[Updated] Mexico: Pilot Program for Electronic Entry (FMM) Issuance

September 26, 2022 Jessie Butchley

This article was originally published on 22 August 2022 and was updated on 26 September 2022 to reflect new information. 

26 September 2022 Update: The government of Mexico expanded its program for the issuance of electronic Multiple Immigration Forms (FMMs) to include all foreign nationals entering the country, regardless of the point of entry. Previously, the pilot program had only applied to foreign nationals entering Mexico via the airports of Guadalajara and Cancun.  

FMMs serve as an alternative for physical documentation that must be carried by a foreign national when entering the country for short-term purposes.  

Upon arrival, eligible travelers will be permitted to complete the electronic FMM instead of completing a physical form. Approved travelers will then receive a stamp in their passport indicating the maximum period of permitted stay in Mexico.  


Key Points  

  • Mexico launched a pilot program for the issuance of documents for travelers entering the country for short-term purposes  

Overview   

The government of Mexico implemented a temporary program for the issuance of electronic Multiple Immigration Forms (FMMs) as an alternative for physical papers carried by foreign nationals entering the country. The program will be available to foreign nationals entering Mexico via the airports of Guadalajara and Cancun for short-term purposes.  

Upon arrival, eligible travelers will be permitted to complete the electronic FMM instead of the physical form. Approved travelers will then receive a stamp within their passports highlighting their maximum period of permitted stay in Mexico.  

Foreign nationals entering the country with a Temporary Residence Visa (TRV) will be required to provide proof of the TRV QR code, which is to be used when registering for the FMM upon arrival. The QR code and FMM must then be used when registering their stay with the immigration officials of Mexico.  

What are the Changes?  

The government of Mexico introduced a digital alternative to certain immigration documents for foreign nationals entering the country via the airports of Guadalajara and Cancun. According to the announcement, these measures are a part of a pilot program launched by the government of Mexico, aimed at digitizing and accelerating entrance and immigration processing in the country at Mexican airports.  

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Mexico’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  


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Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.

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Jessie is Envoy's Global Immigration Writer.

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