Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who wish to enrol in a Mexican school, college or university, either public or private, to commence, continue or finish studies, to earn credits or not; to conduct research to obtain a graduate certificate; to study Spanish, or to pursue any other studies that will not receive official recognition, must obtain a student visa.
In order to obtain a student visa the following documents must be presented at any of our consulates:
1. Valid passport (the passport should be valid for at least six months after you arrive in Mexico)
2. Visa application.
3. Acceptance letter from the school or university in Mexico that the applicant wishes to attend.
4. Two recent, passport-size photos (1.5 sq. in., no eyeglasses).
5. Bank statement or letter from the student's parent, sponsor or legal guardian certifying that he/she will receive at least US$300.00 or its equivalent in Canadian dollars, per month. This document must be notarized and authenticated.
6. Minors (any person under 18 years of age) must present the visa application form signed by both parents; in cases where parents are not accompanying the applicant, a parental consent form that has been signed by both parents before a notary public must be submitted with the application form.
7. A consular visa fee equivalent to US$34.00 in Canadian funds is required for some none Canadians with a permanent resident status.
Persons under temporary status in Canada, please contact our consulates.
Please consider that once you obtain your visa, it must be used in the next 90 days. Within 30 days of arrival in Mexico the student must register at the National Registry of Foreign Citizens, National Institute of Immigration of the Ministry of the Interior (Instituto Nacional de Migraci?n, Secretar?a de Gobernaci?n), in Mexico City at:
Col. Chapultepec Polanco
Del. Miguel Hidalgo
To register outside of Mexico City, please contact the regional offices of the Ministry of the Interior.
Please consider that you may need six (6) frontal and five (5) right profile photographs, 2"x 2", white background, no eyeglasses, for your registration.
Students are not allowed to work or engage in any remunerative or lucrative activity, unless an internship forms part of the study program.
Persons entering under a student visa who would like to engage in an internship program after their study program is completed, must change their migratory status at the Mexican National Institute of Immigration of the Ministry of the Interior National Institute of Migration of the Ministry of the Interior (Instituto Nacional de Migraci?n, Secretar?a de Gobernaci?n), in Mexico City at:
Ej?rcito Nacional #862
Col. Los Morales, Secci?n Palmas
To acquire this permit outside of Mexico City, the company must make the request through the regional offices of the Ministry of the Interior.