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FMM – The New Mexican Immigration Form

Posted by Tony & Cheri on May 7, 2010

On April 30, 2010, Mexican launched a brand new form for people entering and exiting the country. As before, passport holders from countries on Mexico’s no visa required list do not need to apply for a formal visa to visit Mexico. They may, instead, use a visitor’s permit which is now known as a Forma Migratoria Multiple, or FMM. If you’re visiting Mexico from the US or Canada, the following applies to you.

The FMM is not very different from the old form and works in much the same way: As a tourist, you fill out and sign the left-hand (blue) side of the form and fill out numbers 1-7 on the right-hand (green) side of the form and give it to the immigration officials when you arrive at your destination. They will check your documents and stamp and process the form, handing you back the right-hand portion, which you must keep and surrender when you leave Mexico. When you leave Mexico, you’ll need to fill out item #8 on this form with the airline and flight number of your departing flight. This you’ll turn in to the airline when you check in, just as you always did. If you lose this form, you will have to go to the Immigration desk at the airport and likely pay a fine for another one, so we advise clipping it to your passport, so it can’t be misplaced.

Click here to see the new FMM form.

In most cases, your airline will provide you with this form. If not, you will be given one when you arrive in Mexico. We traveled back to Mexico on May 1, a day after the new forms went into effect, yet we were still given the old forms by our airline. It may take a little while for all the airlines to receive the new forms.

It’s that simple. The above information mostly pertains to tourists coming into Mexico. For those of us who live and work here, the process is slightly different in that we fill out the right-hand portion of the form when we leave Mexico and the other portion when we come back. For more detailed information for non-tourists and people traveling from countries that require a visa, we recommend Mexperience’s article on Mexico Entry Requirements.

Happy travels, and if you are heading our way, consider visiting us at the Luna Blue Hotel & Bar.

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6 Responses to “FMM – The New Mexican Immigration Form”

  1. thurman a walker said

    I have bought a one way airfare to mexico for 30nov 2011. I plan to stay 4 months. I was planing on buying the return airfare after I arrive in mexico. With a FMT, will I be allowed to enter mexico without a return airfare? Thanks for any info.

    • sandra said

      hello thurman a walker
      I would like to know the same..i’m coming in mexico in one week and I don’t have a return tiket cause I’m thinking to travel south til Costa Rica.
      Do I need to have proof of onward travel? How did you did when you enter in november? What did they ask you on the border?

      thanks in advance. hope you can help me! (I don’t want to buy a tiket)

      • We drive that highway all the time, as do thousands of others. It’s no more dangerous than any US highway. In fact, the speed limit is relatively low, so in many ways it’s actually safer.

  2. Sara said

    That is a great tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Short but very accurate information… Thank
    you for sharing this one. A must read post!

  3. This post, “FMM – The New Mexican Immigration Form Luna Blue’s PlayaZone” demonstrates that u really understand just what exactly you’re talking about!
    I really definitely am in agreement. Thank you ,Deena

  4. Shannon Pratt said

    Where do I go to get a visa? I was told Belize, but where in Belize?

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