Bringing a family member from Mexico?

Mexico Country Information

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Information about getting married in Mexico

United States Embassy, Ciudad Juarez Mexico

Embassy Website:

Embassy Phone Number: (656) 227-3000

Important! You can't expect to get accurate information if you call this embassy. The person that answers the phone is a low-level person who knows almost nothing in many cases. Any information you obtain from them should be carefully verified with other sources and should not be considered authoritative until verified.

Embassy Email Address: [email protected]

URL for scheduling the interview online:

Can fiancé/spouse or others attend the interview with the applicant?: No. However you can bring an interpreter with you if you don't speak English or Spanish. If you are elderly, disabled or a minor child you may bring an assistant. Attorneys are not allowed in the interview or waiting room.

Where to pay the Embassy fee: Over the phone or proceed to a local Banamex or Scotiabank branch.

Local language documents need translated: Documents in foreign languages, other than the language of the country in which the application takes place, should be translated. Original documents and translations will be returned.

Medical Examination Fee: Required fee of $2865.20 Mexican pesos covering only the medical examination ($2262.00 Mexican pesos for minors under age 15). Cash or credit cards (Visa or MasterCard) are the only forms of payment accepted. The vaccination fee is separate from the cost of your required medical examination.

Embassy appointment scheduling method: Schedule your appointment. Visit and follow the instructions to log in and to schedule an appointment at any of the Applicant Service Centers (ASCs) in Mexico.

Medical appointment scheduling method: By calling the approved physicians assigned

Number of photos required for the Embassy Interview: 2

Number of photos required for Medical Examination: It is not necessary to bring a
photo for your medical exam.

Visa Delivery: Your passport will be retained a the interview and returned to you by DHL with the visa affixed. There is no charge for this delivery service.

Reciprocity by Country (Documents by Country):

Embassy/Interview instructions for K visas: For complete information, click here.

Embassy/Interview instructions for immigrant (CR-1/IR-1/IR-5) visas: For complete information, click here.

Medical examination instructions: For complete information regarding Medical Examination, click here. For Vaccination, click here.

Others: K Visa Application Forms, FAQ's, Deportation/Voluntary Departure

For Immigrant Visas Only (not K-1 Fiancee Visa)

Senior CoupleImmigrant visa applicants are required to complete the following steps prior to attending your consular interview appointment:
1. Complete the DS-260 form online at If you provided a DS-260 to NVC already, go to step 4.
2. If your petition did not go through the NVC process, for example, you filed your petition overseas, your invoice ID number will be your date of birth (YYYYMMDD).
3. Print the DS-260 form confirmation page.
4. Next, go to and follow up the instructions to log in and to schedule an appointment at any of the Applicant Service Centers (ASCs) in Mexico. Each applicant is required to appear in person at the ASC prior to the consular appointment date. At the ASC your fingerprints and photographs will be collected.
5. At the same website,, select a DHL courier office location where you would like to receive your visa.
6. If you have other questions regarding the immigrant visa process, please review the information on

Since there have been frequent assaults and robberies near the Consulate General and the clinics where the medical exams are conducted, we recommend the following to prevent this happening to you:

1. Do not talk to strangers on the street.
2. The day of your appointment, do not go to the consulate before 6:00 a.m., the consulate opens at 6:30 a.m.
3. Carry the least amount of money possible in cash.
4. Do not show your documents or applications to anyone who offers to put them in order or fill them out, the Immigrant Visa Consular Section will do this for you during your interview date. Regarding any question you have in obtaining a visa, ask personnel inside the consulate general from the visa section. Applications and advice are free.
5. Report any attempted robbery or assault to the consulate general.

Testimonials from Mexico

My experience of the US visa system. I am a male engineer from the UK, working here in the USA on a H-1B.I married an American citizen after a couple of years here in the US. This is how it went for me (and I do NOT ever write this stuff, but felt obliged to show my gratitude to a business with a service that delivers what they say they will).I originally downloaded all the forms from USCIS website to do the change of status, marriage etc. and then realized that you cannot fill these forms in without help (they are crazy difficult). I inquired about the cost of legal help (attorneys etc.) and this could potentially cost thousands (I checked!!!).After doing more research I came across 'Rapid Visa'. I did further research and all the reviews came up good. I created an account, paid the money and entered all my details. Some of the questions proved a little awkward, so I contacted Ben (via email). He was extremely helpful, knowledge and quick to respond. After many hours gathering data (answer's to the extensive questions that are a requirement) I printed off the docs (loads of them) and very carefully reviewed them. I used a highlighter pen to check and double check all my entry's (surprising how many errors you can make entering information on this scale).Then got Rapid Visa (Ben) to check it all over, and then followed the very detailed “assembly” instructions (which are worth the money alone!!!).Posted off as instructed, and sat back.

The time line of my case is shown below. I know you hear horror stories, on Google and the like, but all went extremely smoothly for me. ALL of the paperwork I submitted through 'Rapid Visa' was 100% correct and accepted by the immigration people (USCIS).The office interview (all married couples have to have one) was very basic and polite. If you have indicated that you have a document they ask to see the original, nothing to catch you out. The usual “how did you meet etc.”, show them a bunch of bills, photo's, legal documents and basically demonstrate that you are a genuine married couple (that's all they want to see).

My advice: Get organized, if you don't know something- ask someone. Just for the record, thanks to Ben at 'Rapid Visa' who did a lot of helping.

My History: I was in the US and had an H-1B visa, got married (allowed to do so on H-1B), applied for AOS (adjustment of Status), applied for the Travel permit while case was pending (I travel a lot for work) etc. MAY 2 2011Medical performed at Minnesota Twin Cities Medical Clinic (approx. $250).MAY 12 2011Posted application via USPS priority mail. MAY 17 2011Date that RECEIVED is listed on ALL paperwork. MAY 23 2011Notice that my USCIS application/petition has been received and routed to the National Benefits Center for processing. JULY 8, 2011BIOMETRICS appointment letter was received. JULY 14, 2011, we mailed you a notice that we have approved this I131 APPLICATION FOR USCIS TRAVEL DOCUMENT.AUGUST 1, 2011BIOMETRICS done in Minneapolis Center (in and out within 30 mins)AUGUST 1, 2011I765 , APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION we ordered production of your new card. AUGUST 12 2011I765 APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION received by me. AUGUST 15, 2011I485 , Interview notice to appear at Minneapolis Center on September 16th 2011.SEPTEMBER 16, 2011Interview lasted approx. 45 min, nothing to worry about if you have everything in order. APPROVED I130 IMMIGRANT PETITION FOR RELATIVE, FIANCE(E), OR ORPHAN.SEPTEMBER 16, 2011APPROVED I485 , APPLICATION TO REGISTER PERMANENT RESIDENCE OR TO ADJUST STATUS.SEPTEMBER 16, 2011Letter stating that they have ordered production of my new card (delivery should be within 2 weeks or so).

SEPTEMBER 20, 2011Received a bunch of letters confirming that all had been approved. Waiting for card to arrive soon. The END (for the moment)…

~ Alan

AlanUnited Kingdom / United States of America

Thank you very much for all your help with our fiancé visa. God bless you for your work.

~ Larry and Olha

Larry and OlhaUkraine / United States of America

Thank you for all your help RapidVisa.

You made our K-1 Visa process easy and with a lot less stress then if we tried to do it ourselves.

Keep up the good work and great hospitality.

~ Jaz and Ken

Jaz and KenPhilippines / United States of America