Same as many other nationalities, the citizens of Qatar cannot travel to Mexico without obtaining a visa in advance. You will also need to buy a Mexico tourist card, otherwise known as a Forma Migratoria Multiple.
You can apply for the latter on the plane on your way to Mexico, or you can get it on arrival. However, there is a better way to obtain it. With the services provided by iVisa, you can acquire the FMM card online before departure in only 30 minutes.
We will show you how to apply for the FMM in this post, so you'll be prepared to follow the next step, which is only to apply for your visa in the Mexican Embassy.
Frequently Asked Questions // FAQs
I'm from Qatar, do I need a visa to travel to Mexico?
Yes, you must get a visa to travel to Mexico. At the same time, you also have to get a Forma Migratoria Múltiple, which can be obtained with iVisa's services.
Please, remember that you need both documents to enter Mexico. If you don't have them, you couldn't pass the migration point. We firmly recommend you to get your FMM first as soon as possible and apply for your consular visa after.
What is a Mexican FMM for Qatar?
A Mexico Tourist Card or FMM ("Forma Migratoria Múltiple"), is an authorization required for some foreigners who want to enter Mexico.
What are the requirements to get the Mexican Tourist Card?
The first thing you have to do when you decide to apply online for a Mexico tourist card is to make sure that you can come up with everything you need for the application process. Here is what you must have at your disposal:
- Valid Passport – to obtain a Mexico tourist card, you need to have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months from your arrival date in Mexico.
- Airline ticket – This is an important item to consider. Keep in mind that you must fulfill this requirement only if you travel by air.
- E-mail address – Once you fill in an online application process, you receive your FMM via e-mail in PDF format. Don't forget to print out at least one physical copy before departure. At the same time, we recommend that you write down the number of your tourist card in case it gets lost or stolen.
- Payment Methods – iVisa allows multiple payment options. You can either use a credit or a debit card, but you can also pay using PayPal.
How long can I stay in Mexico with my Tourist Card?
You can stay in Mexico for 180 days Total.
Can I enter Mexico with just an FMM and not a visa?
If you're from Morocco you cannot enter Mexico with just an FMM, you still need a visa, which can be acquired in an Embassy.
You need both documents to travel to Mexico, and in order to simplify the whole process, iVisa gives you the opportunity to receive the FMM online so you won't have to wait at the airport once you arrive there.
What are the processing times and fees for the Tourist Card?
The total price you have for your Mexico tourist card is based on a few choices you have to make. You must choose a processing time for your online application and a means of travel. When it comes to processing, iVisa offers you the following options:
- Standard processing time – most people go for this alternative because it is the least expensive. You only have to pay USD 20.00, and your application is processed within 24 hours.
- Rush processing time – for things to move faster, you can select this option, and your Mexico tourist card will arrive in 4 hours. The fee is USD 40.00.
- Super Rush processing time – It is the fastest option you can choose. It is also the most expensive. Your application is ready within just 30 minutes, and you will be charged USD 60.00.
If you travel to Mexico by car, you will be charged more. An additional of USD 29.00, to be more precise. Consequently, you will pay USD 49.00, USD 69.00 and USD 89.00 for each processing time option.
How much time do I need to apply for an FMM?
It will take you at least 20 minutes to complete the online form.
How can I apply?
Putting all the requirements together is not enough. You also have to fill in an application form. Usually, it takes applicants about 20 minutes to complete it, but if you have questions or concerns, iVisa’s customer support can be reached via online chat or phone 24/7. The service is entirely free of charge.
As you will notice, the form is broken down into three steps:
Step one requires you to provide your personal information. You also have to choose a processing time for your application and mention your means of travel so that the total price of your Mexico tourist card can be established.
When you get to the second step, you must handle the payment and you have to review your form so that it does not contain inaccurate information. Otherwise, your tourist card will be invalid, and you have to apply for a new one.
And finally, the third step comes with a set of instructions on how to provide iVisa with the necessary documents that support your application. When you are done with every single step, you can submit your request, and iVisa will take it from there.
What should I do once I finish the application for my FMM?
After you finish your process to obtain your Mexican FMM, you'll obtain the Mexican FMM via e-mail. But after that, remember to to apply for your consular visa in a Mexican Embassy, since the FMM is just one of the legal requirements to properly enter the country.
How many entries do I have with the FMM?
If you're a from Qatar, you can have your Tourist Card with a Single Entry.
How will I know when my Mexican Tourist Card is ready to use?
We will let you know this by e-mail. So as long as you make sure that you gave us a proper e-mail, you'll always get notified as fast as possible.
What do I have to do if I travel by car?
You must get a visa too, but you also have to apply for a Tourist Card by Land, and as we mentioned before, it has an extra cost.
How does the Mexican Tourist Card Look Like?
Where can I read more?
Don't worry if you still have doubts, we're ready to help! in iVisa you can obtain more information by contacting any of our agents via the customer center here to receive more personalized attention.
Or you can enter the Mexico FMM page to check other FAQs that could be very useful.
So if you're planning to know this beautiful and exotic country, don't lose the chance! Start planning your journey with iVisa.