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Legal Update: Mexican Visa Requirement for Venezuelan Nationals Entering Mexico as Visitors

Printable version | January 2022

On January 6, 2022, the Agreement was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation, which determines the obligation to obtain a Mexican visa before entering Mexico for Venezuelan nationals.

As of January 21, 2022, all Venezuelans who want to enter the national territory as visitors must request a consular visa that will allow them to enter Mexico for up to 180 days at the Mexican consulate closest to their residence. However, if a Venezuelan national is the holder of any of the documents or visas listed below, they will not need to apply for the Mexican visa:

  • Valid and current visa granted by any of the governments of Canada, the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, or any country that is part of the Schengen area.
  • Document proving permanent residence in the United States, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, and Northern Ireland, or any country that is part of the Schengen area, as well as a permanent residence in Colombia, Chile, or Peru (countries that are part of the Pacific Alliance.)

If you require additional information, please contact the responsible partner for your affairs or one of the lawyers mentioned below:

Mexico City Office

Lic. Alejandro Luna A. (Partner),

Lic. María Elena Abraham G. (Counsel),

Tel: +52 55 5279-5400

Monterrey Office

Lic. Heriberto Garza C. (Partner),

Tel: +52 81 8133-6000

Queretaro Office

Lic. José Ramón Ayala A. (Partner)

Tel: +52 442 290-0290