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Mexico Electronic Pre-Registration System for Colombians: Apply with iVisa!
Last updated: February 2023
Each year, Mexico receives thousands of Colombian visitors. Whether it is for business, studies, or tourism, if you're a Colombian passport holder, some extra rules apply for you to enter Mexico.
In April 2022, the immigration authorities of Mexico announced that all Colombian travelers arriving in the country by air travel are required to complete the online Mexico Pre-Registration Form before departure. The good news is that you can complete the form 100% online, through iVisa.
You will find below all the information you need about the Mexico Electronic Pre-Registration System and how to apply fast and easily with iVisa.
What is the Mexico Electronic Pre-Registration System for Colombians?
Before arriving in Mexico by air, Colombian nationals can declare their purpose of travel and provide their personal information with this electronic travel authorization called Mexico Pre-Registration Form, also known as the Forma Migratoria Múltiple (FMM). The purpose of this immigration form is to create a quicker and more efficient customs experience for Colombians.
You'll be denied entry to Mexico if you do not have the pre-registration so make sure to show it upon arrival.
Please note that Mexico Pre-Registration Form is not a visa. Citizens of Colombia do not need a Mexican visa to travel to the country for tourism purposes. However, if you want to live, study or work in Mexico, please apply for the appropriate visa at the nearest Mexican consulate or embassy.
You can fill out the Mexico Pre-Registration Form 100% online with iVisa! 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.
Who must complete the online pre-registration system to visit Mexico?
As mentioned, all Colombian passport holders must fill out an online pre-registration form to visit Mexico by air. This also applies to temporary and permanent residents of Mexico, as well as students, business travelers, and tourists.
Other foreign nationals can check the visa and pre-entry requirements through our handy Visa Checker tool.
How long can I stay in the country after pre-registration?
The pre-registration document for Colombians is valid for a Single Entry. Every time you come back to Colombia, you must fill out the form again. Colombians can stay in Mexico for up to 180 days Per Entry or as long as their valid visa or residency permit allows if they have one.
What are the requirements for completing the application form?
To complete the form online through iVisa you need the following info and documents:
- Valid passport with an expiry date of at least 6 months after you arrive in Mexico.
- Return ticket.
- Proof of accommodation. This could be your hotel reservation or information about a different place you are going to stay in, like a house of a family member. In that case, an invitation letter from your host could help.
- Travel itinerary. Make sure to detail why you’re traveling to Mexico and the activities you will do there.
If you have these documents, apply here!
How to complete the online pre-registration form before visiting Mexico?
With iVisa, it will only take a few minutes to complete the Mexico Pre-Registration Form online. Simply follow the below steps:
Step 1: Go to the online application form on iVisa and fill out the requested info, such as your personal details, passport number, and more. Then, select a preferred processing time based on your budget and needs.
Step 2: Double-check if all info is correctly filled out, and pay the processing fee with a debit or credit card.
Step 3: After payment, you can upload supporting documents, such as a return airline ticket and proof of accommodation (see the above section for all requirements). Submit your application.
Once we have received your application, our experts will review your info and process the form accordingly. Once approved, you'll receive a confirmation email with a QR code. Print the confirmation and QR code to show to immigration officials upon arrival in Mexico.
Do I need to fill out the pre-registration form if I'm transiting through Mexico?
If you're not leaving the transit area of the airport in Mexico, you do not need to fill out the pre-registration form for Mexico. However, if you're planning on leaving the airport for an overnight stay, for example, you need the pre-registration form to enter the country.
Benefits of getting your Mexico Electronic Pre-Registration Form 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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What are the costs and processing times for the Mexico Pre-Registration Form?
There are three options to choose from, depending on your budget and travel needs:
- Standard: Choose this option if you have booked your trip far in advance and have some time to receive it before you go. You can receive the approved form in 24 hours, which costs USD $24.49.
- Rush: If you need your pre-registration faster than usual, choose this option for an additional fee. You can receive the approved form in 4 hours, which costs USD $44.99.
- Super Rush: If you need this form urgently, choose this option for an express fee. You can receive the approved form in 30 minutes, which costs USD $72.99.
Do minors have to complete the Mexico Pre-Registration Form?
Yes, all Colombian travelers, including minors, must pre-register before visiting Mexico.
Parents or legal guardians are responsible for filling out the form on behalf of their children. You can add family members and children to your application by clicking on “Add another person” during the application process on iVisa.
COVID-19 requirements and regulations in Mexico
Mexico is open to travelers from Colombia. To enter, you do not need to show a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination. However, there might be a health screening upon arrival.
I have another question about traveling to Mexico. Can I contact you?
Our expert customer service team is available 24/7 by online chat or email at [email protected]. They'll be happy to assist you in the application process or answer your questions about the Mexican pre-registration form or other travel documents.
Required Documents to Apply
- Return ticket
- Travel itinerary
- Proof of accommodation
- Passport page
The Mexico Electronic Pre-Registration is a form provided by the government of Mexico that needs to be completed by any Colombian wishing to enter the country.
The Mexico Electronic Pre-Registration is valid during your entry to the country.
The Mexico Electronic Pre-Registration does not replace a visa.
You can apply online for this travel document with iVisa. We do all the paperwork for you, and our team will review your application to be 100% government-compliant, so you can avoid rejections.
Children need to fill out the Mexico Electronic Pre-Registration as well.
To apply, your passport needs to be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival in Mexico.
We advise you to apply for the Mexico Electronic Pre-Registration one day ahead to avoid any delays.
You don’t need this travel document if you’re transiting through Mexico or if you’re not going to stay in the country.
There are no COVID-19 requirements to enter Mexico.
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How long does it take to apply for a Mexico Electronic Pre-Registration?
It will only take around 10 minutes to fill out our simplified form online.
What do I need to apply for the Mexico Electronic Pre-Registration?
We require the following documents to submit your application:
Passport valid for at least six months from the date of arrival in Mexico.
Proof of Accommodation. It can be from your hotel or the house you are going to stay at.
Travel Itinerary. Make sure to detail the reason you’re traveling to Mexico and the activities you will do there.
Can I get the Mexico Electronic Pre-Registration for free?
Yes, you can. There is no government fee that you will need to pay.
We charge a small fee but remember that by applying beforehand with iVisa, you can avoid any delays or errors, including saving time at immigration. Our team of experts will also review your application to minimize the likelihood of errors to guarantee you a smooth entry to Mexico.
Do children also need to obtain a Mexico Electronic Pre-Registration?
Yes, children need to obtain this travel document to visit Mexico.
How long is the Mexico Electronic Pre-Registration valid?
The Mexico Electronic Pre-Registration is valid during your entry to the country.
Do I need a Mexico Electronic Pre-Registration to transit through the country?
Are there any COVID-19 requirements to enter Mexico?
Who can I talk to if I have more questions?
Please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service agents if you have further questions, they’re available for you 24/7.
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