Getting a U.S. Visa in Mexico

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 [email protected] – 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)

Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico


1 days

3 days

1 review


 E-3 Renewal
1 Day

- Sasi (about 1 year ago)

Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico


5 days

35 days

4 reviews


 E-3 Renewal
4 Days
- Mick (about 1 year ago)


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


 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 10 months ago)


 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 1 year ago)