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In order to apply for a visa you have to follow the steps listed below. Be sure to have all the necessary documents ready in order to facilitate the application process. Read and follow the steps below. If you would like to print or save this information you can download the STEP-BY-STEP Checklist (PDF format - 208 KB)

  • Step 1: Select the VISA TYPE
  • Step 2: Complete the DS-160 Online Application

    Step 2: Complete the DS-160 Online Application

    • Fill out the online DS-160 Nonimmigrant Visa Application Form and print the "Confirmation Page" with a barcode. 

      Note:  If your DS-160 does not provide complete and accurate information, the Embassy will not process the application.  You will be required to update or correct your DS-160 and return to the Embassy at a later time to finish the application process.

  • Step 3: Schedule Your Appointment(s) through the Appointment Center and pay the application fee

    Step 3: Schedule Your Appointment(s) through the Appointment Center and pay the application fee

    • When you schedule your appointment(s), you will also:

      1. Provide the confirmation number from your DS-160 application (from  Step 2)
      2. Make an initial determination on your eligibility for the Interview Waiver Program (IWP) and schedule your corresponding appointment(s) at the ASC and, if required, the Embassy
      3. Select the DHL Office where you would like your passport and visa delivered (if approved)
      4. Pay the application fee:
      • If you pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express), you can pay directly through the website or the Call Center and continue immediately to the appointment calendar.  No additional work or payment is required.
      •  If you prefer to pay in cash, the appointment website will produce a Bank Deposit Slip based upon the type of appointment for which you have registered; the deposit slip will indicate how much you must pay.  You must print this Bank Deposit Slip, log off the appointment site, proceed to a local Banamex or Scotiabank branch, present the Bank Deposit Slip, pay the requested amount, obtain an original bank receipt for the transaction, log back into the appointment site, and enter the bank receipt confirmation number into the requested field.  After you have provided the confirmation number, you may proceed to the appointment calendar.
      Visa CategoryFee
      Tourist and other non-petition-based visas US$160.00
      Tourist visa for Mexican minors (under age 15) US$15.00
      Petition-based visas (H, L, O, P, Q and R visas) US$190.00
      Treaty Trader / Investor (E visa) US$270.00

       

      There are two methods to schedule your appointment(s); you can use the internet appointment system or call to speak to an operator.  There is no fee for either service.

      Internet

      Go to http://mexico.usvisa-info.com  and follow the directions for making an appointment.

      Phone

      Call any of the numbers below and a representative will direct you through the appointment process.

      Local Telephone Numbers within Mexico:

      • Aguascalientes: 449-4628591
      • Celaya: 461-1623595
      • Ciudad Juárez: 656-2123773
      • Guadalajara:33-85261444 / 33-46241978
      • Hermosillo:662-3124039
      • Huejotzingo:227-4624762
      • Irapuato:462-3873637
      • Leon: 477-4933832
      • Matamoros:899-1714632 / 868-8126118
      • Merida: 999-3167010
      • Mexicali:  686-8387585
      • México, D.F. :55-85263111 / 55-11634677
      • Monterrey:81-85262111 / 81-46242508
      • Nogales:631-6907217
      • Nuevo Laredo: 899-1714633 / 867-2333638
      • Piedras Negras: 878-7839092
      • Puebla: 222-5763899
      • Querétaro: 442-3489542
      • Reynosa:899-9222524
      • Saltillo:844-2504138
      • San Luis Potosí: 444-2402448
      • San Martin Texmelucan De Labastida: 248-4623439
      • Tijuana:664-2317808
      • Toluca:722-4622248

      Local Number from the USA: 703-439-2310

  • Step 4 : Appear at the ASC to submit application, fingerprints, and photo

    Step 4 : Appear at the ASC to submit application, fingerprints, and photo

    • Please arrive no more than 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. You may not enter with food, guns, weapons, or any liquids, including beverages, hand sanitizers and anti-bacterial gels. All electronic equipment is also prohibited, such as cellular telephones, photographic or video cameras, radios and computers.  There are not storage facilities; therefore, if you arrive with any of the items above, you will be turned away and asked to make a new appointment.

      The ASC closest to the Embassy in Mexico City is located at the following address: 

      ASC
      Hamburgo #213
      Colonia Juarez
      06600 Mexico, D.F. 

  • Step 5: Appear at Embassy for interview (NOT REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS)

    Step 5: Appear at Embassy for interview (NOT REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS)

    • Please arrive no more than 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. You may not enter with food, guns, weapons, or any liquids, including beverages, hand sanitizers and anti-bacterial gels.  All electronic equipment is also prohibited, such as cellular telephones, photographic or video cameras, radios and computers.  There are not storage facilities; therefore, if you arrive with any of the items above, you will be turned away and asked to make a new appointment.

      The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City is located at the following address:

      U.S. Embassy
      Paseo de la Reforma 305
      Colonia Cuauhtémoc
      06500 Mexico, D.F

      It is important to be honest during the interview; misleading, lying, and/or presenting false or altered documentation may result in a permanent visa ineligibility.

  • Step 6: Appear at local DHL Office to pick up passport and visa (IF APPROVED)

    Step 6: Appear at local DHL Office to pick up passport and visa (IF APPROVED)

    • When making the appointment during Step 3, you selected a local DHL Office to pick up their passport and visa if approved.  To change or review your DHL Office selection, log into the appointment website or call the appointment center at any of the phone numbers in Step 3.  There is no cost for this service.

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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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