Mexico Visa Guidelines

The Padnos International Center (PIC) provides the general information below as a service to GVSU students. We strive to maintain accurate information regarding visa procedures, however, changes to policies and procedures may occur frequently without our knowledge. Students are responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa for their program and must consult the consulate for the most up to date information on application procedures.

Please look over the visa information carefully and do not delay, as visa procedures are time sensitive.


Do I need a visa?

All students participating in study abroad programs in Mexico longer than 180 days are required to apply for a student visa. Students participating in programs that are one semester or shorter will not need a student visa.

Processing Time and Visa Appointment

Visa is processed the next business day after appointment. All applicants must appear in person at the consulate in Detroit to receive a visa.

Application Instructions

Mexican Consulate in Detroit website - read this page thoroughly.  The visa documentation requirements are listed in the "student" section at the bottom of the page.

You can schedule your visa appointment on the MEXITEL website or by calling 1 877 639 4835

Estimated Cost

$44 (refer to the website of the consulate for updated visa fees)

Nearest Consulate or Embassy

Consulate of Mexico in Detroit
645 Griswold Ave, Suite 830

Detroit, Michigan


Contact Information


Phone: (313) 964-4515/4517/4532/4534/4628