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Mission Mexico adjudicates almost two million applications in more than 20 different visa categories each year.

Most temporary visitors to the United States must apply for and obtain a nonimmigrant visa before beginning their journey.

The information in this website is designed to help you to understand the process and, if a visa interview is required, to come to the interview prepared.  Simply click on one of the links below or on the left side of the page to begin.


  • Due to a consular systems upgrade, consular operations at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all nine consulates throughout Mexico will be closed to the public on Friday, October 9.   

    Additionally, the Applicant Service Centers throughout Mexico will be closed from Friday, October 9, through Sunday, October 11.  

    Please reschedule your appointment at your convenience by visiting  

    For any emergency travel, please look at the instructions on requesting an emergency appointment here.  

    We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause


  • Starting  October 4, 2015 the Department of State will lower the processing fee from $17.00 USD to $16.00 USD for the Border Crossing Card (BCC) for Mexican citizens under age 15 whose parent or guardian has or is applying for a BCC.


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    Dear Customers,

    We ask that you arrive for your appointment at the Embassy no earlier than 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.  Applicants are allowed in at the time of their appointment ONLY.  In addition, we ask that you do not bring family members who do not have an appointment.  Due to space constraints, there is limited space to wait in front of the Embassy and you are not permitted to block public sidewalks, streets, and throughways. 

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Global Entry

  • It is possible to use the Global Entry Program with visas other than your tourist visa, for example a TN or L visa. To do so, you must visit a Global Entry enrollment center to have your new visa associated with your Global Entry profile. The same is true if your original visa enrolled with Global Entry expires or is  changed for any reason. If you do not use the correct visa for your purpose of travel, you will have immigration problems, which could include having your Global Entry membership cancelled. For example, if you enter on Global Entry with your B1/B2 visa for TN work, but did not register or do not have a valid TN visa. For further questions on which visas can and cannot be used with global entry, please see the following address: