submitted the correct documents.
Who Can Visit Mexico Without a Visa?
Australia, Brunei, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam are among the countries whose nationals can travel to Mexico without a visa.
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
|Covid 19 / Border Control
|What is a Visa?
|What kind of visa do I need?
|Do I need more than one visa?
|How long is a visa valid for?
|When do I need my visa?
|What if my visa is refused?
There are several types of visas available in Mexico. Each visa is for a different reason of visit, s it is important to ensure you have the correct visa for your travels before travelling. The types of visas available are:
Expats may apply for several types of visas, including tourist, business, and transit visas, work visas, temporary resident visas, student temporary resident visas, and permanent residence visas. Expats may also obtain visas for diplomatic or adoption-related purposes.
What To Do If Your Mexico Visa is Refused
You have the right to appeal this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that opted to deny the visa distributes a standard form to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a Mexico visa and the reasons for the rejection.
Your passport will be sent by the courier service. The visa will be attached to your passport. Please verify the information stated on both the visa and the letter included in the package to ensure that it is accurate.
The Mexico visitor visa permits for stays of up to 180 days for tourism or commercial purposes. When you arrive in Mexico, the immigration official at the point of entry will allow you a particular number of days (not to exceed 180).
The applicant must be present in person for the biometric screening and interview. Case-by-case, the Consular Section may request further pieces of evidence. Visa processing takes two business days if the applicant meets all conditions.