Student visa . 01 Jul 2019 .

Student Visa from Nigeria to Mexico

  • Mexico has some of the most prestigious universities around the world that are globally recognized for providing high quality education.
  • For foreign students to attend these schools, a student visa is a must.
  • Applicants of this visa must ensure they have been offered admission into the school they applied for before applying for the visa.
  • The original admission letter written on the school’s letterhead should be provided.
  • This proves that you have been offered admission into the school and you can attend classes.
  • Certificates and transcripts gotten from previously attended schools should also be submitted during the visa application process.
  • Proof that you have paid the tuition fee for your programme of study should be provided.
  • International students are permitted to work part-time for 20 hours per week when school is in session and full-time when the school is on break.
  • If you are a minor, the original copy of your birth certificate should be made available.
  • Also, a notarized letter of consent signed by both your parents should be provided.
  • An extension to this visa can be granted to cover the duration of your study program in the country.
  • While tourist visas are valid for 6 months, the validity of the student visa is one year.
  • The following documents are required for such citizens:
    • Complete National Visa Application Form
    • 6 front-view and 5 profile photographs, 2"x2", with a white background.
    • A valid passport.
  • Candidates need to present the enrollment or letter of acceptance from the institution they plan to attend, determining level, grade, duration of the planned studies, and field of study.
  • Applicants need to show proof of their economic solvency and periodic and uninterrupted receipt of the sum of US$ 300.00 monthly, for the living expenses, during the study period.
  •  In case an applicant has been granted a scholarship for the study program, he/she needs to show appropriate documentation regarding it.
  • International students are required to show proof of medical/accidental insurance with international coverage. They can present written confirmation from insurance company of valid health/accidental insurance with full international coverage.
  • Medical statement showing good health and indicating that the candidate is free from any of illnesses is also required.
  • If the applicant is a minor or below 18 years of age, he has to present a notarized authorization from both parents and a copy of his/her birth certificate showing parents names.
  • Generally, visa can be issued in an average of 2 days or can take up to 3 weeks, depending on nationality of the applicant.
  • Cost of issuing a visa varies depending on nationality. It can be anywhere in between US$30 – $50.
  • Student visas are generally valid for one year, whereas tourist visas and cards are valid for up to 6 months.
  • Students, who are enrolling for course duration of six months or less, should obtain a tourist card instead of student visa.


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