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The Nonimmigrant Visa Unit is responsible for providing visa services to Mexicans and citizens from other countries who are in Mexico. Please use the links on the left to find further information on our services.

Visa Appointments from other states

Applicants may apply at any consulate within Mexico or the embassy in Mexico City.  We recommend scheduling your appointment well in advance of your travel plans, keeping in mind appointment wait times.  The visa section is closed on holidays and demand is higher during the months preceding Christmas, Easter and the summer travel season.

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Ciudad Juarez | GuadalajaraHermosillo | Matamoros | Merida | Mexico DF | Monterrey | Nogales | Nuevo Laredo | Tijuana

Visa Application Form DS-160

The visa application form DS-160 is required for all nonimmigrant visa applicants.  The interactive online DS-160 simplifies the visa application process.  The U.S. State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs developed the web-based DS-160 application to improve the likelihood of accurately collecting required information the first time, thereby saving applicants a return-trip to the Consulate because of incomplete or inaccurate information they entered on the previous nonimmigrant visa application form.

Our Visa Application Steps will walk you through the entire visa application process, including the use of the DS-160 application form.

Visa Pickup

Successful applicants must pick up their visas within one month of delivery to the DHL location chosen on the original application. After one month, packages will be returned to the Applicant Service Center.  

Public Announcement

  • ATTENTION: U.S. Embassies and Consulates are currently experiencing technical difficulties that may result in delays in visa processing and receiving and sending communications. If you sent an email to a U.S. Embassy or Consulate email address between 8pm Friday, Nov 14th and 8am Tuesday, Nov 18th, we did not receive your message. If you do not receive a response within 72 hours, please resend your email.

    Additionally, applicants who have interviews for student and exchange visitors (F/M/J) visas scheduled for this week should bring proof of payment of the SEVIS fee.

    U.S. citizens may also experience delays in sending and receiving emails. U.S. citizens requiring emergency assistance should contact the Embassy at 55-5080-2000 (dialing from within Mexico City, or 011-52-555-080-2000 dialing from the United States), state your emergency to the operator, and ask for American Citizen Services Unit. If you sent an email to a U.S. Embassy or Consulate email address between 8pm on Friday, Nov 14th and 8am Tuesday, Nov 18th, we may not have received your message. Please resend your email.

    E Visa applicants who submitted electronic copies of their application packages after 8pm Friday, Nov 14th should resubmit the packages in hard copy directly to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you intend to apply. Electronic submissions of E visa packages is currently experiencing technical difficulties, and we may not receive your application.

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