Jump to content
Chapala.com Webboard

one way plane ticket?


Recommended Posts

A friend of mine is planning to come to Mexico soon,  he is not sure how long he will be here as he will be getting some medical work done, - he also wants to look into getting a temporary resident visa.   So he would like to enter on one way ticket but he was told that Mexico requires a return ticket for those on tourist visas.   Is that true?

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, TomL said:

So he would like to enter on one way ticket but he was told that Mexico requires a return ticket for those on tourist visas.   Is that true?

It is true for the Philippines but here it don't matter. He would need to again leave to get the first part of a resident visa anyway.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep can't do temporary or permanent visa applications from inside Mexico, have to start at a MX consulate; check a specific consulate's website for the requirements. Remember that every time the minimum wage rises in MX (usually in January) so do the financial requirements for temp/perm visas.
Also don't assume that a tourist visa will be renewed every time for 180 days. Once they recognize your passport as being a frequent visitor to MX the length of tourist visa could be shortened drastically.

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/15/2020 at 7:35 AM, TomL said:

So he would like to enter on one way ticket but he was told that Mexico requires a return ticket for those on tourist visas.   Is that true?

Nope! That's about the only way I fly to Mexico... one-way.  Maybe 20 flights in the last 8 years and three times this year... mostly Volaris. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Mexico does not require an onward ticket. If airline insists, buy a fully refundable ticket and cancel once on the plane.

If one renews an expired FMM in Mexico, using humanitarian process, they may then apply for temporary resident.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...