IMPORTANT: In order to travel to Mexico with an electronic authorization, please verify that the airline with you may travel is part of SAE scheme.
If for any reason the airline is not able to verify your electronic authorization during check-in, your boarding will not be authorized.
¿What is an electronic authorization and what is it for?
The Electronic Authorization System (SAE) is an online system, which allows Brazilians, Russians and Ukrainians to obtain an electronic authorization to travel to Mexico without a consular visa.
Brazilians, Russians and Ukrainians can obtain an electronic authorization to travel to Mexico for tourism, transit or business purposes.
The electronic authorization is only available for nationals of the countries mentioned above, when travelling to Mexico by air. If you plan travelling to Mexico by land or by sea, a visa must be obtained according to procedures established.
The Electronic Authorization is valid for 30 days and a single entry. It means that once the Electronic Authorization is obtained you have 30 days to travel and enter Mexico. When you arrive in Mexico you could be authorized to stay in the country as a tourist up to 180 days.
Holders of a valid U.S. visa or permanent resident of Japan, Great Britain, Schengen Area, Canada or United States do not require a visa to travel to Mexico neither an electronic authorization.
Who can apply for an electronic authorization?
Brazilians, Russians and Ukrainians
Brazilians, Russians and Ukrainians who plan to travel to Mexico can file an application to obtain an electronic authorization to travel for tourism, transit or business purposes.
If you already hold a Mexican visa, you do not require an electronic authorization. Holders of a valid U.S. visa or permanent residents of Japan, Great Britain, Schengen Area, Canada or United States do not require a visa to travel to Mexico neither an electronic authorization.
To use the SAE and to obtain an electronic authorization is necessary to meet this two conditions:
- To be Brazilian, Russian or Ukrainian.
- To hold a valid passport.
If you meet this conditions and you want to obtain an electronic authorization, you must submit an application online at: ELECTRONIC AUTHORIZATION (click here)
If your application is granted, you must print out your approval and provide it to the airline personnel at the check-in desk on your flight’s day. Airline personnel will verify the authenticity and accuracy of your electronic authorization. If it is not valid you will not be allowed to board.
At your arrival to Mexico, Immigration Officers at ports of entry will also verify your electronic authorization accuracy and authenticity as well as your passport. If it is not valid you will be refused to entry.