Visa to Mexico for Russians in 2021: basic entry rules

Mexico is an exotic country, one of the most visited in the world. Russian tourists also love to come to the Mexican expanses.

After all, it is here that you can see preserved entire cities of ancient civilizations, relax in the famous resort of Acapulco, swim in the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, sunbathe on white sand beaches, and plunge into the festive atmosphere of the world-famous Mexican carnival. Enjoy unusual local cuisine and taste real tequila.

Russians can obtain entry permits to the United Mexican States in minutes.

Mexico without a visa

1. You can visit Mexico without a Mexican visa for up to 180 days if you have one of the following documents ( any ):

  • a valid visa from one of the following countries: Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, USA, Japan, any of the states that are part of Schengen
  • document confirming permanent residence in the UK and Northern Ireland, Canada, USA, Japan or any of the states included in the Schengen area

If you do not have such permits and they are not expected, you need to get a visa to Mexico, a Mexican one.

Do citizens of other countries, for example, Belarusians, citizens of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, Armenia, or Ukrainians, need a visa to Mexico? The response from the Mexican Embassy here is similar: the procedure outlined above applies to both citizens of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Ukraine, and citizens of any country that is not listed in this order.

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Mexican visa refusal

Mexico is a fairly open country with a positive attitude towards Russia, and consular officers very rarely refuse a visa to Russian citizens. Most often this happens when trying to obtain an electronic visa (if all the fields are filled out incorrectly or if the traveler has a very common last name). The embassy rarely refuses citizens, but a visa may be refused in the following situations:

  • The applicant did not provide all the necessary documents;
  • The traveler filled out the documents incorrectly or took an inappropriate photograph;
  • The foreigner has previously been in Mexico and violated local laws (if a Russian has committed a serious crime, he is unlikely to be allowed into Mexico again);
  • The consul's decision, which is extremely difficult to challenge. The consul may have doubts about the reliability of the tourist; in this case, the applicant is called for a conversation with the consul;
  • The tourist deliberately provided incorrect information about himself;
  • The applicant does not have enough funds in his accounts to ensure his stay in the country.

If you are refused an e-visa, you need to contact the Mexican Embassy in Russia, they will issue a Mexican visa without any problems. If a Russian is refused by the embassy, ​​he must immediately submit a request for re-examination of the application.

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How to Apply for an e-Visa to Mexico 2021

It is quite easy to obtain an electronic visa to Mexico: to do this, you must first obtain an electronic permit by contacting the website of the Mexican Embassy. Further, as soon as the permit is issued, it must be printed on paper before the trip. This document will confirm the presence of a valid e-visa to Mexico.

  • Period of entry into Mexico with an e-visa: within 30 days from the date of issue.
  • The period of stay in Mexico with an e-visa is no more than 180 days.
  • Processing time : instantly.
  • Price : free.

Special condition : an e-visa to Mexico is valid if you are traveling (the purpose of the trip is tourism or other activities that do not imply financial reward (for example, work)) to Mexico by air , that is, fly by plane.
In other cases, you need to apply for a classic, standard visa.

Package of documents to the Mexican Embassy

First of all, you need to register on the website of the consular department and fill out an online application. When all possible columns have been written, you need to print all the pages of this document (on both sides). Next, you need to put the prints of your two index fingers in the appropriate square, dipping them - this is a must - in blue ink. Next, using a blue or purple pen, you must sign an autograph in the “Signature of the interested party” column. Forms must also be filled out for children. Both parents sign for the child. Fingerprints should not be smeared so that they are clearly visible. What else is needed, besides the application form and a passport valid for at least seven more months, for a visa to Mexico to be opened for Russians? Two recent color photographs (3 x 4) on a white background with the face completely exposed. A copy of the first page (with personal data) of the international passport. It is also advisable to make a photocopy of Mexican visas, if you had them in outdated documents.

Who can apply for an e-visa?

Only citizens of Russia, Ukraine and Turkey can obtain an electronic permit (electronic visa) to enter Mexico .
Citizens from other countries of the post-Soviet space, from countries that are not part of Schengen, must apply for a visa to Mexico traditionally by contacting the visa center of the embassy. Conditions for registration :

  1. The purpose of the trip is non-commercial, the duration of stay in the country is no more than 180 days
  2. Valid passport

You should fill out the application form to obtain an e-visa on the official website of the Mexican Embassy.

About entering Mexico with a Schengen visa

Mexico allows entry on visas from a number of countries, in particular, since October 2010, on Schengen visas. Some people find it unusual for one state to allow entry on the visas of another. That's why the Go to Mexico website! I decided to explain the main points of entering Mexico with Schengen visas.

1. Mexico allows entry on Schengen visas without the need for a Mexico visa or electronic permit.

2. A Schengen visa can be issued by one of the 22 states that are part of the European Schengen area. It should have the word Schengen on it.

3. A Schengen visa must allow multiple (multiple) entries into the EU. Types A and B visas - transit - do not give the right to enter Mexico. Entry to Mexico with visas from the Vatican, Andorra, Monaco, Liechtenstein, a French overseas territories visa, etc. is impossible. However, entry with a Swiss visa is possible.

4. The Schengen visa must be valid at the time of entry into Mexico. Formally, this means that the date of entry must be within the validity period of the visa. In fact, if your Schengen visa is about to expire, you may be denied entry into Mexico or allowed to stay in the country for less than usual (180 days).

5. The validity of a Schengen visa does not have to cover the entire duration of your intended stay in Mexico. To obtain permission to stay in Mexico for 180 days, a few months of Schengen visa validity is sufficient. The final decision on how long to stay in Mexico is made by the migration officer at the entrance to the country. In most cases, this decision does not depend on the validity of the Schengen visa.

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6. It is not at all necessary that a Schengen visa be used to enter the EU before visiting Mexico. Many people obtain a Schengen visa only to enter Mexico using it.

7. A Schengen visa gives the right to enter Mexico for the purpose of tourism, to visit relatives, for treatment and in similar cases. To carry out professional activities, you must obtain a Mexican visa.

8. The Schengen visa allows entry into Mexico by land, sea or air, unlike the electronic permit, which only allows entry by air.

9. When entering Mexico, a Schengen visa does not provide any other advantages over a Mexico visa, foreign visas or foreign residence permits or electronic permits. For citizens of the republics of Transcaucasia and Central Asia, entering Mexico with a Mexican visa is much preferable.

10. If you are a citizen of Ukraine or Russia, apply for an electronic permit to enter Mexico online, regardless of whether you have a Schengen visa. It's free. It wouldn't hurt to be on the safe side.

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Visa to Mexico 2021, news

Last September, government officials from Russia and Mexico announced that work was underway on a mutual visa waiver agreement. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, an agreement on a visa-free regime between Russia and Mexico will soon be signed.

After it comes into force, it will be even easier to get to the resorts of the Caribbean coast of Mexico, if only you have the time, money and desire!

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Various legal nuances

How to get a visa to Mexico for Russians who have not yet reached the age of majority, but are independent enough to travel unaccompanied by adult family members, or want to go on vacation as part of a children's group? Or with indirect relatives? Or with one of the parents? If the child is not accompanied by either father or mother on the trip, it is necessary to have a notarized consent of both parents for the trip. The same rule applies if the child travels with grandparents. But if a minor visits a tropical country with one of the parents, you need to add the following documents to the package: a photocopy of the first page of the internal passport of the person who remains in Russia, as well as his notarized permission to export the child.

Address of the Mexican Embassy in Russia:

  • lane Bolshoi Levshinsky, 4, Moscow;
  • official website for applying for a visa:;
  • telephone numbers for inquiries, +7 (495) 637 48 48;
  • contact phone numbers +52 55 55 16 08 70, +52 55 52 73 13 05 for emergency calls in connection with circumstances threatening the life and health of Russian citizens or loss (theft) of passports and other documents;
  • Official website of the embassy:

Embassy of Mexico in RussiaEmbassy of Mexico in Russia
Citizens are received from 8:30 to 19:00 (break 13:30 - 16:00) Mon. - Thu. On Friday until 14:30.

You can submit documents for a visa and make payments from 9:00 to 11:30 (Monday - Friday). Get a visa - from 13:00 to 14:00 (Monday - Friday).

The Russian Embassy in Mexico is located in Mexico City at the address: Jose Vasconcelos (Jose Vasconcelos Street), 204, Hipodromo Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, 06140.

To Mexico - with children

When people under 18 years of age travel, additional questions often arise related to visa processing. If you are going to Mexico with a minor child, he will not need a passport. However, children must appear on the parent's passport or visa permit.

Children will also have to fill out a form and provide three photographs.

When traveling without parents, the child must have a notarized power of attorney to leave the country with a third party.
If traveling with one parent, a power of attorney will be required from the other parent. The consular fee for processing documents for children is the same as for adults. It is important to know that you will be required to translate documents into Spanish.

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