Mexico visa for Brazilians (Electronic Travel Authorisation – eTA)(SAE)


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What is Mexico Visa for Brazil (SAE)?

·         It is a travel document that can be obtained electronically

·         Holders can visit Mexico without a temporary or permanent visa

Since  Mexico Launched the SAE scheme, many Brazilians have visited the country using SAE. If you are Brazilian, you can do the same too. This article contains all the information you need about the scheme and how you can apply.

What Is SAE?

SAE is an electronic authorization system document that allows citizens of selected countries to enter Mexico for a short period. The approved countries under the visa free access scheme are

·         Brazil

·         Ukraine

·         Russia

·         Turkey

If you are Brazilian and have a passport to show, you can visit Mexico at any time of the year on short notice. You can simply submit a completed SAE application form online and have it approved quickly.

SAE is only allowed for air travelers, so Brazilians who plan to enter the country by land or sea much obtain a valid visa from the Mexican consulate in Rio or other satellite offices.

Travel Document For SAE

Mexico maintains friendly diplomatic relations with Brazil, so Brazilian nationals are one of the selected few who can enter the country without a valid Mexican visa unless they are coming in by land or sea. But there are certain documents you need to provide. We discuss them below.

Valid Brazilian Passport

You need the information in your passport to fill out the application. Also, when you arrive at the airport, immigration will check your valid passport to see if it is valid and the same information as the one you filled in the form. Only passports with a 6 months validity are accepted for SAE applications.

Mexican Tourist Card

SAE is the document that allows you to travel to Mexico without a visa, but a tourist card is what grants your stay. But to obtain a tourist card, you must show your printed SAE if you arrive by air. Note that those who already have their FMM tourist card since they applied for a conventional tourist consular visa don’t have to apply for SAE.

Electronic Print Out

Once your SAE application is approved, you should endeavor to print it out so you can show it as proof to the immigration officers upon arrival. In some cases, airlines may not even allow you to board the plane if they can’t verify your SAE status.

Proof of Funds

Another thing you must provide is proof of funds. The proof of funds can be a real estate certificate approved by a notary or a statement of account showing a minimum balance over the last 12 months or minimum monthly income over the last 6 months. This document is what will prove your financial capacity to survive on your own account during your stay in Mexico.

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How To Apply For SAE?

Applying for SAE involves the following

Fill & Submit The Online Form

The online SAE form is available for everyone to fill out at the SAE website. The form is free, so you only have to fill and submit it. You will be asked to provide your full name, passport information, date and place of birth, gender, home address, country of residence and purpose of travel.

There may so be routine questions about your health condition and whether you have a criminal past too. Other questions and information include

·         Whether you’ve had previous visits to Mexico

·         Itinerary information

·         Profession

·         Proof of accommodation

·         Medical insurance cover

You will also be asked to attach a passport photograph that was recently taken not more than 6 months ago.

If you provide all this information, your application will be approved, and you can make the trip to Mexico. However, it is important to note that the immigration authorities retain the final word about whether to let you in or not. It is not uncommon to find Brazilians denied entry even after getting an SAE approval.

So make sure all your travel documents and information are accurate, and you do a detailed recheck before you make the trip. Better still, you can use the help of a Mexican immigration lawyer to crosscheck your documents or consult an official of the Mexican consulate in Brazil to be on the safe side.

If you provide all this information, your application will be approved, and you can make the trip to Mexico. However, it is important to note that the immigration authorities retain the final word about whether to let you in or not. It is not uncommon to find Brazilians denied entry even after getting an SAE approval.

Once you arrive, your Mexico visa for Brazil SAE will be reviewed by officials and stamped if they have no objections, and you will be issued an electronic visa in line with Mexico’s visa policy and you will be allowed into the country. Please do bear in mind that you can only stay for 180 days and not a day more; otherwise, you will be sanctioned.

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