iVisa's Mexico tourist card application process

iVisa's Mexico tourist card application process
iVisa | Updated on Feb 09, 2019

Are you planning a trip to Mexico? You can obtain a Tourist Card. Of course, you need to be eligible for it since not all nationalities can get it, but iVisa’s Visa Checker can help with that. See that green button in the top-right corner that says ‘Get a Visa’? Click on it and follow the steps. You will know if you qualify in just a few seconds.

What are the requirements?

The Mexico Tourist Card application process is straightforward, and the requirements are not many. When you apply online with iVisa, you will be asked to have 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.

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

Mexico Tourist Card application form

One last requirement concerns the application form. However, iVisa took care of it and created it so that you can complete it in 20 minutes or so. What is more is that iVisa’s customer support is available 24/7 in case you need some assistance. The service is free of charge.

The form has three steps. The first one asks for your general information, passport information, and some details about your trip to Mexico. You are also invited to select a visa type and a processing time, both of which establish the cost of your Mexico tourist card. As for the latter, you are given three options:

  • 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.

As for 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.

The second step requires you to make the payment and revise your application so that it does not contain any mistakes. Errors lead to an invalid visa, which translates into you repeating the process. To avoid that waste of time and money, we recommend that you pay attention when you review your form before submission.

The third step asks for the supporting documents of your application. You must upload them. As soon as that happens, you are free to submit your form. All that is left for you to do afterward is to wait so that iVisa can do its job.

The bottom line is that iVisa’s Mexico tourist card application process is as easy as it can possibly be. Your effort is minimal. The document is valid for 180 days from your date of arrival in Mexico, and it allows you to stay there just as much. You only have a single entry.

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