What is it?
An FMT is a tourist visa for people traveling to Mexico . Although this Visa can potentially be valid for 180 days, it is at the discretion of the Immigration officer. Normally the time period is related to the purposes of your journey. Usually the visa is approved for a maximum period of 90 days if you arrive in Mexico by plane for a vacation, after which it can be renewed for an additional 90 days at any Mexican Immigration office. If you are crossing the border in an automobile you can request the full 180 days. There is no guarantee that the full 180 days will be given.
What do I need to get one?
Proof of citizenship - this can be either a passport or a certified copy of your birth certificate accompanied by a photo ID. A passport is the document of preference
Be prepared to fill out the information requested which includes your place of birth, your destination and the reason for your visit. The cost will be about $15.00 USD
Where do I get one?
You can pick up a blank FMT form at any Mexican Immigration office or border crossing. If you are coming to Puerto Penasco via automobile, you can request an FMT form at the border. It is on the left hand side as you enter Mexico . If you are already in Puerto Penasco you can pick one up in town also at the immigration office located down town on the main street.