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Visa Authorization by Humanitarian Reasons

The Humanitarian Visa may be issued when a person or a Federal Public Administration need humanitarian support of a foreigner.

This is also applicable when a foreigner is in need to travel into Mexico to take care of a sick person, or because his/her life is in danger.

In the case of a Federal Public Administration, this visa may be granted when the support of multiple foreigners is required in a natural catastrophe or humanitarian reason.

Immigration Law

Article 37. To enter Mexico, foreigners must present at the immigration point of entry, the following documents:

  • Passport or identity travel document, valid in accordance to the existing international law, and
  • When required, visa validly issued and in force, in terms of Article 40 of this Law; or

Visitor visa without permission to engage remunerated activities (Article 40).Authorizes the foreigner to present itself in any place intended for international transit of people and request their entry into Mexico, this to remain on an uninterrupted period of time, no longer than one hundred eighty days starting from the date of entry.


What do I need to apply for a Visa Authorization by Humanitarian Reasons?

Be under the humanitarian scenarios that the Immigration Law contemplates.

There are many specifications that need to be met in order to get an authorization, if you need more information regarding this procedure please contact one of our consultants to help you with your application and required paperwork.

Where can I apply for a Visa Authorization by Humanitarian Reasons?

At the INM offices. To apply for this procedure, you must visit the INM offices in person and submit your request (Instituto Nacional de Migracion).

Good news! HH Consultants makes it easy and convenient for you, schedule your consultation with us today and our team will help you expedite the process so that you don’t have to waist an entire day. Also, the possibility of being rejected and create a negative history.

How long does it take?

In the best case scenario, with all paperwork filled up correctly and with all requirements met, it can take between 7 to 12 business days. However, please be advised that in most cases with people that don’t have experience filling up this paperwork, can usually take 13 to 30 days.

HH Consultants strongly advises to consult an immigration specialist to avoid delaying your process. If you would like for us to help you process your request, please schedule an appointment and our team will be more than glad to help you and provide you with all the details.

How do I start my procedure?

By scheduling an appointment with one of our consultants, please keep in mind that H&H Consultants can always help you, in person or online.

We strongly advise you to consult with an expert before you start any immigration procedure, there are many ways for you to save money and improve your migratory history; it is just a matter of knowing the law!

Can I start this process from abroad?

Yes it is possible, as long as the person with who you accredit family ties with it is also with the foreigner when abroad.

Nevertheless, if you are required to travel outside of Mexico during this process, HH can help you with some alternative solutions in order to avoid your application being rejected.

For how long is my visa valid?

The humanitarian visa is valid for 6 months, starting from the day that the consulate stamps the visa.

This visa is only to travel into Mexico, once you arrive to an airport or border; you will request an FMM valid for up to 30 days. This period of time is given so that the foreigner can exchange the visa for the Resident card.

What happens if my visa has expired?

You will need to start your procedure once again at a consulate or at an INM office.

In HH we always make sure that we provide you all the details of your procedure, obligations and rights that come along with your specific case. Please do not hesitate to ask us any question regarding your migratory status.

Can I use this visa more than once?

No, because once you enter Mexico,your visa has to be exchanged within the time period determined by the Law.

Please remind that HH has a wide experience helping foreigners to regularize their migratory condition. Schedule an appointment with one of our consultants to better serve you today!

How much does it costs?

We know that every foreigner’s migratory situation may vary and that in some cases the migratory procedure can be in different stages. This is why the cost may also be different according to each case’s characteristics. In some cases HH does pro bono cases; please send out all your contact information and specifications regarding your case to see if you qualify.

As a consequence, we evaluate every case with an initial interview (40dlls, that will be deducted from the total cost). Withthe purpose of obtaining the most information possible, in order to determine if this type of procedure is the correct one. If it is not the best option, we will let you know what will be the process that we need to follow.

HH helps foreigners like you to regularize their migratory status, so that you can enjoy your stay in Mexico with out worrying of your legal status in the country.

Mexico Immigration Law

Article 37.
Article 40.