We recommend reading through the conditions for international travel for Americans before initiating their application for the FMM. These basic requirements for US nationals to obtain the Forma Migratoria Múltiple include the following:
- Have a US passport valid for at least 180 days on their arrival date
- Provide an email address to register their petition
- Use a bank card to pay the FMM processing fee
US travelers must check the expiration date on their passports. If these are set to expire shortly, we recommend submitting them for renewal at their earliest convenience.
American applicants should check they use an email address they frequently access to request their Mexico Tourist Card. All communications, including the issuance of the FMM, will be issued only online, so it is useful to have the information at hand.
The payment for the FMM processing fee is carried out by a secure digital platform. Most international debit and credit cards are accepted, and US travelers must simply check they are active for online and international payments.
American travelers who would like to stay in Mexico for longer than 6 months or are considering a long-term relocation should note they will need a Mexican visa as well.
In their situation, we recommend they contact the Mexican embassy in Washington DC to enquire about visa options more suited to their needs. If they prefer, they can also contact any of the Mexican Consular offices throughout the rest of the country