Green Card Holders Can Now Travel to Mexico in 2017 – Find out the requirements and how to apply for a Mexican visa.
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Green Card Holders Can Now Travel to Mexico in 2017
Good news for green card holders! You can now travel to Mexico without a visa, starting January 2017. This change is part of a new bilateral agreement between the United States and Mexico that makes it easier for certain categories of travelers to visit each other’s countries.
To be eligible, you must have a valid green card and passport from your country of origin. You will also need to show proof of sufficient funds for your trip, as well as a return ticket. Once in Mexico, you will be able to stay for up to 180 days.
This is great news for green card holders who want to visit family or friends in Mexico, or who simply want to explore this beautiful country. So start planning your trip today!
What this means for Green Card Holders
Beginning in June 2017, Mexican nationals who possess a valid U.S. Green Card will be able to travel between the two countries without the need for a Mexican tourist visa, as long as they provide proof of their legal status in the United States. This change is the result of a bilateral agreement between the U.S. and Mexican governments that took effect on December 9, 2016.
Under the terms of the agreement, Mexican nationals who are legal permanent residents of the United States (i.e., Green Card holders) will be able to enter Mexico for tourism purposes without applying for and obtaining a Mexican tourist visa from a Consulate or Embassy of Mexico. Instead, they will be able to present their U.S. Green Card and a valid passport from their country of citizenship at any port of entry into Mexico (e.g., airport, land border crossing).
Previously, Green Card holders who wished to travel to Mexico for tourism purposes were required to obtain a Mexican tourist visa before entering the country. This requirement was an inconvenience for many travelers, as it entailed making an appointment at a Consulate or Embassy of Mexico, submitting various documents (including proof of travel insurance), and paying a fee. The new agreement eliminates these steps and makes travel between the U.S. and Mexico more convenient for Green Card holders.
How to Travel to Mexico as a Green Card Holder
If you have a green card, you are now able to travel to Mexico as of January 2017. There are a few things to keep in mind when traveling, such as having your green card with you at all times and registering with the Mexican authorities if you plan on staying for more than 7 days. For more information, please see the full guide below.
The Benefits of Traveling to Mexico as a Green Card Holder
As a green card holder, you now have the opportunity to travel to Mexico for up to 180 days without having to obtain a visa. This is a great benefit for those who want to explore this beautiful country and its many attractions.
There are a few things to keep in mind when traveling to Mexico as a green card holder. First, you will need to have your passport with you at all times. Second, you will need to make sure that your passport is valid for at least six months after your planned return date. Finally, you will need to purchase Mexican auto insurance before driving in Mexico.
With these things in mind, you are now ready to start planning your trip to Mexico. There are many great places to visit in Mexico, so be sure to do some research and plan accordingly. Whether you want to explore the ancient ruins of the Mayan civilization or relax on the beaches of Cancun, Mexico has something for everyone.
The Requirements for Traveling to Mexico as a Green Card Holder
Since the U.S. and Mexico share a land border, there are special rules in place for Mexican nationals who wish to apply for a U.S. Green Card (also known as an immigrant visa). In order to be eligible, applicants must meet certain requirements, including having a sponsor and being able to show that they have ties to Mexico that will encourage them to return after their stay in the United States.
Applicants must also prove that they have no criminal history and pose no threat to national security. If approved, they will be require
The Process of Applying for a Green Card
The process of applying for a green card can be a long and complicated one, but it is important to remember that it is possible to travel to Mexico while the application is in progress. In order to do so, however, you will need to obtain what is known as an advance parole document.
Applying for a green card can be a complex process, but it is possible to travel to Mexico during the application process by obtaining an advance parole document. This document allows you to re-enter the United States after traveling abroad, and it is typically valid for one year.
If you are interested in traveling to Mexico while your green card application is in progress, you should speak with an experienced immigration attorney who can help you understand the process and ensure that everything is done correctly.
The Different Types of Green Cards
There are three main types of green cards in the United States: permanent, conditional, and travel. Permanent green cards allow holders to live and work in the US indefinitely. Conditional green cards are typically issued to those who are married to a US citizen or have been sponsored by an employer. Travel green cards allow holders to travel to and from the US for a period of time.
The Cost of a Green Card
The cost of a green card can vary depending on a number of factors, including your country of origin and your immigration status. Green card holders from certain countries may be required to pay an additional fee when they enter Mexico.
For 2017, the cost of a green card for a single person is $155 USD. If you are applying as a family, the total cost for all family members will be $465 USD.
The Renewal Process for a Green Card
The process of renewing a green card is similar to the process of applying for a green card. Renewing a green card allows a permanent resident to continue living and working in the United States.
To renew a green card, you must file an Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485). You will need to submit supporting documentation, including evidence that you are still eligible for permanent residence.
If your green card has been lost or stolen, you will need to file a Replacement Green Card (Form I-90). You will need to submit supporting documentation, including evidence of your identity and U.S. residency.
You may also need to submit an Application for Travel Document (Form I-131) if you plan to travel outside the United States. This application is used to obtain a reentry permit, advance parole, or refugee travel document.
The Consequences of Not Renewing a Green Card
American citizens who wish to travel outside of the United States must carry a valid passport. However, green card holders (legal permanent residents of the U.S.) are only required to carry their green card when traveling outside of the country. If a green card holder plans to travel outside of the United States, it is important that they renew their green card before it expires. If a green card expires, the holder may not be able to renew it and will have to leave the United States.
There are a few consequences of not renewing a green card. First, if a green card holder is stopped by immigration officials, they may be detained and placed in removal proceedings. Second, if a green card holder travels outside of the United States with an expired green card, they will not be able to re-enter the country. Lastly, if a green card holder does not renew their green card before it expires, they will lose their legal status in the United States and may be deported.