According to Mexico’s visa policy, people from Costa Rica can enter Mexico without a visa if they travel for tourism purposes. However, a Mexico Tourist Card is required. If you want you can apply for this Tourist Card when you are on the plane, or you can purchase it when you arrive in Mexico. But you also have the option to acquire it online before departure using the services rendered by iVisa.
If you want to know how to apply online for this document, then keep reading the information in this article.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I'm from Costa Rica, do I need a visa to travel to Mexico?
What is a Mexican Tourist Card?
A Mexican Tourist Card or FMM ("Forma Migratoria Múltiple") is an authorization that certain foreign citizens need to visit Mexico. Keep in mind that you can't use this document for paid work.
How long can I stay in Mexico with the FMM?
You can stay 180 days in Total. Remember that it can be used only for tourism purposes.
What are the requirements?
Before you start the online process, we recommend you to put together the information and the documents necessary for the whole operation. That ensures a smoother process. Here is what you will need:
Valid passport – you need to get a valid passport. Moreover, this travel document must continue to be validated for another 6 months from your arrival date in Mexico.
Flight ticket – if you plan to visit Mexico by plane, you will need this document and must provide the flight number.
Email – you receive your legal authorization via e-mail in PDF format; for that reason, you will require a valid email address.
Payment Alternatives – if you have a credit/debit card, or even PayPal, you will be able to pay your request.
How long is this eVisa valid for?
Your Tourist Card expires 180 days after arrival, and it offers you a Single Entry.
What are the processing times and prices?
The price you have to pay for your FMM will change according to how soon you want it. In this case, you can choose one of the following processes:
Standard processing time – this is an inexpensive process and your document will be done in 24 hours. The cost is USD 20.00.
Rush processing – using this alternative, you'll get your Tourist Card in 4 hours. The price is USD 40.00.
Super Rush processing – most people use this option when they need the official authorization as soon as possible because the document is done in 30 minutes; however, the amount is USD 60.00.
All prices mentioned above cover the service fee.
If you decide to travel by land, the fee vary. In that case, it would be USD 49.00, USD 69.00, USD 89.00.
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How long does it take to apply for a Mexico Tourist Card?
To complete the whole form, you will need 20 minutes.
How can I apply?
Once you have all of the above, you are ready to fill out the application form. You should not find this task difficult, but if you need assistance, iVisa’s customer support is available to answer all your questions 24/7.
When you fill in the form, you will go through three steps:
During the first one, you need to provide your personal information. You also have to select a processing time for your application and mention your means of travel.
During the second step, you must take care of the payment, but you have to review your form as well. The information you submit must be 100% accurate.
And finally, the third step is reserved for supporting documents. You will need to upload them. Once you are finished, submit it, and we'll manage the rest.
What you have to remember from all this is that the process of obtaining a Mexico Tourist Card will save you some time and energy because you won't need to take a trip to the Mexican Embassy.
When should I apply for the Mexico Tourist Card?
You must apply within 30 days of your arrival. Nevertheless, you can apply with us at any time, as we'll check your application for accuracy and queue your order until it's the appropriate time to process your request.
What can I do if I travel by land?
If you travel by land, you need to apply for a Tourist Card by Land and the cost of it is USD 29.00.
Can I have a passport of an Eligible Country and live in another country?
Yes, you can. However, travelers who want to apply for a Tourist Card online must apply with their passport from the eligible country.
How does the Mexican Tourist Card Look Like?
How many times can I enter Mexico with the FMM?
Your FMM allows you to have Single Entry.
Where can I find more information?
It's now or never! Apply here and start your new adventure with us.