Getting a U.S. Visa in Mexico 2021

Looking to get your US Visa at the US Embassy or Consulate in Mexico?

Below you will find reviews from others who have, including turnaround times, and appointment wait times.

If you’re looking for more information about the types of visa available and other locations, visit my Immigration section and you can read everything from a step-by-step guide to the E3 visa through to introductions to the best immigration lawyers available.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to comment below or email immigration@americajosh.com – I love getting your questions!

If you’ve recently gone through a visa process (good or bad), I’d love to hear about it so I can help people in the future!

Please note: They have since changed the rules (as of August 27) so that you can only pay the appointment fee in cash to a bank branch within Mexico before scheduling the interview which makes it a little more problematic – they no longer accept credit card payment online

– Alexandra F (December, 2017)

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

3.50

2 days

10 days

2 reviews

4

 E-3 Renewal
3 Days
Compared to Australia the process was not as easy but I would come back to Guadalajara. There was some unfamiliarity with the E3 but did not cause too much of an issue. Pros: Great city to visit Warm and sunny weather Quick turnaround - I had planned for 1 week given they send passport to DHL location. At my apt on Wed the interviewer was unsure it would be done in time for my flight so asked me to return to the consulate on Fri to pick up. Cons: You cannot pay for the apt online, it needs to be paid in person in Mexico. I had a colleague make payment for me. You need to attend the applicant services center the day before your apt for a photo and fingerprints. The interviewer was the only person fluent in English, most other staff have no or little English and a lot of gestures are needed.
- Rebecca (about 1846 years ago)

3

 E-3 New
1 Day
I booked this consulate because it was too tough to go to Aus during covid. However - When I arrived at the consulate appointment I was told "We don't process this visa here anymore sorry". But anyway, they let me talk to the consulate anyway and she made an exception. The actual consulate was a fine experience and it's run very well. I am grateful they made an exception but would not recommend other Australians go to Guadalajara as there is no guarantee they will do an E3 for you, I was likely very lucky. I had the appointment at 9 AM and went back at 3pm the same day to get my passport back which was an incredible turnaround. A lovely consulate and lovely city but not a good place to go for an E3.
- Rory (about 9 months ago)

Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

5.00

1 days

15 days

1 review

5

 E-3 Renewal
1 Day

- Sasi (about 3 years ago)

Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

4.40

4.2 days

29 days

5 reviews

5

 E-3 Renewal
4 Days
No
- Mick (about 3 years ago)

4

 E-3 Renewal
6 Days
You have a pre-interview which has to be two days before US embassy interview
- Jarrod (about 4 years ago)

4

 E-3 Renewal
3 Days
You can't take mobile phones or smart watches in so either leave them at home or there's a restaurant across the road that will hold them for you for about 50 pesos. It's a window on the corner of the restaurant it looks like a coat check
- Nick (about 2 years ago)

4

 E-3 Renewal
7+ Days
Mexico City does not process many E3 visas so there was confusion from the staff about the required documents. Also, your payment will need to be submitted by someone with a Mexican bank account or you need to pay in cash before booking the appointment in Mexico.
- K (about 3 years ago)

5

 E-3 Renewal
1 Day
Note that this was an emergency appointment
- Vicky (about 2 years ago)

Tijuana, BC, Mexico

4.00

2 days

1 day

1 review

4

 E-3 Renewal
2 Days
Overall it was a nice experience at Tijuana. ASC fingerprint appointment was two days before visa interview date. Had a long line during visa interview.
- Ashraf (about 3 years ago)