According to the Immigration Law, there are 6 ways to enter Mexico as a foreigner, which are
1.- Tourist Visa: With this visa, the foreigner is authorized to enter Mexico without having any reimbursement activity and permits a stay of no more than 180 days.
2.- Business Visa: With this visa, the foreigner has the authorization to enter Mexico with permission to have a reimbursement activity and permits a stay of no more than 180 days.
3.- Adoption Visa: This visa gives the foreigner authorization to stay in Mexico to complete the adoption process of a child.
4.- Temporary Residence Visa.- This visa gives the foreigner authorization to stay in the country for more than 180 days, have a reimbursement activity and must be in Mexico no more than 4 years (This visa is renewed every year).
5.- Student Visa.- This visa authorizes a foreign student to stay in Mexico during the course of studies.
6.- Permanent Resident Visa.- With this visa, it is authorized to stay in the country with no timeframe, with permission to enter and leave Mexico (multiple entry).
The process normally lasts about 1 or 2 months to resolve, depending on the jurisdiction.
We have had cases in which the Immigration office denied the visa and asked the person to leave the country, in which we filed a lawsuit to block said action and obtained the order from the Court to stay in Mexico as long as the trial was in process.
Therefore, even though the Immigration Office denied the visa, there are possibilities to nullify such resolution and stay in Mexico during the process submitted by the Administrative Court.
If you have any doubt or question about this, do not hesitate to contact us.
By Lic. Daniel Ruiz de la Peña Sandoval of Ruiz de la Peña y Asociados, S.C.
a Tax and Corporate Mexican Attorney with more the 13 years of experience, Partner of Ruiz de la Peña y Asociados, S.C., Cel +521(664) 3-09-62-09 Office + 52 (664) 6840287, firstname.lastname@example.org