For most Mexican immigration applications it is necessary to make an appointment at a Mexican consulate. Follow the steps below to do that directly with your chosen consulate or via the Mexitel online appointment service.
Depending on the Mexican consulate you choose, you may be able to schedule an appointment by email, phone or in person. A simple search in Google for Mexican consulate + location will produce the contact details of your local consulate. If you are unable to book directly, you will have to do it online, through Mexitel.
What Is Mexitel?
Mexitel is a website specially created to schedule appointments at Mexican consulates worldwide for visas and other consular matters. Follow this link to access Mexitel’s online system: https://mexitel.sre.gob.mx/citas.webportal/pages/public/login/login.jsf
How Do I Use Mexitel?
1. Get prepared
To use the Mexital portal you will need to know your passport details, your availability, the procedure name, and consulate location.
2. Create a Mexitel account
Once you’re at the Mexitel website, go to the upper right corner and select your language.
Then select ‘create an account’. You will have to provide your name and contact details at this stage. Be careful: At the bottom of the page you have the option to check one of two boxes. Make sure to check the one labeled Mexitel.
Once your account has been created, you’ll receive a confirmation email. You can then access the appointment booking system.
3. Book an appointment
To book an appointment, first, log in to the Mexitel portal with your account details. You will then arrive at a page that requires details of your chosen consulate, type of procedure (e.g. visa) and personal information. Click on SEARCH and a calendar with the available appointments will open. Next, select the date and time you prefer and once finalized, you will receive a confirmation email.
Finally, print the confirmation page and present it at the Mexican consulate on the appointment day, with the other required documentation.
What Else Should I Bring to My Consulate Appointment?
Every procedure and consulate has different requirements. Therefore, it is wise to contact your consulate directly for full details of their requirements for your appointment. You might also find this article useful: How to Apply for a Mexico Temporary Resident Visa or Permanent Resident Visa
How Long Does the Mexican Consulate Take to Give Me the Visa?
In general, in the USA and Canada, you will receive your visa in a couple of hours. However, there are a few consulates that will take two or three days.
You should consult your consulate well in advance so that you can make appropriate travel and accommodation arrangements.
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