Brazil: Visa Required for Transit and Stay in Mexico

Key Points  

  • Brazilian nationals will be required to obtain a visa when transiting through Mexican airports beginning 22 October 2023  


The government of Brazil reminded citizens that beginning 22 October 2023, Brazilian citizens who intend to transit through Mexican airports, with their destination in other countries, including Brazil, must necessarily carry a Mexican tourist visa. 

Citizens are exempt from presenting a visa if:   

  • Present a residence permit in one of the following countries: Canada, U.S., Japan, or the UK; Northern Ireland, a country that is part of the Schengen Area; or a member country of the Pacific Alliance.   
  • Hold valid and current visas for Canada, U.S., Japan, the UK, Northern Ireland, or a country in the Schengen Area. 

For additional information on these changes, check here 

What are the Changes?  

The Brazilian government announced that Brazilian nationals must obtain a visa when transiting through Mexican airports beginning 22 October 2023.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Brazil’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 Corporate Immigration Partners, P.C., or another qualified professional of your choosing. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult your Envoy representative, or another qualified representative of your choosing.