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Old 02-13-2008, 11:08 PM
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Default Mexico Travel Visa needed for indian passports??

Does anyone have experience travelling to Mexico..more specifically to Mexicali on EAD/AP. I have an Indian passport - do i need a visa to enter mexicali a bordertown about 20km inside Mexico?

I dont have enough time to get a FM3 business visa ...some of my friends were telling me that if i dont travel more than 100 kms into mexico i dont need a visa...can someone please confirm..provide guidance.

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Old 02-13-2008, 11:26 PM
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It seems that will need a visa to enter Mexico if you are a citizen of India. I found this website that might be useful. I would still recommend contacting the Mexico embassy/consulate nearest to you (see the list of consulates/embassies in that page) to check how long it takes to process a tourist visa and where you can get it if you really need one.

http://portal.sre.gob.mx/usa/index.p...=page&SubMenu=
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FYI - i got FM3 Mexico visa in 1 day from the Mexican embassy in Atlanta
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According to this web site you do not need a visa if you are a US resident, as long as you visit as a tourist for 180 days (or less). Check it out.

http://www.delta.com/planning_reserv...t_information/



Passport required.

Visa not required for a touristic stay of max. 180 days,
provided holding:
- proof of residence; and
- Tourist Card/FMT form issued (free of charge) by airlines,
travel agencies or on arrival.

Immigration officers will decide on max. period of stay.

Minors under 14 years of age, travelling alone, should be met
by an adult.

Visitor must hold:
- ticket and documents required for onward/return journey; and
- sufficient funds.

Non-compliance with entry regulations will result in fines for
carrier varying from USD 850.- to a maximum of USD 1800.-, and
deportation of passenger to country of origin at carrier's
expense.




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FYI - i got FM3 Mexico visa in 1 day from the Mexican embassy in Atlanta

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Old 03-03-2008, 07:17 PM
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According to this web site you do not need a visa if you are a US resident, as long as you visit as a tourist for 180 days (or less). Check it out.

http://www.delta.com/planning_reserv...t_information/



Passport required.

Visa not required for a touristic stay of max. 180 days,
provided holding:
- proof of residence; and
- Tourist Card/FMT form issued (free of charge) by airlines,
travel agencies or on arrival.

Immigration officers will decide on max. period of stay.

Minors under 14 years of age, travelling alone, should be met
by an adult.

Visitor must hold:
- ticket and documents required for onward/return journey; and
- sufficient funds.

Non-compliance with entry regulations will result in fines for
carrier varying from USD 850.- to a maximum of USD 1800.-, and
deportation of passenger to country of origin at carrier's
expense.

That is only for green card holders. If you are an Indian citizen without green card - you need a visa. I have been to Mexico about three times - every time I had to get a visa. Before 9/11 it used to be very cool - at least in Seattle.
After that things got messy - last couple of times I had to wait about 4 - 5 weeks for the visa in Wash DC consulate.
I have heard things have improved in last one year.
BTW, none of them were to the border towns - I do not really know about the special visas for the border towns.
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I just visited Mexico (Cancun, Chichen Itza) this January and I had to apply for a Mexican Visa. I returned to the US using EAD/AP.
Mexican Consulate in Orlando rejected my Visa application stating that I don't have a valid visa even though I told them I have AP. Then I went to the Mexican Consulate in Miami and they issued the visa without a problem.
hope this helps.
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Default Mexico Business Visa

I might want to travel Mexico Next week on Business Trip for week time.
Can I know how much time it takes to get Mexico Visa? Any one has any expierence from Boston Consulate? I am on EAD/AP & H1B (No stamping).
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Default You don't need a visa

According to the second paragraph under the "Visa" section of this page:

Consulado de México en Filadelfia

you don't need a visa as long as you are going into Mexico from a US port.

I was in Mexico few months ago and did not require a Mexican Visa, however, I had a valid H1B stamped on my passport which they checked and stamped my passport for an 180 days stay.

I would call and check the local embassy.
Consulado de México en Boston (The visa section is not clear on this website)

I hope that helps.
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Thanks. Any one else has any experience? No VISA required with EAD/AP will be great.
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Just back from Mexico Consulate, Visa required with Advance Parole. Simple process..Apply & get on next day. Fee $36
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