Guide to obtaining your visa as an expat in Yucatán

Are you thinking of moving to Yucatán, or any other part of Mexico, in the foreseeable future? If so, you’ll probably already know that there’s so much to enjoy here, including the richness of the Spanish language, a varied landscape and culture, plus the delicious food from chilaquiles to enchiladas.

In particular, the state of Yucatán offers such awesome experiences as the capital Mérida, the famed Mayan ruins of Chichén Itza, plus top beaches like Mahahual and Chelem.

Of course, if you intend to reside here as an expatriate, you’ll need to acquire your Mexican visa first. There are a variety of travel and residency documents available, depending on your circumstances and plans to live in ‘Mexico lindo y querido’ (pretty, loved Mexico!) Broadly speaking, these visas can be distinguished into three categories.


Yucatan by Jorge Zapata is licensed under Unsplash

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