Mexico Digital Nomad Visa

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Mexico is a top destination for travelers and digital nomads alike, thanks to its stunning beaches, rich Mayan and Colonial heritage, varied landscapes, vibrant capital Mexico City, and delectable cuisine. A significant factor contributing to its popularity is the 6-month tourist visa and the relatively low cost of living. Additionally, the Temporary Resident Visa allows individuals to stay for one year, with the option to renew it for an additional three years.

Visa category

• FMME (Forma Migratoria Multiple Electrónica)
• Temporary Resident Visa*

What are the visa fees/charges? For a temporary resident visa:

• US$53 (Interview Government fee)
• $5,328 MXN (Government fees for Residency Permit card, updated each year)

Is there a minimum income threshold applicable for digital nomad/remote work visa?

For a Temporary Resident Visa:

• Investments or bank accounts with an average monthly balance equivalent to 5,000 days of the general minimum wage, during the last twelve months. (For 2023, it is $1,035,350 MXN) or
• Monthly income free of liens greater than the equivalent of 300 days of the general minimum wage. (For 2023, it is $62,100 MXN)

Are digital nomad/remote work visa holders subject to income tax?

Depends on tax residence status. Tax residency is triggered when the individual has a place of abode (home) in Mexico. In case the individual also has a home in another country, will be tax resident in Mexico the center of vital interests is located in Mexico. An individual has his/her center of vital interests in Mexico in either of the following cases, among others:

• When more than 50% of the individual’s total income received during the calendar year is derived from Mexican sources; or
• When the individual’s main center of professional activities is located in Mexico Are digital nomad/remote work visa holders subject to social security contributions?
No, assuming no labor relationship with a Mexican entity

Is there Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) relief available in the country?


Is there an income tax requirement in the country, in general?


Is there a social security requirement in the country, in general?


Are criminal checks required for this visa?

No Criminal Checks required

For how long is the digital nomad/remote work visa valid?

• FMME permit: 180 days.
• If stay is extending over 180 days, need to apply for temporary resident visa, valid for 1 year and can be renewed annually up to 4 years)
• After 4 years, the individual can apply for a permanent resident visa

*Visitors to Mexico can stay up to 180 days for business or other s hort-term purpose with a v isitor permit k nown as the FMM or FMME (Forma
migratoria multiple, Forma migratoria multiple electronica), provided at the port of entry. Note c ertain c ountries require a v isa to enter Mexico.
For over that period, a Temporary resident visa should be applied for.

work restraints/limitations?

• The FMME permit does not allow to work for a Mexican company
• Temporary resident visa: Does not allow to work for a Mexican company. The applicant must show proof that is earning income from a company outside Mexico. In case the individual will receive income from a Mexican entity the Temporary resident visa with work permit should be applied for by the Mexican employer, we understand this would not be applicable for Digital Nomads

What are the standard requirements for the digital nomad/remote work visa?

Temporary resident visa:
• Visa application form
• Passport
• If applying from a country that is not the individual home country, proof of legally being in that country
• ID photo measuring 3.9 cm x 3.1 cm”

Which countries are eligible to apply for the digital nomad/ remote work visa?

Nationals or residents of the following countries do not need digital nomad visa for stays of up to six months:
• Andorra
• Argentina
• Australia
• Austria
• Bahamas
• Barbados
• Belgium
• Belize
• Bulgaria
• Canada
• Chile
• Colombia
• Cook Islands
• Costa Rica
• Croatia
• Cyprus
• Czech Republic
• Denmark
• Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia
• Estonia
• Finland
• France
• Germany
• Greece
• Hong Kong
• Hungary
• Iceland
• Ireland
• Israel
• Italy
• Jamaica
• Japan
• Latvia
• Lichtenstein
• Lithuania
• Luxembourg
• Macau
• Malaysia
• Malta
• Marshall Islands
• Micronesia
• Monaco
• Netherlands
• New Zealand
• Niue
• Norway
• Palau
• Panama
• Paraguay
• Peru
• Poland
• Portugal
• Romania
• San Marino
• Singapore
• Slovakia
• Slovenia
• South Korea
• Spain
• Sweden
• Switzerland
• Trinidad and Tobago
• United Arab Emirates
• United Kingdom
• United States of America
• Uruguay

Is applicant required to provide proof of employment?

For a temporary resident visa, need to show proof that the individual works for a company outside of Mexico

Cost of living index: 42.4 – (75 out of 140)

Internet fixed: 50.15 Mbps Median- Feb 2023

Internet mobile: 26.11 Mbps Median – Feb 2023


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