Do we need a visa to go to Mexico?

Turkish citizens with a Burgundy (Public), Private (Green), Service (Gray) passport are subject to a visa. However, Turkish citizens with a Diplomatic (Black) Passport have the right to travel to Mexico without a visa.

What are the Mexico Visa Types?

  • Mexico Tourist Visa
  • Mexico Work Visa
  • Mexico Business Visa
  • Mexico Family Visit Visa

Which Countries Are Exempted from Obtaining a Mexico Visa?

Mexico allows entry in some cases without the need to apply for a visa. The United States of Mexico grants visa-free travel to citizens of a total of 65 countries, including the countries of the European Union. Some of these countries that have the right to travel to Mexico without a visa include;

  1- Schengen countries             2- USA                3- Argentina                   4- Australia

  5- Bahamas                                6- Barbados      7- Belize                          8-Brazil

  9- Canada                                   10- Chile            11- Colombia                 12- Costa Rica

13- Hong Kong                             14- Israel           15- England                    16- Japan

17- Macau                                    18- Jamaica       19- Malaysia                   20- Monaco

21- New Zealand                        22- Palau            23- Panama                    24- Paraguay

25- Peru                                       26- Singapore    27- San Marino              28-Trinidad

29- Tobago                                   30- Andorra       31- Uruguay                   32- Venezuela

33- South Korea                          34- Marshall Islands

How to Apply for a Mexico Visa?

With the agreement signed between Mexico and Turkey in 2013, people with a burgundy passport can apply for a Mexican tourist visa online. Holders of official passports (private- Green and service - Gray) Turkish citizens are required to obtain a visa from the Mexican Diplomatic Missions in our country.

Citizens with Special and Service Passports must apply personally to the Mexican Embassy or Mexican Consulate in our country and obtain a stamp-type visa. It is possible for Turkish Citizens to travel to Mexico without a visa if they have a valid multiple entry visa or permanent residence permit from Schengen Area countries, United States of America, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom (England and Northern Ireland).

Between 09:00 and 13:00 on weekdays, the Mexican Consulate and Embassy accepts visa applications. Applications made to the Mexican Consulate are completed within 20 days.

The decision to approve or deny a Mexican visa rests entirely with the Mexican Consulate. During the visa application process, care should be taken to ensure that the forms to be filled out are complete and accurate.

How Long Does It Take for a Mexico Visa to Be Concluded?

              The completion time of visa applications is approximately 2 working days, provided that our Turkish citizens planning to travel to Mexico submit all the necessary documents for the visa application correctly and in full.   It is worth remembering that these procedures can be extended depending on public holidays or the intensity of the consulate.

How Long Is The Validity Of A Mexican Visa?

              They are required to enter Mexico within 30 days from the date of obtaining a visa. With a Mexican visa, you can stay in the country for up to 180 days.

What are the Documents Required for a Mexico Visa?

  • Mexico Visa Information Form
  • Passport
  • Passport copy (for home pages)
  • Biometric photo
  • Photocopy of identify card
  • Bank Passbook
  • Invitation letter
  • Travel Reservation
  • Travel health insurance

What are the necessary Documents for a Mexican work Visa?

              If you are traveling to Mexico for business purposes, in addition to basic documents such as passport, visa request petition, biometric photo, identity photocopy, some other documents are also required from you. These documents are:

  • Business visa invitation (It must be prepared by the Mexican company that issued the invitation with a stamp and a wet signature on letterhead. The reason and duration of the invitation must be specified)
  • Information about the person who sent the invitation (Identification information, position in the company and contact information)
  • Bank statement of account (Documents containing the last 3 months must be received from the bank with a wet signature and stamp)
  • Payroll (for the last 3 months, stamped and signed)
  • Business service breakdown (for the last 4 months)
  • Photocopy of the company's activity certificate
  •  Tax sheet
  • Copy of the trade registry gazette
  • Airline ticket booking
  • Hotel reservation
  • Health insurance

What are the Documents Required for a Mexico Student Visa?

              Short-term or long-term students who go to Mexico for educational purposes can be granted a visa. The period determined as the limit in this process is 180 days. In addition, students cannot apply for an e-visa, as with a tourist visa. Visa procedures must be completed 30 days before the start of the training period. The additional documents required during the application are as follows;

  • Scholarship documents (if any)
  • Sponsor (Bank account breakdown of the person or parents who will sponsor the training for the last 3 months)
  • Letter of acceptance
  • Health insurance

Information About Mexico Visa Travel Health Insurance

              People who are going to travel to Mexico must have travel health insurance. This insurance is supposed to cover the duration of the trip, be 30 thousand euros and provide the original document. With this insurance, all your emergency medical intervention costs are covered during your trip.


  • There are some points that you should pay attention to after the electronic visa application applied by Mexico for tourists. The airline you will travel with must be registered and compliant with the SAE system. Otherwise, your visa cannot be read and recognized by the airline. It is recommended that you ask whether the company you choose is SAE compliant before purchasing your flight ticket.
  • It should be remembered that an electronic visa is a service that only those who are going to Mexico by air will use. Those who wish to enter the country by sea or land cannot use an electronic visa.
  • The Visa Section officer of the Mexican Consulate will approve the visa application if, upon reviewing the application file, he is convinced that there is no intention to leave the country and that there are strong ties to return. Otherwise it will be rejected.
  • If the response of the Mexican Consulate to the application is positive, the output must be submitted both to the Airline for boarding the plane and to the Customs Enforcement officer at the Mexican entrance gate. If the information saved in the system in the application does not correspond to personal documents, a flight to or from Mexico is not allowed.
  • Passengers with ordinary (burgundy) passports are required to have the documents related to hotel reservation and visa with them in writing, and displaying the relevant documents on the phone or in any digital environment is strictly prohibited, except for written printouts.
  • The applicant must write his/her name as it is included in the passport.
  • Care should be taken to ensure that the validity period of the passport used in the Mexican visa application is at least 6 months after the end of the trip; Must have been taken within the last 10 years and must have at least 2 blank pages.
  • Biometric photo should be taken without glasses, taken within the last 6 months, taken on a white background, it should be 4.5 x 3.5 cm in size.
  • The Mexican Consulate, as a guarantee of money sufficient to cover the travel expenses of the visa applicant; Requests the bank account transaction that has been actively used for the last 3 months, the wet signature and stamp of the bank, and the bank's signature circular as attached.
  • If there is any situation that requires the visa applicant to receive an invitation to the Mexican Consulate from an official or private organization, the invited person must send an invitation letter with a clear indication of their first and last name.
  • Including travel dates when applying for a visa at the Mexican Consulate or Mexican Embassy; requests the submission of reservation information confirming the transportation and accommodation plan.
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