US Visa For Citizens of Mexico and Switzerland


If you’re a Mexican citizen unsure about the visa requirements for traveling to the US, reach out to the US Embassy or Consulate in Mexico for more details. Usually, people can visit the United States for up to 90 days for business or tourism without needing a visa through the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), if they are from certain eligible countries. However, Mexican citizens who do not qualify for the VWP need to get a visa before traveling to the US. This pertains to Mexican citizens who have been denied visas to the United States before, individuals with criminal histories, and those who have been deported from the country previously. Visas are issued by US consulates and the embassy in Mexico City. Depending on the activity you will be doing in the US, there are several alternative visas available besides the tourist visa. Mexican individuals intending to travel to the United States must first apply for a AMERICAN VISA. The current non-refundable application fee for most visas is $131. Visit the US Embassy website for complete information on consulates, visa requirements and the application process.


  • The applicant needs a passport that is valid for at least six months.

  • You shouldn’t be embroiled in any active legal proceedings or have a criminal past.

  • A valid email address so you can receive the B1/B2 visa information via email.

  • Payment method a credit or debit card to pay the fees online.


The DS-160 is the first step in the visa application process for those visiting the United States on a temporary visa. Because this form is completed electronically, any errors that arise are easily corrected. You can correct an error on a recently submitted DS-160. Form DS-160 material errors can have serious consequences for your visa application. Examples include errors in biographical information that will appear on your visa (such as your name or birth date) and information that may affect your visa eligibility (such as the number of dependents you have in the United States or information on security issues). Material mistakes should be addressed as soon as possible. Correcting Form DS-160 after submission can be done in one of two methods, depending on whether the repair is submitted more than 30 days after the original submission. If your name has officially changed due to marriage, divorce, or a court order, you must obtain a new passport.  Once you obtain a new passport, the Department of State recommends that you apply for a new US visa to make traveling to and from the US easier.


America distinguishes itself from all other countries in the world due to its distinct characteristics. As one of the world’s most developed countries, it attracts a large number of visitors each year. However, getting a visa in the United States of America is notoriously difficult. Obtaining a visa is the first requirement for entering the United States. Non-immigrant visas are the most commonly applied-for visa type in the United States. The United States offers a variety of visa classifications and sub-categories. The requirements for each type of visa vary depending on the purpose of your visit and the length of your stay. A visa is required whether you are seeking temporary or permanent residence in a foreign country. There are numerous reasons that may compel you to visit the United States. The United States offers a very limited number of immigrant visas that allow foreigners to permanently migrate overseas.


  • Valid passport: The passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of the traveler’s arrival in the United States. If it is expired, renew it before applying for the ESTA.

  • E-mail address: Applicants must provide a valid e-mail address in order for the authorities to contact them about their application. The ESTA approval for the journey to the United States will arrive through email within 72 hours. While traveling, it is recommended that you print a copy of the document.

  • Visa payment: Visa fees can be paid using a debit or credit card.


A tourist visa permits you to remain in the United States for a maximum of six months. If you want to remain for a longer period, you have to ask for an extension. If your visa for the United States has lapsed, you are eligible to seek a visa renewal. If you consistently fulfill the criteria, you will receive the identical US visa. A valid reason is required if you want to prolong your stay, like extending your holiday, visiting loved ones, or attending a work event.

Applying for US Visa Renewal

The process of renewing a US visa is almost identical to the application process. You must do the following:

  • Obtain and complete Form I-539, which is the Application to Extend/Change Non-immigrant Status. This form is used for various types of non-immigrant visas, including tourist visas (B-2) and business visas (B-1).

  • Gather the necessary supporting documents, such as a valid passport, current visa, proof of financial support, and any additional documents required based on your specific visa category.

  • Submit the completed Form I-539 and supporting documents to the USCIS. The filing can typically be done by mail.

  • Pay the US Visa Renewal Fee.

  • In some cases, USCIS may require you to appear for a biometrics appointment to provide your fingerprints, photograph, and signature.

  • Schedule an interview appointment at the US Embassy/Consulate.

  • Enter the visa renewal interview.

After you have applied to renew your visa, you should go to the US embassy and have a meeting with a visa officer. They will ask about your trip, the reason for your visa request, and other personal information like your income and connections. They will pose any inquiry that will aid them in forming an opinion. The processing time for a US visa differs according to the visa type your request. The duration may range from a few days to several months.


Swiss citizens are eligible to request an ESTA under the Visa Waiver Program, which is short for Electronic System for Travel Authorization. ESTA was set up in 2009 to handle information from travelers who came to the US through the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). The information is utilized to assess if a visitor presents a security or immigration threat to the United States. Swiss nationals holding an approved ESTA are allowed to travel to the US for a maximum of 90 days for purposes such as tourism, business, transit, medical treatment, or short-term studies. If you plan on remaining in the United States for longer than 90 days, you will need to request either a B1 business visa or a B2 tourist visa. With an ESTA, Swiss citizens can visit the United States multiple times. An approved ESTA is valid for two years or until your passport expires. If your ESTA expires, you will need to apply for a new permit. Swiss citizens wishing to apply for ESTA must meet the required ESTA requirements. Since the US ESTA is linked directly to the passport, Swiss travelers do not need any additional documents to apply. The US ESTA application form is 100% online.


  • A valid travel document or passport in order to apply for ESTA US Visa.

  • Clear digital photos taken as recently as possible.

  • A valid email address, to receive the ESTA US Visa in their inbox.

  • A valid credit or debit card or PayPal account to pay for the ESTA US Visa.

  • A complete scan of the information page on the passport will need to be uploaded.

  • Certificate of Health.

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