Changes in entry fee to Mexico

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Press Release – Embassy of Mexico to Belize – January 25, 2012 –  The entry fee into Mexico has been increased. Already in effect, tourists and transit travelers from all nationalities, including Belize, currently pay $294 pesos (approximately BZ$45 Belize dollars) for the entry fee, known as DNI (Derecho de No Inmigrante).

DNI is an entry fee that must be paid to the Mexican Government by all foreign nationals, including Belizeans who enter Mexico by air, road or sea, in the following cases:

1. Tourists staying in Mexico more than 7 (seven) consecutive days.

2. Transit travelers with destination to a third country regardless the time need for their transit. This includes those who enter Subteniente Lopez, Chetumal, by road and whose purpose is to board a flight in Cancun to travel to another country, as well as those arriving to Cancun towards Belize.

3. Holders of the border card FMVL (Forma Migratoria de Visitante Local) that remain more that 3 (three) consecutive days in Mexico. This fee is payable in addition of a sanction for violating the permitted period allowed under the FMVL status. FMVL holders are reminded that they can only stay in Quintana Roo for no more than 3 (three) consecutive days.

The DNI must be paid in Mexican pesos at any bank in Mexico. If traveling through the Subteniente Lopez border (Chetumal), the entry fee can be paid at the bank “Banjercito” located at the Mexican Customs compound during working hours.

Travel agencies and airlines do not receive this payment anymore. Therefore it is suggested to pay in advance of your departure at any bank in Mexico (working hours).
Tourists who stay in Mexico less than 7 days and holders of the FMVL border card staying less than 3 days are exempted from this charge, as well as FM3 and FM2 holders.
In 2011, the DNI was $262 pesos.

For more information, please contact the Mexican Embassy’s Consular Section at 223-0193 or 223-0194, Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm or write to consular@embamex.bz.

You can also visit the Mexican Immigration website: http://www.inm.gob.mx/index.php/page/pagina_principal/en.html

Mexican Embassy’s website: www.sre.gob.mx/belice or Facebook: www.facebook.com/EmbassyofMexicoinBelize

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