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How much does a Mexico tourist card cost?

How much does a Mexico tourist card cost?
iVisa | Updated on Feb 09, 2019

Traveling to Mexico means that you most likely need to obtain some kind of travel document that allows you to cross the border. If you are eligible, you can apply for a Mexico tourist card, and iVisa can help you get it in as little as 30 minutes.

What you need to know is that the tourist card is free if you travel by air. You will receive an application form in the plane, or you can fill one out when you get to Mexico. However, if you do not want to stand in line when you arrive in Mexico, you have the option to apply for one before your departure. The process is entirely online but it is going to cost you.

The Mexico tourist card cost is not very high, and it depends on a few factors. One of them is the processing time option you select during the application process. During the first step of the application form, you will be asked to choose an option. You are given three:

  • Standard processing time – this is the slowest processing time, but most people go for it because it is also the cheapest. And all things considered, it is not as slow as you may think. Your application is processed within just 24 hours. As for the cost, you only need to pay the service fee which is $20.

  • Rush processing time – the in-between option is neither the fastest or the slowest. You receive your Mexico tourist card in 2 hours, but you are charged $40.

  • Super Rush processing time – as the fastest processing option you have at hand, this one is the most expensive. You must pay $60, but your application is processed within just 30 minutes.

The second factor that determines your Mexico tourist card cost is the visa type. This selection must be made during the first step of the application process as well. You have two choices. You can either choose the document you use when you travel by air, for which the fees are listed above, or you can select the type you use when you plan to travel by land. The latter is more expensive. You are charged an additional $29 per processing time. As a result, the fees are $49, $69, and $89 respectively.

You will be happy to know that iVisa does not practice hidden costs. There are no extra charges for you to worry about. What is displayed during the application process as the amount you need to pay will also come up on your bank statement or banking app.

As for the moment, you need to make the payment, the second step of the application form covers this aspect. You will be asked to insert the details of your payment method. Speaking of means of payment, you should keep in mind that iVisa accepts multiple. You can either use a credit or a debit card, but iVisa takes Paypal, Alipay, and WeChat as well. Feel free to use the one that you find most convenient.

Whether the Mexico tourist card cost is reasonable or not, it is for you to decide. However, we think that it is more advantageous to have some peace of mind and apply for the card before your departure. Sure, you can cut this expense, but do you really want to start your vacation by standing in line at the tourist card service counter?

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