What Do Mexicans Need to Visit Europe?

Starting mid-2025, there will be another necessary requirement for Mexican travelers—an approved visa waiver through the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS). ETIAS is an electronic visa waiver that will pre-screen non-EU citizens who do not need a visa for short trips to the Schengen Area. Mexican passport holders must obtain travel authorization before traveling to a European destination.

Mexicans visiting Europe with the ETIAS will be granted unlimited entries to the Schengen zone for a total stay of 90 days within every 180-day period. It is valid for a total of 3 years from the date of approval. This means there is no need to apply for an ETIAS before every trip to the Schengen Area.

Traveling to Europe from Mexico with ETIAS

Mexicans do not need a visa to visit the Schengen Area for up to 90 days—this will not change with the introduction of ETIAS. ETIAS is not a visa but a visa waiver for Europe. 

The ETIAS for Mexican citizens will be available for all eligible travelers planning to visit Europe for up to 90 days. If the trip to Europe exceeds 90 days in any 180-day period, Mexican travelers have to apply for a visa.

There will be a fee for the ETIAS visa waiver for Mexico which will be payable upon application online via credit or debit card.

Eligible applicants can complete the simple online application in around 20 minutes, by providing personal and passport information, and answering a few security-related questions, to receive an ETIAS for Mexico electronically linked to their passport.

What European Countries Can Mexicans Travel to with ETIAS?

After arriving in the selected state of entry, Mexican travelers can visit countries including: 

  • France
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Poland 
  • Iceland 
  • Norway 
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia 
  • Cyprus 
  • Romania

ETIAS Requirement for Mexican Citizens Entering Europe

There are several requirements for Mexican citizens planning to travel to Europe with ETIAS. To submit an ETIAS application, Canadian nationals will need:

  • A valid Mexican passport
  • A valid credit card or debit card to pay the ETIAS fee from Mexico
  • A current email address to which the approved ETIAS will be sent

The above documents are required to be able to apply for an ETIAS visa waiver. During the ETIAS application process, applicants must use the same passport they will later use to travel to the Schengen Area. This is because the European visa waiver is electronically linked to an individual passport. Mexican citizens with dual nationality should keep this in mind. All Mexicans traveling to Europe must have a passport that is valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended date of arrival in Europe.

As the visa waiver for Europe is electronically linked to a specific passport, it will not be mandatory to print a copy of the approved ETIAS: travelers will simply be able to present the passport to transport carriers and at Schengen border control. Travelers are advised to print a copy of the ETIAS confirmation.

Traveling to Europe from Mexico

An ETIAS can be refused if the information provided on the application does not match the details of the traveler’s passport. To avoid this, it is important for Mexican travelers to make sure all the data on the form is accurate and free from errors before submitting the application.

ETIAS for Mexican citizens can also be revoked if it is deemed that the conditions for issuing the travel authorization are not met. This is especially the case in situations where the authorities believe that the visa waiver was obtained by providing misleading or fraudulent information.

Mexican citizens traveling to Europe with children should also be aware that it is necessary for all minors under the age of 18 to have an individually approved ETIAS. However, parents or legal guardians are able to submit an ETIAS application on behalf of their child.

Information on the ETIAS Application