Iraqi citizens who plan a trip to Mexico for tourism purposes are required to get a tourist visa from the nearest Mexican embassy. However, you will also need a Mexico Tourist Card (Forma Migratoria Multiple), which can be applied for online. If you decide to use the services rendered by iVisa, the card can be in your e-mail inbox in as little as some minutes.
If you want to know how to properly apply for the FMM, keep reading this article.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I'm from Iraq, do I need a visa to enter Mexico?
Yes, Iraqi citizens do need a visa to enter Mexico, but you also need a Mexican Tourist Card or FMM, which you can easily obtain through an online company like iVisa.
What is a Mexican FMM or Tourist Card?
This is an special document that gives you part of the legal authorization to enter Mexico for a certain period of time. It works similar to a visa, but with a much simpler way to apply online.
Keep in mind that this document does not allow you to enter Mexico, you also need a consular visa. But with this document, you won't have to do a long line at the airport or waste more time in vain.
How long can Iraqi citizens stay in Mexico with a Tourist Card?
The Mexican Tourist Card or FMM, allows Iraqi Citizens to stay in the country for 180 days Total.
What are the requirements for the Mexican FMM?
Fortunately, you do not have to struggle with putting together everything necessary for the online application process because the list of requirements is short. Plus, all the items on it are easy to acquire. Here is what you will need:
- Passport – you cannot apply for a Mexico tourist card without having a valid passport. And also, according to Mexico’s visa policy, the travel document has to remain valid for at least another 6 months from your arrival.
- Airplane ticket – you only need to meet this important document if you make the trip by air. iVisa is interested mostly in the flight number. If you travel by car, you do not need another document that attests your arrival.
- E-mail address – when you complete the process online for your tourist card, you will receive the document via e-mail in PDF format. It would be best if you printed it out before you leave. Also, just in case you lose your FMM card, or it gets stolen, we recommend that you write down the document’s number.
- Means of payment – when you do this process online, you need to be able to make the payment online as well. iVisa accepts credit or debit cards, but you can also use PayPal, Alipay, or WeChat.
What are the total fees and also the processing times?
The total amount you will spend on your Mexico tourist card depends on your means of travel and also the processing timeframe you select for your application. As to the latter, iVisa gives you three options so that you can choose the one that is most convenient for you. They are as follows:
Standard processing – Many people select this option because it is the least expensive of the three. You receive your Mexico tourist card in 24 hours, and you just have to pay USD 20.00.
Rush processing – this is the second option that allows you to have your visa in 4 hours. Obviously, this option is more expensive. You must pay USD 40.00.
Super Rush processing – this time, your application is processed within just 30 minutes, but you will be charged USD 60.00.
Also remember that when you travel by car, the cost of your Mexico tourist card will be an additional $29. This means that you will be charged $49, $69, and $89 respectively for each processing time.
How much time do I need to apply?
You just need 10 minutes or even less to complete your application form.
How is the application form?
After you put together everything necessary, you are free to fill in the application form. However, the whole job should not take more than 20 minutes of your time. Not to mention that iVisa’s customer support is available 24/7 and free of charge if you need some help.
The form you have to complete consists of three steps:
The first one focuses on personal information, processing time, and means of travel. That is the moment when you have to provide them all.
The second step wants you to handle the payment and review your form.
In the third step you're required to upload a few necessary documents. When you are finished, submit your form, and iVisa will take care of the rest.
As you can see, the online process of getting a Mexico tourist card for Iraqi citizens is close to effortless. The document is valid for 180 days since arrival, it grants a single entry, and it covers a stay of no more than 180 days in Mexico.
What should I do as soon as I complete my application form?
Once you finish the process, you'll receive the e-Visa via e-mail according to the processing time you preferred before. It's quite easy to see that you don't have to deal with any Mexican embassy to proceed with it. We do it for you in the best way possible.
How many entries does the Mexican FMM allow me to have?
As we said before, if you're an Iraqi citizen, you'll get an FMM with a Single Entry, so this means you can enter just one time.
How will I know when I'm ready to use it?
We will inform you through and e-mail. Just consider to give us a valid e-mail adress, this way you'll know when you're ready to use your FMM. We will send it to you as soon as the Government approves it.
What if I travel by car and not by air ?
Then 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 if they're from Iraqi?
Do you want to travel with friends or family? Then you can apply for them. Just don't forget thatt in order to proceed with their tourist cards, you have to keep on hand all of their required documents. And also remember that they must apply for a consular visa too.
If you're are applying for just one friend or one family member, you can do it here by filling in their personal date.
If you just one to add one person, then you can do it by selecting ‘Add new applicant’ in the application form.
Where can I read more information about Mexican FMM?
Do you still have some doubts in mind? that's completely fine for us. In that case, we offer you these two options:
Contact our customer center here to receive a personalized attention.
Or simply enter the Mexico FMM page to read other FAQs that could be useful for you.
Getting a Mexican FMM for the citizens of Kenya is basically something super easy. iVisa does the hard work by handling the bureaucracy, so take advantage of it and start planning your journey today!