How to Get a Student Visa for Mexico Step by Step

Mexico Student Visa

Mexico Student Visa

Want to study in Cancun rather than just take spring break there? Here’s how to get a student visa to Mexico. To learn how to acquire other types of Mexican visas, click here.

Find your consulate

Click on the link to find the website of the consulate that services the area where you currently reside.

Find the visa applications

Normally, after you land on the consulate page, there will be a link on the left-hand side that says “Visas,” “Visa for Mexico”, or “Visas for Foreign Nationals.” Find that link and click it.

Find the student application

Look for a link that says “Student Visa” or “Visa Categories” (then find the Student Visa link) and click on it.

Gather documentation

Gather the required documents.

  • Note that the required documents will vary from consulate to consulate.
  • The Mexican government gives the individual consular offices a lot of leeway on what they can ask for.
Apply for the visa

In most situations, probably because there are so many Mexican consulates in the United States and around the world, you will need to apply in person.

Wait until you receive the visa.

Your new Mexican visa will be ready shortly. The time period will vary from consulate to consulate. Congratulations! Enjoy your trip!

Visa Hunter's Notes

Visa Hunter’s Notes:

  • Student visas are valid for 1 year.
Vaccination information

Don’t get sick! Here is the latest information on any required vaccines for your stay in Mexico.

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