As a Kenyan passport holder, you cannot travel to Mexico unless you apply for a visa at the nearest Mexican embassy. You also need to purchase a Mexico tourist card, also known as a Forma Migratoria Múltiple.
iVisa can easily help you with this process, so in order to give you the best information to know what are the requirements and more, we brought you this article.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
If I'm from Kenya, do I need a visa for Mexico?
Kenyan citizens require a Tourist Card or FMM, which is an authorization that allows visitors enter Mexico.
What is a Mexican FMM or Tourist Card?
This is a particular document that gives you the legal authority to enter Mexico for a certain amount of time. It works similar to a visa, but with a much simpler way to obtain it.
How many days can Kenyan stay in Mexico?
If you get the FMM or Tourist Card for Mexico, then you are allowed to remain in this country for 180 days in Total.
Which requirements do I need to follow in order to apply online for the FMM?
Before submitting an application for a Mexico Tourist Card, you need to check if you have all the necessary for the application process. Fortunately, the list is quite short, and the items on it are effortless to acquire. Here is what you need:
- Passport – you cannot apply for a Mexico tourist card unless you have a valid passport. Plus, 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 requirement 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 to your arrival.
- Email address – when you apply 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 apply 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.
To simplify you the list, here's what you should give more importance before applying:
Legal Guardian 1 Passport Page Scan (if applicable) Passport Personal Details Scan (if applicable) Selfie holding the physical credit card used for the transaction. Only the last 4 digits of the credit card must be visible in the picture. (if applicable)
Legal Guardian 1 Passport Page Scan (if applicable)
Passport Personal Details Scan (if applicable)
Selfie holding the physical credit card used for the transaction. Only the last 4 digits of the credit card must be visible in the picture. (if applicable)
Is it possible to obtain the Tourist Card for Mexico with iVisa?
Yes, you can obtain the FMM with our services! We always offer a professional service for all our customers. We've been doing it for more than 6 years from now, and still counting.
How much time does it takes to obtain the FMM and what are the fees?
The cost of a Mexico tourist card is determined by your means of travel to Mexico, as well as by the processing timeframe you select during the application process. As for the latter, you can choose from the following options:
Standard processing (24 hours): USD 20.00.
Rush processing (4 hours): USD 40.00.
Super Rush processing (30 minutes): USD 60.00.
Regarding the means of travel, you should know that when you travel by car, the cost of your Mexico tourist card will have an additional fee: $29. As a result, you will be charged $49, $69, and $89 respectively for each processing time.
How can I submit my online application for the FMM?
We will give you a short description of the application form so that you know what to expect when you access the application page. But keep in mind that whenever you need help or have questions, iVisa’s customer support can help you at any time of the day.
There are three steps you need to go through:
The first one requires your personal information, in this part you have to choose a processing time.
The second step asks you to take care of the payment and carefully review the information in your form.
With the third step you need to upload a few necessary documents. You can only submit your application once all three steps are complete. We will take care of the rest.
The bottom line is that the process of getting a Mexico tourist card for Kenyan passport holders is incredibly convenient as you can see, so don't doubt about applying and start your application here.
Once I submit my application, what comes next?
Immediately after finishing your entire application process, you'll get the eVisa via email according to the processing time you selected before. It's quite easy to see that you don't have to deal with any Mexican embassy to proceed with the document since we do it for you.
Do I have a limit of entries to visit Mexico?
Kenyan citizens holding a Tourist Card can enter Mexico for Single Entry.
How will I know when I'm ready to use my FMM?
We always keep you updated about your application via email. So as long as you give us a valid email address, you'll realize with this method when you're ready to use your FMM. We will send it to you as soon as the Government approves it.
What would happen if I decide to enter Mexico by car?
Then you'll have to apply for a Tourist Card by Land, which has an additional cost of USD 29.00.
Is it possible to apply for my relatives?
As long as they are from Kenya or another country that has an FMM available, then you can apply for them. Just don't forget that, in order to proceed properly with their tourist cards, you have to keep on hand all of their required documents.
Also, remember that if you're are applying for just one friend or one family member, you can do it here by filling in their personal information. In case of just adding 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 questions to solve? , that's completely ok for us. In that case, we offer you two options:
1.Contact our customer center here to receive a personalized attention.
2.Enter the Mexico FMM page and read other FAQs that could be useful for you.
Getting a Mexican FMM for the citizens of Kenya is basically something super easy. We do the hard work by handling the bureaucracy, so take advantage of it and start planning your trip peacefully!