Qualifying for Visa to Mexico – Part 2

July 20, 2013


General Requirements: (The following is for information purposes only. The Consular Officers reserve the right to request/ask for any other source of documentation or information that may be considered necessary during the interview process without previous notification)
1. Completed and signed visa application form
2. Must apply in person and must be able to communicate in English or Spanish fluently.
3. Valid identificationusing a passport. Must be valid for at least an additional 6 months from the day it is presented. (Copies must be of all pages which contain personal information, passport number, your signature).
4. One Passport-regulation photograph, taken from the front, without eye glasses, with a white background.
5. If applicant is not a US citizen, provide proof of legal status in the US.
6. Provide evidence of the following (subject to the consul’s approval).
  • Proof of financial stability via account statements from investments, savings or checking accounts from the preceding 12 months, showing an average monthly balance in exceed of $128,000.00 USD, or




  • text-align:justify;”>If receiving a pension, provide evidence that you have received it for the last six months via pay stubs and it must be in exceed of $2500.00 USD, or




  • text-align:justify;”>Original Deed showing ownership of real estate properties in Mexico valued at more than $200,000.00 USD




  • text-align:justify;”>Must show original or certified copies of documents accompanied by a photocopy of each

7:30 am to 12:30 pm
Monday to Friday
No appointment is necessary.
Visa processing may take between up to 10 business days. You may be required to come in person multiple times during the process.
$36.00 USD
(We accept cash, ATM cards, visa, MasterCard or discover)
Be aware that final admission into Mexico must be approved by sanitary and migratory authorities at the port of entry and that the issuance of a visa by a Mexican Consulate or the Consular section of a Mexican Embassy does not guarantee you will be admitted into the Country. Migratory and sanitary officials have the right to verify your compliance with all legal requirements.
Do you still have questions? Send an email to:
visasdallas @sre.gob.mx "
  • xIslander

    Is this per person or per couple?

    eg–would you have to show retirement income of $5000 as a couple?

  • Jack’s Mom

    Sid, thank you for this comprehensive explanation of the new laws and/or regs. They are discouraging to say the least! We’re an unmarried couple. I think together we can just about scrape up the $5000/mo, but it wouldn’t be 50-50; more like 65/35. I assume that for a married couple that would be acceptable, but what about unmarried? I will send you an email but hoping for responses here that everyone can read.

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