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How to apply for a Mexico FMM card from the USA?

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Mexico has a vast number of cultural sites like ruins, colonial cities, nature reserves, etc. It attracts more number of travelers every year. The Mexico National Institute of Migration has been offering multiple electronic air migration forms or tourist cards since June 2016 to facilitate and speed up the immigration procedure at the entry port. All visitors who wish to enter Mexico must fill out the Mexico tourist card online and get stamped at the immigration counter. Tourist card or FMM documents can be applied online, and Click2visas can help with that. In this blog, we’ll advise complete knowledge about this tourist card or FMM and additional related information travelers require to know before traveling to Mexico. 

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What is a Mexican tourist card or Forma Migratoria Múltiple (FMM)?

The Mexican tourist card is often referred to as “Forma Migratoria Múltiple” or “FMM.” If you are a traveler from the US, the Mexican immigration department will request you submit this tourist card or FMM at the port of entry. This card is to ease the immigration procedure of the Mexican government. 

What do I need – visa or Mexico FMM?

Many nationalities are visa-exempt, and as a result, all they need to do is apply for a Mexico FMM and enjoy their vacation. If you’re not from a visa-exempt country, on the other hand, you need to apply for a regular Mexico visa and a Mexico FMM or tourist card. You can use our visa widget to find out which group you are in.

What all are the various methods available to apply for an FMM from the USA?

There is more than one way available to apply for an FMM card in the USA.

Airlines flying you to Mexico will have forms and make them available to you during the flight. You must fill in the application, and you must take it to the immigration counter when you land in Mexico.

Others decide to fill out the form when they arrive in Mexico. Applications can be available at the airport. Before your turn at the FMM service counter, you need to complete it. You hand it to the immigration officer if you do so, he or she will rip it in half, and you will get one. Make sure you don’t lose the card. Otherwise, you can incur an extra fee when you leave Mexico.

The above two methods are time-consuming as you need to be in the queue to get and submit the FMM card. 

People’s favorite way to get an FMM card for Mexico is via an online application process. To avoid the long queue and for quick process in the immigration counter at the port of entry, travelers always prefer electronic FMM.

What are the documents required to apply for a tourist card or FMM in the USA?

Documents required to applying for an FMM from the USA:

  1. Passport with a validity period of another six months from the date of arrival in Mexico. 
  2. Airplane ticket with the flight number.

How to apply for a Mexico FMM or tourist card from the USA?

It is quite simple to complete the request. Please follow the below steps carefully:

  1. Choose the departure and arrival country, select the required visa type, enter your name, and click ‘CLICK TO START.’
  2. Verify the visa fee and terms and conditions on the next page.
  3. On the third page, enter your basic details in the respective field and upload the necessary documents (you can upload the documents in a later stage also).
  4. After that, review and confirm the information of your form, then proceed with the payment. We support all types of cards for payment.
  5. You will receive the invoice and a confirmation mail with a link in your registered email id.
  6. Click the link and complete the remaining FMM application form (you can also upload the document in this stage) and submit it for processing.
  7. Once the evisa is approved, click2visas will send your visa to your email in PDF format.

What is the processing time and price to apply for a Mexico FMM from the USA?

You can get a Mexico FMM from the USA, in online within seven days after you applied. And the cost of Mexico FMM is usually included in your airfare. We will additionally charge a service cost of $10 to help you acquire your FMM without any problem or delay.

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How many times can I visit Mexico with a Mexico FMM or tourist card? 

Mexico FMM or tourist card will allow you to enter Mexico just once since the FMM is valid for Single Entry.

When can I use my approved Mexico FMM?

Electronic approval for Mexico FMM is suitable for 30 days after issued. Unless you use it in that time, you must apply for another new Mexico FMM card.

How long a traveler can stay in Mexico with an FMM applied from the USA? 

Usually, an immigration officer will mark the stay period in your card during the entry procedure. A traveler with a Mexico FMM can get a maximum stay period of 180 days. If you are entering Mexico via cruise ship, you will get 21 days to stay period.  

Is it safe to use Click2visas to get my Mexico FMM from the USA?

We are highly concentrated on providing good quality and security service to our customers. Besides, we are a discomfort to any inconvenience that occurs. So, don’t feel worried about it, trust us, and if you still have doubts, you can visit our page and read our data protection policy. Get started with Click2Visas today to make your trip one remembers for the right reasons.

I have a couple more questions regarding Mexico FMM, where can I find the information?

If you need more details about Mexico FMM from the USA, you can contact us, and we will be happy to assist you. Moreover, you can get more info here. Start your adventure today, and worry about what you should take on your trip and leave the rest to us.

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