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The Multiple Immigration Form is the immigration document required by all foreign nationals wishing to travel to Mexico. This document is the legal requirement that proves that the foreign citizen can travel and stay in the country within the authorised days of stay.
It must be printed on paper, as the INM will not accept the document presented on a mobile phone or tablet.
The FMM is a mandatory legal requirement requested by the National Migration Institute for any foreigner wishing to travel to Mexico.
This document can be requested online and must be presented together with your passport, your travel documents and, if required, a visa.
There are nationalities that in addition to the FMM, will require a visa to travel to the country for tourism, business or any unpaid activity in Mexico, which does not exceed 180 days.
If your nationality requires a visa, you must apply for it at the Mexican consulate of your country
To be able to enter Mexico you will need:
- To have a valid passport for the time you stay in the country.
- To bring the FMM completed and printed.
- Return ticket to your country, in case you are travelling by plane.
- Hotel reservation or accommodation address.
Although it is not compulsory, it is advisable to travel with an insurance policy.
If you lose your FMM in Mexico, you should report it to the authorities.
Once you arrive at the Mexican border or airport, you must present your FMM to the authorities in charge. The authorities will stamp this document, which indicates the number of days you have to leave the country. Normally you can stay in the country for 180 days, but in some cases there may be a 30-day limit.
To be able to travel to Mexico you need:
- Valid passport for the time you will be staying in the country.
- FMM form completed and printed.
- Return ticket if entering the country by air.
- Complete reservation or address of accommodation.
- Travel insurance (recommended).
The tourist card can be applied for on arrival in the country (border) or online, and you can travel with it printed out.
Government fees for the FMM for land entry are 20EUR/$594.00. For air entry, government fees are free of charge.
The FMM or tourist card is the same thing. The FMM is the abbreviation for “Formula Migratoria Multiple” (Multiple Immigration Form), which is equivalent to a tourist card.
Yes, you can apply for your FMM online. In fact, it is advisable to apply online before your trip in order to avoid long queues and any problems upon arrival in Mexico.
To ensure that you receive your visitor's card in time, we recommend that you apply at least 48 hours in advance.
Yes, it is compulsory to apply for the FMM (visitor's card) to enter Mexico.
No, the US visa is not valid for Mexico. In order to enter Mexico you need to obtain a FMM if your stay is less than 180 days or a visa if your stay is longer than 180 days, or if the reason for your trip is not tourism or any other non-remunerated reason.
The FMM (Forma Migratoria Multiple or Multiple Immigration Form) is also known as the Mexican tourist card.
If you are a citizen of one of the countries selected to apply for the FMM online, you can save yourself the hassle and queues once you arrive in Mexico.
The Mexican FMM is valid for 180 days from the time it is stamped by government authorities at the Mexican border.
This document allows you to stay for a maximum of 180 days in the country. The FMM only allows one entry into the country, there is no possibility to apply for a multi-entry document, so each time you travel you must apply for a new one.
Depending on your nationality or specific personal factors, there is a possibility that the immigration authorities may limit your stay to 30 days.
With the FMM you cannot work, study or reside in the country, as this form is exclusively a tourist visa. It can be used to enter the country for business meetings or to visit family members.
Having an approved visa does not guarantee entry to the country. If you lie or omit information that may be relevant, or create a threat to the country, the officers in charge of the immigration department may deny entry. You should never lie about your information when filling in the application form, and you should check that the information is correct before submitting a visa application.