There are several ways of obtaining temporary or permanent residency in Mexico. If you don’t have any Mexican born relatives in your immediate family or immediate family members who are holders of resident cards in Mexico, this is what you have to do.

Mexico Immigration Requirements

The first step to Mexican residency, either temporary or permanent residency is to apply through a Mexican consulate in your country.

First, you need to read the consulate’s website to check their own requirements. All consulates have different requirements and sometimes they are misleading or their websites are not updated. To double check, contact them by email, phone or in person.

The consulate will give you all the information you need related to your own personal situation and let you know what documentation is required by that consulate.

Permanent Resident Visa and Temporary Resident Visa Mexico Questions

Some people ask the following questions and we have the answers to make it easier to navigate the Mexican visa requirements: 

Q: Is it difficult to get a Mexican visa in a consulate?

A: It all depends on the Mexican consulate that you are going to work with. It is advisable to apply at the consulate that is closer to your home. 

Q: What other requirements do I need to fulfill before my consulate appointment? 

A: Usually in USA and Canada, there are always financial requirements to fulfill. You may bring investment or saving-accounts statements to show financial solvency. If not, you can show bank statements or pay stubs if you receive a salary or a pension.

You can also apply as an investor if you have a property or a business in Mexico. Amounts again vary according to each consulate.

Q: How long will the interview last for my Mexico Residency Visa?

A: The initial interview at the consulate of your choice could take 15 to 20 minutes, or even less depending on what questions the consulate may have for you. The interviews are typically standard and you’ll receive a visa in your passport that can bring you a step closer to a Mexico permanent resident card or a temporary resident card.

In case you need a quote or any information, please email Adriana Vela at info@immigrationtomexico.mx or call us.