Mexico’s visa policy is quite easy to understand. Presently, there are three countries (Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine) whose citizens have access to an Electronic Authorization System. It means that the citizens of those countries are no longer required to apply for a consular visa. However, most travelers who go to Mexico are from visa-exempt countries. There are 65 countries whose citizens can travel without a visa to Mexico. Even so, they still need to pay a tourism fee. The fee is called a Forma Migratoria Multiple, and it can be paid online using the services of iVisa.
To know how to properly apply for this e-Visa, we brought you this article so you can easily get informed.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I'm from the Bahamas, do I need a visa to enter Mexico?
You don't need a visa to enter Mexico, what you need is a Forma Migratoria Múltiple or FMA (Tourist Card).
How can I check if I'm eligible for the FMA?
There is a simple method of learning whether or not Bahamian 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 is a Mexican FMM or Tourist Card?
This is an authorization document that gives you the legal permission to enter Mexico for an amount of time. It works kind of similar to a traditional visa, but with a much simpler way to apply online.
How long can Bahamian citizens stay in Mexico with a Tourist Card?
The FMM, allows Bahamian Citizens to stay in Mexico for 180 days in Total.
What documents are required?
Bahamian can use iVisa to pay for the Mexican FMM, but you still need a few documents 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 Bahamian has all the documents needed, start filling in the application form, which you should be finished within just 10 to 15 minutes.
How long is the FMM valid for?
This document is valid for 180 days after arrival.
What are the processing times and costs for the FMM if I'm from the Bahamas?
A tourist card is really affordable, and the amount of money Bahamian needs to pay for it just depends on two factors: processing time and travel type (by air or by land). As for the former, iVisa comes with three choices:
Standard processing – most people prefer this option because it is the cheapest of the three. You receive your Mexico tourist card in 24 hours, and you have to pay for that USD 20.00.
Rush processing – this is a faster option than before, that allows you to have your tourist card in 4 hours. Obviously, this method is more expensive. You must pay USD 40.00.
Super Rush processing – with this option your application is processed within just 30 minutes, but you will have to pay USD 60.00.
The fees above apply if you travel by air. If you decide to travel by land simply add USD 29.00 to the bill.
How do I apply for a Mexico FMM with my Bahamian Passport?
We will give you a simple explanation of the application form so that you know what to expect when you access this page. But keep in mind that in case you need help or have any doubts about it, iVisa’s customer support can help you. The service is available 24/7 and free of charge.
There are three steps you need to consider first:
The first one will ask your personal information, and it is also the ideal moment to choose a processing time and mention your means of travel.
The second step is created to take care of the payment and carefully check the information in your application form.
With the third step you need to upload some other necessary documents. You can only submit your application once all these three steps are complete.
What should I do as soon as I finish the 3-step process?
As soon as you finish the entire application process, you'll receive the e-Visa via e-mail according to the processing time you selected. As you can see, you don't have to deal with any Mexican embassy to proceed with the online Tourist Card. We do it for you in the best way to process.
How many entries does the Mexican FMM allow to Bahamian Citizens?
If you're from the Bahamas, you'll receive an FMM with a Single Entry.
How will I know when I'm ready to use my Mexican FMM?
We will inform you by sending you an e-mail. As you can tell then, you have to give us a valid e-mail address. We will also inform you as soon as the Government approves the document.
What if I travel by car and not by air?
You still have to apply for a FMM, but not the typical one that is by air. You'll have to apply for a Tourist Card by Land, which has an extra cost of USD 29.00.
Can I apply for family or friends too?
It's natural that some people prefer to travel with a nice company, and if that's your case, then you can apply for them as long as they're from the Bahamas or any other visa-exempt country too. Just don't forget that to proceed properly their Mexican tourist cards, you have to keep on hand all of their requirements.
Don't forget that if you're are applying for just one friend or one family member, you can do it here by filling in their basic information.
If you're just adding one person, then you can do it by selecting ‘Add new applicant’ in the online form.
What if I travel with children?
You also have to apply for their Tourist Card separately.
Where can I read more information about the FMM?
We have two options for you in case you still have some doubts:
You can contact our customer center here to receive personalized attention.
Or you can also enter the Mexico FMM page to read more FAQs that could be useful for you.
Paying online is much easier and will help you get your mind off this issue. iVisa will assist Bahamian throughout the entire process, and in case you have any questions, you can call their support service that is available 24 hours.