Mexico extends stay to Belizean regional visitor card holders to 7 days

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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017. 10:47 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff:  The Embassy of Mexico in Belize, yesterday, informed that on May 19, an amendment to Section III of Article 52 of the Migration Law was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation, by means of which it extends from three to seven days the sojourn of citizens and permanent residents of Belize and Guatemala bearers of Mexican Regional Visitor Cards.

The card, which is issued free of charge in the Office of the National Institute of Migration on the Subteniente López Bridge (the old bridge), allows holders to enter Mexican territory by authorized immigration inspection points whenever they wish, circulate by the States of Quintana Roo, Campeche, Tabasco and Chiapas and stay for up to seven days without requiring any payment upon departure.

Although this card does not allow its bearers to carry out paid activities -work- in Mexico, it allows them to carry out tourist and recreational activities, as well as to make purchases in the Mexican states referred to above.

 

The Card has a validity of five years and its issuance is FREE.

Requirements:

  1. To apply in person, including minors.
  2. Valid Belizean passport and photocopy of the page which includes holder’s information.

Permanent residents in Belize must also present a visa, residence card or Migration seal that accredits them as permanent residents and a photocopy.

The card does not allow travel to other states of the Republic. Belizeans must obtain the corresponding immigration permit before the National Immigration Institute or consular visa, if applicable.

In the case of minors, they must be accompanied by both parents or the legal guardian. In their absence, parents will have to sign a written authorization certified by a Justice of the Peace and a photocopy.

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