Mexico has a straightforward visa policy. At the moment, there are three countries (Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine) whose citizens have access to an Electronic Authorization System. It means that the nationals of those countries are no longer required to apply for a consular visa, which saves a lot of time and effort. However, most travelers who go to Mexico are from visa-exempt countries. There are 65 countries and territories whose citizens can travel without a visa to Mexico. Even so, they still need to pay a tourism fee. That fee is called a Forma Migratoria Multiple, and it can now be paid online using the services of iVisa.
There is a simple method of learning whether or not Australian can pay the FMM online through iVisa. Use the Visa Checker you find on iVisa’s website. Insert your country of origin, select Mexico as your destination, and you will learn what you need to know in just a second.
What documents are required?
Australian can use iVisa to pay for the FMM, but you still need a few things to make that happen. iVisa does not ask for much, and chances are you already have everything you need to provide.
Valid passport – you may not need a visa, but you still need to have a passport. Not only that, but your passport needs to be valid and continue to be as such for at least another 6 months from your date of arrival in Mexico.
E-mail address – iVisa will send you a copy of your approved Tourist Card, which you need to print out. For that to happen, you need to provide a valid and correct e-mail address.
Flight ticket – this applies only if you travel by air. iVisa needs your flight number, and a ticket is the perfect proof of that.
- Means of payment – you need to make the payment before submitting your application. In order to do that, you can use a credit or a debit card. iVisa accepts Paypal as well.
Once Australian have everything you need, you can move on to the application form, which you should be done within just 10 to 15 minutes.
Forma Migratoria Multiple – processing time and costs
A tourist card is not expensive, and the amount of money Australian need to pay for it depends on two factors: processing time and travel type (by air or by land). As for the former, iVisa comes with three options:
Standard processing time – if you select this type of processing time, you have to pay $20 (or the equivalent in your country). That is the service fee. It also means that you will receive the Mexico tourist card in 24 hours. That is if the weekend is not coming up.
Rush processing time – this means you will obtain the tourist card in as little as two hours. However, the cost will go up by $20. So if you travel by plane and choose the Rush processing time, you will pay $40.
- Super rush processing – this is the fastest processing time, which means you will have your FMM in 15 minutes. As you may have guessed, this will cost you more than the previous processing times. Your bill will go up to $60.
The fees above apply if Australian travel by air. If you decide to travel by land, just add $25 to the bill, and you will find out how much you will be charged.
The document Australian receive is valid only if you travel by air or by land. If you go by cruise ship, you need to visit the nearest Mexican embassy to get your visa. Australian must use the FMM 30 days after issue. Otherwise, it expires. However, you can stay up to 180 days in Mexico. Initially, you will pay for 30 days, but you can extend your stay once you arrive in Mexico. You are allowed a single entry, and you can go only for tourism and business purposes. Illegal work will have you deported.
Paying online is much easier and will help you get your mind off this issue. iVisa will help Australian throughout the entire process, and in case you have any questions, you can call their support service that is available 24 hours.