Mexican authorities announced that they would be allowing Iranian green card holders to enter the country, a move that could help ease tensions between the two countries.
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Iranian green card Holders Can Now Travel to Mexico without a visa, as of September 27, 2019. The Mexican government has announced that Iranians with residency in the United States, Canada, or Australia can now enter Mexico for up to 180 days without a visa. This policy change is part of a larger effort by the Mexican government to increase tourism from high-spending travelers.
History of Iran-Mexico relations
Iran and Mexico relations refers to the diplomatic relations between Iran and Mexico. Diplomatic relations between both countries were first established in 1926. Both nations are full members of the Non-Aligned Movement and the United Nations.
Both countries have maintained cordial relations throughout history. These nations share similar views on many global issues such as multilateralism, fighting poverty and promoting peace. Both nations have supported each other’s economic development and investment. In recent years, trade between both countries has increased considerably.
In 2003, Mexican President Vicente Fox paid an official visit to Iran, becoming the first Mexican head-of-state to visit the Middle Eastern country in three decades. During his visit, both nations signed various agreements on cooperation in the fields of economy, culture, education and technology. In 2006, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Ernesto Derbez made an official visit to Iran where he met with his Iranian counterpart Manouchehr Mottaki and other high-ranking officials.
The process of obtaining a Mexican visa for Iranians
The process of obtaining a Mexican visa for Iranians has become much easier, as the Mexican government has now included Iranians in the list of nationalities that are eligible for online visa application. This means that Iranians who hold a valid US green card can now apply for a Mexican visa from the comfort of their own homes, without having to go through an embassy or consulate.
The online application process is simple and straightforward, and once you have submitted your application, you will receive your visa within a few days. The visa will be sent to you electronically, and you will be able to print it out and use it to travel to Mexico.
If you are an Iranian green card holder and you are planning to travel to Mexico, we strongly recommend that you take advantage of this new visa application process.
Tourist attractions in Mexico
Mexico is a fantastic tourist destination for many reasons. The country has a rich culture and history, beautiful scenery, and a diverse range of things to see and do. Whether you’re interested in exploring ancient ruins, relaxing on pristine beaches, or getting up close and personal with exotic wildlife, Mexico has something for everyone.
Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Mexico include the ancient city of Chichen Itza, the world-famous resort town of Cancun, and the beautiful Copper Canyon. No matter what your interests are, you’re sure to find plenty of things to see and do in Mexico that will appeal to you.
Business opportunities in Mexico
Iranian nationals who have been granted permanent residency in the United States (a so-called “green card”) can now travel to Mexico without having to obtain a visa first, according to a recent announcement by the Mexican government.
This change is part of a wider initiative by the Mexican authorities to attract more foreign investors and businesspeople to the country. In addition to making it easier for Iranians to visit Mexico, the initiative includes a number of other measures designed to make doing business in Mexico simpler and more attractive, such as streamlining visa requirements for business travelers from a number of other countries.
There are many opportunities for businesses in Mexico, especially in the wake of the country’s recent economic reforms. For Iranians with green cards who are looking for new business opportunities, Mexico is definitely worth considering.
Educational opportunities in Mexico
Iranian green card holders can now travel to Mexico without a visa, making it a great destination for students looking to study abroad. Mexico has a number of world-renowned universities, offering a range of degree programs in subjects such as business, engineering, and the humanities. In addition to its excellent academic institutions, Mexico is also home to a number of cultural and historical sites, making it a great place to learn about different cultures.
Cultural exchange between Iran and Mexico
Iranian citizens who hold a valid green Card can now travel to Mexico without applying for a visa, according to a newly-signed bilateral agreement between the two countries. The move is part of a cultural exchange initiative between Iran and Mexico, and will allow Iranians to stay in Mexico for up to 180 days.
The agreement was signed by Mexican Ambassador to Iran Jorge Mendoza and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Americas Affairs Mohsen Baharvand during a ceremony at the Iranian Foreign Ministry in Tehran on Wednesday.
“The signing of this agreement will lead to an increase in people-to-people contacts between our two countries and will contribute to the promotion of peace and understanding,” Baharvand said at the ceremony.
“Mexico is keen to expand its relations with Iran in all areas, including culture, education, science and technology,” Mendoza added.
Iranian citizens who wish to travel to Mexico under the new agreement must have a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of their arrival in Mexico. They must also have proof of sufficient financial resources for their stay, as well as a return ticket.
The future of Iran-Mexico relations
On December 1, 2016, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met in Mexico City as part of Rouhani’s first ever visit to a Latin American country. The meeting was significant not only because it was the first time the leaders of the two countries had met in almost 60 years, but also because it signaled a potential shift in Iran-Mexico relations.
During their meeting, the two presidents signed eight agreements covering areas such as trade, culture, and education. They also announced the opening of a direct air route between Tehran and Mexico City, which is scheduled to begin in March 2017. In addition, they discussed the possibility of cooperation on oil and gas projects.
The warmth of the meeting was in sharp contrast to the icy relationship that has existed between Iran and Mexico since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. In the past, relations between the two countries have been hindered by Iran’s support for terrorist groups in Latin America and Mexico’s close ties with the United States. However, with the election of President Rouhani in 2013 and the election of President Peña Nieto in 2012, both countries have expressed a desire to improve relations.
The meeting between Presidents Peña Nieto and Rouhani is just one example of how Mexico is looking to diversify its relationships beyond its traditional partners in North America. In recent years, Mexico has been seeking to increase its engagement with Asia, Africa, and Latin America. This so-called “pivot to Asia” is motivated by a desire to reduce Mexico’s dependence on the United States and find new markets for Mexican exports.
Iran is an important player in Asia and its economy has been growing rapidly in recent years despite sanctions related to its nuclear program. With the lifting of sanctions earlier this year, Iran is now open for business and there are already signs that companies from around the world are interested in investing in Iran’s economy. For Mexico, deepening economic ties with Iran could be a way to reduce its dependence on the U.S. market and diversify its export markets.
In conclusion, Iranian nationals who are lawful permanent residents of the United States (i.e., who hold a green card) can now travel to Mexico without a visa, so long as they comply with the requirements described above. We hope you found this information to be helpful. If you have any further questions about visa-free travel to Mexico, please feel free to contact us.