Who Can Apply
The following applicants may apply at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City or the U.S. Consulates in Ciudad Juarez, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Matamoros, Merida, Monterrey, Nogales, Nuevo Laredo, or Tijuana:
- Mexican citizens applying with a Mexican passport may apply for their first visa or to renew a visa in any visa category.
- Third Country Nationals* residing in Mexico with immigration status (FM2 or FM3) may apply for their first visa or to renew a visa in any visa category.
- Third Country Nationals* residing in the United States may apply to renew a visa in any category except B1/B2 or H2. NOTE – The applicant must apply to renew in the same visa category and cannot apply in a different category.
Third Country Nationals* who normally reside in a Visa Waiver Program (VWP) country and who have lost or had their biometric passports stolen may apply in Mexico for a tourist (B1/B2) or transit (C) visa in order to return to their home country.
- Third Country Nationals* who normally reside in a Non-Visa Waiver Program country and who have lost or had their visa stolen may apply in Mexico to renew their tourist (B1/B2) visa in order to return to their home country.
*What is a Third Country National (TCN)?
A Third Country National is a citizen of a country other than Mexico who applies for a nonimmigrant visa with their Non-Mexican passport.
Notice: Certain visa applicants may be subject to additional administrative processing. This administrative processing may last weeks, thus delaying visa delivery and the applicant's return to the United States. Every effort will be made to expedite these procedures; however, it is not possible to guarantee completion of this process by a particular date.