• Student VISA:

***Since November 2012 Mexican migration laws have changed, students from the following countries are not required a student visa if coming for less than 180 days:


Germany, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United States of America, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Marshall Islands, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Micronesia, Monaco, Norway, New Zealand, Netherlands, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Czech Republic, Republic of Korea, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela.

**Minister of Foreign Affairs: http://www.sre.gob.mx/index.php/tramites-y-servicios/paises-que-requieren-visa-para-viajar-a-mexico-/1448

Students coming for less than 180 days will have to show their admission letter at the Mexican airport in order to prove immigration authorities their acceptance at our university, they will also be requested to fill a document “FMM” (selecting “VISITANTE ACTIVIDAD NO REMUNERADA” ), this form will need to be handed to the International Programs Office during the first week of classes, and students will need to return this document to the immigration authorities at the airport once leaving Mexico.

For students applying for two semesters it is MANDATORY to arrive with a student visa, this visa can be obtained in the Mexican consulate or Embassy of your country, showing their admission letter.


The Mexican Institute of Migration requires all foreigners to register their visa; they have 30 days (including Saturdays and Sundays) since their arrival to do so. TEC de Monterrey has a law firm to advise and support students in this process, so they have the possibility of doing this registration through the International Office. Nevertheless Students are free to do this procedure on their own.