Mexico Retracts Electronic Visa for Brazilian Nationals

Mexico Retracts Electronic Visa For Brazilian Nationals

Mexican authorities Issues New Visa Requirement for Brazilian Nationals Traveling to Mexico
Aug 18, 2022
Mexico has various visa types for foreign nationals who wish to travel to Mexico for both Tourism and/or Business. Depending on the nationality of the applicant, they may be eligible for the electronic visa.

The online Mexico visa is called an Electronic Travel Authorization (Sistema de Autorización Electrónica, SAE), is valid for one entry and allows the traveller a maximum stay of 180 days in Mexico. Only travellers who intend to travel to Mexico by air are eligible to apply for this visa.  

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For Brazilian nationals, however, this visa type is no longer applicable. Mexican authorities announced on the 3rd of August 2022 that from 18 August 2022, Brazilian nationals may not enter Mexico without a Permit to perform remunerated activities (tourism/business). This means that before travelling to Mexico, Brazilian nationals must process a visa at the Mexican Consulate in their country of residence. The procedure for this usually includes:  

- Choose a date and time for your appointment via MEXITEL. You can select the language of MEXITEL in the upper right corner of the website

- On the day of the appointment, you will be required to appear before the Mexican Embassy with your passport, visa application form and supporting documents for a consular interview. There is no visa processing done online or through the post.

NOTE: The original passport, application, photograph and all supporting documents will have to be brought to the embassy on the appointment day.

- On the day of the appointment:

  • The documents will be reviewed 
  • The biometric data (photograph and fingerprints) will be taken a consular interview will be undertaken

- If the documents are complete and the consular interview is successful, the visa will be issued.

There are other visa types that Brazilian nationals can apply for if they wish to work and live in Mexico. If you require more information or need any assistance, Centuro Global can apply for the visa on your behalf and assist you in your application. Please do not hesitate to contact us

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