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Travel Visas to Mexico

The visa policy of Mexico is generally pretty liberal in these current times where it seems in vogue for governments to attempt to raise revenue by charging ridiculous visa fees, multi-country immigration zones which give only a handful of days for each country, and short duration tourist visas. Mexico is a true beacon for the world traveler, as many can just show up and be given 180 days on arrival, which can be renewed by simply exiting the country and then returning. Partly due to this fact, Mexico has a lively long term traveler community.

Tourist visas

Tourists from the following countries can be given up to 180 day visas to Mexico upon arrival:

  • Andorra
  • Anguilla
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • Cyprus
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Guam
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Marshall Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tokelau
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Wallis and Futuna

Work Visas

Mexico’s visa policy beyond simple tourist visas gets a little more opaque. Many travelers claim that a tourist visa can be upgraded to a work visa, but this may be left up to the desecration of the issuing party.

Visa Extensions

Extended a tourist visa from within Mexico is a real hit and miss endeavorer, and often involves a little baksheesh. Most travelers find it easier to just do a visa run.

More information about travel visas

More information about Mexico

  • Travelogue entries about Mexico

Mexico Travel Guide

Mexico Travel Guide

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Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 76 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3048 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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