U.S. visa for Mexican citizens

A visa is REQUIRED for Mexican passport holders visiting United States for tourism and business purposes. See detailed requirements below:

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Mexican citizens to enter United States for a short-term tourism purpose. Visa required N/A
Evisa United States e-visa for Mexican citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival United States visa on arrival for Mexican citizens Not Available

United States tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Mexican passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in United States.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from United States.

If you are looking for United States visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Mexico, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of United States nearest your place of residence.

  • Mexico City: The Embassy of United States in Mexico City, Mexico (Working hours: Close now)
  • Monterrey: The Consulate General of United States in Monterrey, Mexico (Working hours: Close now)
  • Merida: The Consulate General of United States in Merida, Mexico (Working hours: Close now)
  • Matamoros: The Consulate General of United States in Matamoros, Mexico (Working hours: Close now)
  • Hermosillo: The Consulate General of United States in Hermosillo, Mexico (Working hours: Close now)
  • Guadalajara: The Consulate General of United States in Guadalajara, Mexico (Working hours: Close now)
  • Ciudad Juarez: The Consulate General of United States in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (Working hours: Close now)
  • Sonora: The Consulate General of United States in Sonora, Mexico (Working hours: Close now)
  • Nuevo Laredo: The Consulate General of United States in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico (Working hours: Close now)
  • Tijuana: The Consulate General of United States in Tijuana, Mexico (Working hours: Close now)

United States visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest United States diplomatic mission offices to Mexico for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Mexico traveling to United States from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Mexico) estimated Change (%)
2008 18,700,388 N/A
2009 18,700,388 0.00%
2010 19,078,173 2.02%
2011 19,078,173 0.00%
2012 19,078,173 0.00%
2013 19,833,745 3.96%
2014 18,889,281 -4.76%
2015 19,175,345 1.51%
2016 18,420,891 -3.93%
2017 18,101,904 -1.73%
2018 19,188,018 6.00%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

United States & Mexico comparison

United States's area is approximately 9,147,420 km2 (3,531,837 sq mi), while the area of Mexico is approximately 1,943,950 km2 (750,562 sq mi). This means Mexico is 4.71 times smaller than United States.

As of December 2021, United States's population is ~512.9 million people - 256,677,480 more people than the population of Mexico.

We have highlighted United States & Mexico’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

United States Mexico Difference
Population (est 2021) 512,918,080 256,240,600 256.7 million more people live in United States than Mexico
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 273 157 United States has 116 more diplomatic representations abroad compared with Mexico.
Travel freedom (2021) 134 114 United States passport holders can visit 20 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 1147 212 U.S. hosts 935 more foreign missions than Mexico.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Mexico travel to United States in one year?

The number of visitors from Mexico visiting United States in 2018 was approximately 19,188,018.

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