Estados Unidos Mexicanos (Forma Migratoria Multiple FMM)

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Estados Unidos Mexicanos (Forma Migratoria Multiple FMM)

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Esta forma debe ser llenada de manera individual por todo extranjero
que se interne a Mexico. Includio el perosonal diplomatico.
This form must be completed individually by all foreigners entering Mexico including diplomatic personnel.
Registro De Entrada/Entry Registration


People who come to Mexico for leisure or business visits lasting 180 days or less, and who are passport holders of one of the many countries which don’t require a visa to enter Mexico can complete a visitors permit, known as Forma Migratoria Multiple or FMM, at the port of entry.

If you arrive in Mexico by land, you will need to get a visitors permit at the port of entry;
If you fly to Mexico, air crews on international flights hand-out the visitor permit forms before the flight lands, and they are also available at Mexican airports, near the immigration desks
If you are visiting a Mexican port(s) as part of a cruise ship, you’ll need to get a visitors permit at your first Mexican port of call.
(If the country that issued your passport appears on this list of countries which do require a visa for Mexico, read this.)

Fee for Mexico’s Visitor Visa (FMM)
If you arrive by land and leave Mexico within 7 days of your arrival date, there is no fee for the permit. If you fly into Mexico from overseas, the fee is usually included within your air ticket’s “fees and surcharges.” The fee is approximately US$25.

Keep Your Visitors Permit (FMM) Safe

Once completed, the immigration official at the port of entry will stamp both halves of the form and hand you the smaller half, stamped with the date you entered the country. It’s important to keep this document safe, as you will need to surrender it when you leave Mexico.

If you are departing Mexico on a flight, your airline will insist you surrender your stamped half of the Visitors Permit to them before they allow you to board.

If you have a Visitors Permit and are leaving the country by land you should voluntarily surrender your form to an immigration official before your departure. Failure to do so might cause delays the next time you try and enter Mexico.

How long can you stay in Mexico with a Visitors Permit (FMM)?
Your visitor permit is valid for the number of days granted by the immigration official and written on the permit —that will never exceed 180 days, but may be less than 180 days— starting from the date of your arrival. The arrival date is always stamped on the permit.


This allowance is given per entry: every time you exit and re-enter Mexico on another date the allowance ‘resets.’ (You surrender your current FMM when you leave and get a new FMM when you return.)

If you enter Mexico as a tourist, to volunteer, or as a business visitor, then the immigration official at the port of entry will grant you a maximum 180 days to stay in Mexico—the number of days will be written on the part of the form that’s handed to you for safe-keeping. Note how many days you are granted and calculate your exit date accordingly.

How to determine your visitor permit (FMM) expiry date

Your visitor permit is valid for the number of days granted by the immigration official and written on the permit —that will never exceed 180 days, but may be less than 180 days— starting from the date of your arrival. The arrival date is always stamped on the permit.

Count the number of days (some months are longer than others) from your arrival date to determine your expiry date: you must leave Mexico before it expires.

Can a Visitors Permit be extended or renewed?
Visitors Permits cannot be extended or renewed. If the immigration official at the port of entry writes a number fewer than 180 days on your Visitors Permit, you must leave Mexico within the time frame given to you by the official at the entry port.

Check your form to calculate your exit date based on the number of days you have been given: you must leave Mexico before it expires.


How long do I have to remain outside of Mexico before returning under the auspice of a new FMM?
There is no time limit to remain outside the country before re-entering using a new FMM—and thus obtaining up to another (maximum of) 180 days to stay in Mexico.

Caution – Continual use of visitor permits for re-entry to Mexico

Some people have been using the flexibility of the FMM to stay in Mexico longer-term; however, with today’s computerized entry and exit systems, immigration officials at ports of entry have ready-access to your movements through Mexico and ‘perpetual visitors’ —people who continuously enter, stay for a few months, exit and then re-enter Mexico in short order— are now having their intentions questioned at the port of entry.

We have heard of cases where people have been turned away; if you intend to stay in Mexico longer-term, we recommend you consider applying for residency in Mexico.

Can a Visitors Permit be exchanged for a Residency Permit?
In a small number of circumstances, mostly related to Family Unit situations, a FMM can be exchanged for a residency permit in-country, but most people need to begin their application for residency in Mexico at a Mexican Consulate abroad.

Special Procedure for Residency Applications

Under a special procedure announced by the INM some people with expired visitor permits may exchange these for residency permits in-country without having to leave Mexico. Learn more about the special procedure to find out if you qualify.

Lost your Visitors Permit?
If you lose your Visitors Permit (FMM) while you’re in Mexico, you will need to visit one of the local immigration offices situated in towns and cities across the country, or at the airport, and apply for a replacement before you can leave. This will involve some form-filling and filing, and a trip to a local bank to pay your permit replacement fee (about US$40) before you return to the immigration office to receive your FMM replacement.

Kept your Visitors Permit after leaving Mexico?
We sometimes get emails from readers who have arrived home and realized that they still have their FMM tourist permits, usually after driving back across the Mexico-US border. The best thing to do, if this happens to you, is to contact your nearest Mexican Consulate, who will advise what to do.

Overstayed on your Visitors Permit?
If you overstay the time you were granted on your visitors permit (usually 180 days, see section above), you will need to visit an immigration office (or the immigration center at the airport) and pay a fine before you can leave the country.

The amount of the fine depends on how long you have over-stayed; it is calculated on a per-day basis; contact your local immigration office (or the immigration kiosk at the airport) for details.

If you overstayed and are flying out of Mexico, we recommend you go to the immigration kiosk at the airport or your local immigration office with your expired FMM at least a couple of days before your flight date so that you can explain your situation. complete the required forms, pay the fine at the bank, and get an exit permit; otherwise you might miss your flight.