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Can I go to Mexico with a Green Card?

Can I go to Mexico with a Green Card?
iVisa | Updated on Aug 23, 2019

As a Green Card holder, it does not matter what country you are from. According to Mexico’s visa policy, you can go to Mexico without a visa. In this particular case, Green Card holders are assimilated to US citizens and we all know that they can go to Mexico without obtaining a visa. However, you still need to purchase a Mexico tourist card. Fortunately, the document can be purchased online and iVisa can help with that.

What are the requirements?

You will be happy to learn that the process of getting a Mexico tourist card is not very demanding. It is the quite the contrary, actually. iVisa asks for very little effort on your part. But you do need to be able to provide the following:

  • Valid passport – a Mexico Tourist Card application process cannot happen without a passport. Plus, the document needs to remain valid for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in Mexico. Check its expiry date before you apply.

  • Airplane ticket – this requirement is valid only if you travel by air. If you choose to travel by land, you can ignore this condition.

  • Method of payment – the Mexico tourist card application process is entirely online, which means it makes sense for the payment to be made online as well. You can use a credit or a debit card, but iVisa accepts PayPal, Alipay, and WeChat as well.

  • Email address – iVisa will send you the tourist card via email in PDF format. Do not forget to print at least one physical copy before departure.

The application form

After you gather all of the above, you can proceed to fill in the application form. Usually, people take about 20 minutes to complete it, but if you need assistance, iVisa has a fantastic customer support service that is free and available 24/7.

You need to complete all three steps of the form. The first one requires you to give your general information, but you also must select a processing time and visa type. Both those factors affect the cost of your Mexico tourist card. Regarding the processing speed, you are given three options so that you can choose the most convenient for you. They are as follows:

  • Standard processing – your application is processed within 24 hours, and you are charged $20.

  • Rush processing – it only takes 2 hours for your Mexico tourist card to be ready, and you must pay $40.

  • Super Rush processing – this is the fastest and most expensive option. Your application is processed within just 30 minutes, but you need to pay $60.

When it comes to the visa type, you need to choose between Mexico tourist card by air or Mexico tourist card by land. There is no processing time difference between the two, but the latter is more expensive. You must pay $49, $69, and $89 respectively.

Step number two will ask you to revise your application as well as to make the payment. The revision is more important than you think. You cannot make corrections to your application after it reaches processing, and if it contains errors, the tourist card becomes invalid. You have no other choice but to repeat the process.

Step number three asks you to upload the documents that support your application. When you are done with that, you can submit your form and wait for iVisa to send you your Mexico tourist card in the timeframe you selected.

The bottom line is that the answer to your question is: yes. You can go to Mexico with a Green Card but without a visa. You only need to apply for a Mexico tourist card if you plan to stay for more than 72 hours and/or travel more than 12 km from the border. Fortunately, iVisa has that covered.

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