Travelers from Mexico who wish to visit the United States must first obtain a visa. Before a visa may be issued, it must go through an application, documentation, and interview process. In addition, names are gathered and cross-checked in a government database in the United States. The procedure for acquiring a visa in the United States is meant to guarantee the safety of American citizens and tourists. A visa may take several weeks to obtain due to the lengthy nature of the process. Allow enough time for the application procedure to be completed before your visit.
How to Apply for the visa from Mexico to USA?
Fill out a new DS-160 Electronic Non-Immigrant Visa Application. To fill out the form, go to the US Embassy’s website. After submitting the form, print the confirmation page with the bar code and bring it with you to your appointment. The next step is to make an appointment with the visa facility at the U.S. Consulate nearest you.
You must pay a 131 USD application fee, which must be paid in PESOS. Before your appointment, pay the charge at a BANAMEX branch. Bring the receipt with you to your appointment, as it will be necessary to be presented throughout the processing.
Schedule your Appointment
To avoid being delayed on your trip, make an appointment with the Visa Section of your local Consulate ahead of time. Holidays are not open to the public, and the Visa Section becomes increasingly busy as the holidays approach, so prepare ahead. By going to the US Embassy’s website, you can make an appointment. On the site, you can also see how long it takes to get an interview. You will not be able to enter the Visa Section if you arrive more than 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
Before your visa interview, you must have all of your papers ready. You must bring the following items to your appointment:
- A passport that will be valid for at least six months after your interview is required. A blank page in your passport should be accessible to affix a visa. If you don’t have enough pages in your passport, you’ll need to get a new one before your interview.
- Your voting card (IFE Card)
- Visa application documents, or a printout of your electronic application’s bar code. You can complete an application on the day of your appointment, however this will cause your appointment to be delayed.
- Additional documentation describing your job, the reason for your trip, and your present financial situation is required. These documents demonstrate that you have the financial means and the purpose to return to Mexico at the conclusion of your visit to the United States.