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Mexico 4 Year Residence Visa

This temporary Mexican residence is initially issued for a period of 4 years. After this period of time you will be about to apply for permanent residence. You can apply for citizenship after 5 years. There is not a specific number of days that you are required to spend in Mexico each year to apply for the permanent residence or citizenship.

Two step Process

  1. Apply for a Mexican visa at a Mexican Consulate where you are a legal resident.  The consulate will affix a single entry visa stamp to your passport that is valid for 6 months.
  2. Apply for your Resident Card in Mexico. You must go a INM immigration office in Mexico within 30 days of your arrival. The INM office will issue you your Resident Card which also serves as your Foreigner’s ID card in Mexico.

General Requirements for the Mexican 4 Year Residence Visa

  1. Original Passport with 6 months validity and 1 blank page
  2. Photocopy of personal information page of passport.
  3. Additional identification
  4. 1 passport photo
  5. Completed and signed application
  6. Letter addressed to the specific consulate where you are applying for residency. The letter should indicate your intended address in Mexico, the duration of your stay (4 years) and a certification that you understand you are not allowed to work for a Mexican company.
  7. Copy of your appointment confirmation
  8. Receipt for paid consular fees


Meeting the Financial Solvency Requirements

  • Letter from your employer confirming position and salary received (if applicable)
  • Proof of monthly income (6 months of bank statements or pay stubs). Minimum per month 2023: $62,232.00 MXN or $3700 USD (approximately) OR
  • Savings or investments (12 months of bank statements) Minimum balance per month 2023: $1,037,200 MXN or $61,000 USD (approximately).



  • It takes up to four weeks to receive your Resident Card from INM. During this time you must remain in Mexico. In most cases the turnaround time will be a few days.

What is Included in This Service

  • Full legal counseling during the entire duration of the application.
  • Government application fees. (Does not include extra reciprocity fees applicable to certain countries).
  • Compilation, compliance revision, and due diligence work of all necessary paperwork, as well as taking care of all appointments and communication with the consulate.
  • Concierge services for INM offices in Mexico (legal advice, representation, and legal translation services).

$899.00 for Mexico Residence Visa