Investment Visa Overview

Mexico Residency & Citizenship options

Mexico is a land full of opportunity for those looking to invest. With its thriving economy and rich cultural heritage, the country has a lot to offer investors. One of the biggest benefits of Mexico residency is the ability to live and work in the country. Mexico offers a relaxed lifestyle and ample opportunities for businesses to thrive. In addition, Mexico residency provides access to healthcare and education, as well as tax benefits.

Program 1
  • Name
    Permanent resident visa
  • Description

    Retirees who want to live in Mexico permanently can apply for a Permanent Resident visa. Retirees may not be permitted to engage in lucrative activities in the country under this visa category.

  • Requirements

    If you want to retire in Mexico, you must show that you have received at least 300 days' worth of Mexican minimum wage (roughly US$1,600) from a pension or other retirement source in the previous six months, or that you have investments or bank accounts with an average overall balance of US$107,000 in the previous year. The permit is valid in perpetuity. You may be eligible for naturalization after 5 years of legal residency.

  • Validity
    Permanent
  • Investment Type
    Income
  • Avg. Processing Time
    4 months
  • Investment Amount
    1626 USD / month
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    N/A
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    None.
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
Program 2
  • Name
    Temporary resident visa
  • Description

    Foreign nationals and their families who want to live in Mexico can apply for a Temporary Resident visa. This visa is divided into numerous categories, including Scientific Research, Economic Solvency, Real Estate Investment, Education, and Marriage.

  • Requirements

    The permit is typically issued for one year, but it is renewable annually for an additional three years (3+1), provided that all requirements are met. If a temporary resident has continually remained in the country for four years prior to its expiration, he or she may apply for a permanent resident permit (i.e. has paid Mexican income taxes). You may acquire a temporary resident visa in Mexico if you can demonstrate that you have an overall bank balance of more than US$27,000 in the previous year or a monthly income of more than US$1,620 in the previous six months.

  • Validity
    1 year, renewable
  • Investment Type
    Real Estate, Income, Other
  • Processing Time
    4 months
  • Investment Amount
    1626 USD / month
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    N/A
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    None
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
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Passport Overview

According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Mexican passport is presently ranked 25th. It allows entrance to 162 countries without requiring a visa. As a result, it has a good overall mobility score and is a desirable passport. Visa-free travel and visa-on-arrival are available to Mexican passport holders in countries such as Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, and the European Union as a whole. This enables for almost instantaneous travel opportunities all around the world. Mexican passport holders, on the other hand, need a visa to visit around 67 countries. Taiwan, the United States, and Australia are among the countries that require a visa.

Passport Rank

25

Visa Free Countries

162

Mobility Stats
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
    Yes
  • Visa Free Destinations
    119
  • Visa on Arrival
    40
  • Visa Online
    3
  • Visa Required
    18
  • Visa Free Access
    Schengen, UK, Canada, Japan
  • World Surface Area Reachable
    43%
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
    37%
Passport Ranking Factors

Mexico Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Mexico passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) is added to the number of countries Mexico passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) (eTA). There are now 119 visa-free Mexico passport countries, 40 visa-on-arrival Mexico countries, and three eTA destinations. Mexico passport holders can visit a total of 162 countries, either without a visa, with a visa on arrival, or with an electronic travel authorization (eTA). As a result, the Mexico passport is ranked number 25 in the world. In addition to these Mexico visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 67 other countries where Mexico passport holders will need a physical visa or an eVisa can enter (i.e. visa required countries).

Citizenship by Descent - Details
  • CBD Available?
    No
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