Mexico FMM Frequently Asked Questions

The Mexico FMM is a special Tourist Card that must be obtained by all travelers, regardless of visa status, who wish to visit Mexico for a short period of time. The Mexico FMM is a permit, not a visa, that can be obtained easily online prior to travel.

You must apply for a Mexico FMM if you are a citizen of one of the eligible countries, are over the age of two, and plan to visit Mexico. This includes citizens of the United States and Canada, who do not normally require a short-term visa to enter Mexico.

The Mexico FMM has a 180-day validity period (6 months). The immigration officers at the border will make the final decision on how long your particular Mexico Tourist Card will be valid.

The quickest and most convenient way to get a Mexico FMM is to apply online, where the application can be completed in minutes. Visitors should be aware that their Mexico FMM will still need to be stamped by Mexican authorities at the border.

If your Mexican tourist visa is lost or stolen, your FMM document must be replaced.

If the immigration forms are stolen before the traveler arrives at the Mexican border, he or she can use the online request system or inquire with their airline for replacements. However, they will have to spend time filling out the form again.

If a Mexican tourist card is stolen within Mexican territory, the crime must be reported to the police. The police report will be required as part of the FMM reelection application at the INM office.

To enter Mexico, all travelers must have their own Mexico FMM, which must be held by anyone over the age of two. This means that no child under the age of two can use their parents’ or guardians’ Tourist Card to travel. In order to complete the application, minors must have a valid passport or passport card. Before traveling to Mexico, parents and legal guardians can help their children apply for and obtain the Mexico FMM.

No, those who have a temporary or permanent Mexican Resident Card do not require a Tourist Card in order to enter Mexico. Simply show the immigration officers your residence permit and other relevant documents.

The Mexico FMM can be obtained with just a few documents. Applicants must submit a copy of a valid passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of entry into Mexico.

Please keep in mind that in order to complete the application online, you must have access to a device that can connect to the internet.

Applicants will receive their Mexico FMM via email once it has been approved. They should then print a copy and present it for stamping at the Mexican border. The Tourist Card will then be used to prove their right to be in the country. Visitors should keep their Tourist Card on them at all times, even when crossing the border to leave Mexico.

You are unable to do so. The Mexico FMM is a non-transferable personal document. Each traveler must obtain one on his or her own. If a family of four is planning a trip to Mexico, for example, four separate Mexico FMM applications must be submitted, one for each family member. The processing fee for a Mexico FMM must be paid by each applicant.

You can, however, assist your family members in completing their own online applications.

If you have two passports due to dual citizenship, you must choose one to travel with and show it at the Mexican border. There must be no discrepancies between the approved Mexico FMM and the passport information on the Mexico FMM application.

The email address you provided when completing the Mexico FMM application will be used to send you updates and notifications about the application.

Contact us here if you have any questions or want to check on the status of your Mexico FMM application.

Our secure, encrypted online payment system accepts credit & debit cards or PayPal. Please contact us at if you have any problems.

The CVV/CVC/CVC2 number is the three or four-digit number that appears on the back of your credit or debit card after the account number.

The four-digit CVV number is printed on the front of American Express cards above the account number.

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The applicant will receive a confirmation email once the application has been submitted and payment has been made. Note that this message may be redirected to Spam/Junk mail folders in some cases.

Email will be used for all communications regarding the Mexico FMM application. Before contacting us via email at, all applicants should double-check their email inboxes.

The Mexican government’s immigration authorities have complete discretion in granting or denying a Tourist Card and other travel permits.

If your Mexico FMM application is denied in the extremely unlikely event that it is, you can contact us for a full refund.

Before submitting their applications, we strongly advise all applicants to double-check the information they provide.

It’s important to take a few minutes to double-check your information before submitting it. Any errors in the data provided may result in the Mexico FMM application being rejected.

All information provided must be identical to that on the travel document. Please contact us immediately at if you submit your Mexico FMM application form and later discover it contains incorrect information.