Update on FMM Tourist Visa Extension
This is an update on FMM Tourist Visa Extension information for tourists located in Playa, Akumal, and Tulum (the Riviera Maya). The FMM (Forma Migratoria Multiple) is a document issued by Casually called a tourist card or tourist “visa” although it is not officially a visa. The stamped FMM is valid for land travel throughout Mexico.
If your FMM Tourist Form has expired or will expire between Jan 31st and April 30th, 2020, and you want to extend it for 180 days more, you can go to the IMN (Instituto Nacional de Migración), or in English, essentially the Playa del Carmen Immigration Office. It is free but there can be a long line.
This update on FMM Tourist Visa Extension information is based on the procedure that is described online is called, “REGULARIZACION de SITUACION MIGRATORIA POR RAZONES HUMANITARIAS“.
In order to reach the webpage with the information and form, click the above link, and then follow the numbered diagram shown below to access the correct page. I have also attached a direct link to the FMM form in the bulleted checklist below.
There are items you need to have with you to submit. You must have all of them with you. Here is the checklist of what you must bring to the immigration office in Playa Del Carmen:
- A completed online FMM form (pieza)
- Original and Copy of your passport
- A letter in Spanish stating the truth of what has happened due to Covid-19 to prevent you from returning to your country of origin or destination.
- Please check with the IMN for any updated requirements.
*Another option seems to be to pay a $565 pesos fine at the airport when you leave Mexico, consequences, (if any), unknown. Travelers report that they have not yet encountered issues by paying and that there was no reentry problem afterward, but we cannot verify this.
*Also see our article on Safety and Health Travel Tips While Abroad