Learn More: Electronic Authorization
Content updated, June 2023
Travel to Mexico with the Electronic Authorization! Apply with iVisa now!
If you plan to travel to Mexico to discover this big, colorful, vibrant country, full of culture, history, amazing cuisine, landscapes, and friendly people, today is the time.
This incredible destination is closer than ever since you can currently apply online with iVisa to get your Mexico Electronic Authorization.
At iVisa, we created a simplified form by making it shorter, faster, and very easy to answer, so you can apply from home without any inconvenience.
We do all the hard work for you! Don’t be afraid of rejections because our iVisa team reviews your application to ensure it is error-free, so you can have an application that perfectly meets the government standards.
You will find below all the information you need about this Electronic Authorization and how to apply fast and easily with iVisa.
What is the Mexico Electronic Authorization?
The Mexico Electronic Travel Authorization is a travel permit required for travelers of certain nationalities arriving in Mexico only by air. It is also sometimes known as an SAE, which refers to Mexico's Electronic Travel Authorization System. If your Travel Authorization is approved, you will not be required to obtain a Mexican Visa.
This travel document allows you to stay for a maximum of 180 days in Mexico every time you visit the country.
Remember that this is a single-entry authorization, so you cannot leave or visit other countries during your stay in Mexico.
Who needs to apply for the Mexico Electronic Travel Authorization?
Only citizens of Turkey, Ukraine, or Russia need to apply for the Mexico Electronic Travel Authorization. Apply now!
Who doesn’t need to apply for the Mexico Electronic Authorization?
You don’t need to apply for the Mexico Electronic Authorization or a visa if you fit the following requirements:
If you hold a valid visa or permanent residence permit to Canada, USA, Japan, UK, or any Schengen Country.
If you have permanent residence in Colombia, Chile, or Peru or have a Card APEC Business Traveller (ABTC).
When should I apply for the Mexico Electronic Authorization?
The standard processing time to get the Mexico Electronic Authorization at iVisa is 24 hours. That is why we advise you to apply 3 days in advance to avoid any delays.
How can I apply for the Mexico Electronic Authorization online?
To obtain the Mexico Electronic Authorization online with iVisa you just need to follow these few simple steps below:
Step 1. You have to complete the application form with your details, dropped the required documents, and travel information. Review your application information.
Step 2. Once you submit your information and pay for our service fee, we will review your application to be 100% government-compliant.
Step 3 Receive your Mexico Electronic Authorization, and get ready for your trip!
We will contact you if we need any more information about your application.
Once the Mexico Electronic Authorization is approved, you will receive it via email. You should keep an electronic and printed copy of the visa to show on arrival to Mexico.
Benefits of getting your Mexico Electronic Authorization with iVisa
Application 100% Government Compliant: Our iVisa team will review each one of the answers you give on the form and adjust them to be 100% compliant with the government requirements.
Simplified Form: While on the Embassy website, you will have to answer confusing and tedious questions, at iVisa, you will only have to answer a simplified form with clear questions. It will be like filling out a short survey.
Fill out the form at your own pace: With the iVisa platform, you can fill out the form at your own pace, make changes whenever you want, and save your progress, so you do not have to start from scratch, unlike the embassy website which cuts you off from their website every time you take a break.
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Where can I learn more?
In case you have any questions about the Mexico Electronic Authorization or any other travel document, you can reach out to our outstanding customer support team online or by email: [email protected]. They are available 24/7 to assist you in case you run into any difficulties.
Visit the FAQs below to solve any other questions you may have about this type of travel document.
Required Documents to Apply
The Mexico Electronic Travel Authorization or SAE is a single-entry travel permit required for travelers of certain nationalities to enter the country.
The Authorization allows you to stay for a maximum of 180 days per entry.
The Mexico Electronic Authorization is only available for citizens from Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine.
If you have a valid visa or permanent residence to Canada, USA, Japan, UK, or any Schengen Country you don’t need an SAE or visa to enter Mexico.
If you have permanent residence in Colombia, Chile, or Peru or have a Card APEC Business Traveller (ABTC), you will also not need an SAE or visa to visit this country.
There is no government fee to apply for the Mexico Electronic Authorization.
We recommend you apply with iVisa to get this document easily and fast from the comfort of your home. We also review your application to make sure it is 100% government-compliant.
To apply for a Mexico Travel Authorization, you will need a valid passport. This document needs to be valid for at least 6 months.
You should arrive in Mexico by plane to use this document.
Make sure to bring your SAE printed and in any electronic device, like your smartphone, to avoid any delays at the airport.
There are no COVID testing or quarantine requirements for travelers to Mexico.
iVisa is a legitimate company, accredited and recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). For more information, see the FAQs below.
My application for the Mexico ETA couldn’t be completed due to an error. What now?
What happens if my application is denied?
iVisa makes sure to check every single document and piece of info submitted during the digital application to avoid rejections. Still, if the Mexican government denies your application, you will get a refund of the iVisa processing fee for every rejected applicant. Remember that we can’t refund government fees.
You can always apply again, and iVisa will be ready to assist.
What happens if I lose my Mexico Electronic Authorization?
If I have obtained the electronic authorization, does that mean I can enter Mexico?
How do processing times work?
Where can I read more?
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