Working Holiday Visa in Mexico

About this visa

7 things to Note With a Working Holiday visa in Mexico

Canadians, Germans, South Koreans, French and New Zealanders have the opportunity to work and travel in Mexico up to one year with this working holiday visa. 

Peruvians, Chileans and Colombians can apply for  the Pacific Alliance working holiday visa. This visa is also valid for one year. 

Below you will find the 7 things to note and remember to bring when applying for your working holiday visa at your nearest Mexican Consulate or Embassy in your home country.

Participating countries

Mexico has made Working Holiday visa agreements with the following 8 participating countries:

If you are a Citizen of Mexico and are considering a Working Holiday experience in one of the participating countries above see where your Passport can take you!

With this visa you can

This visa allows you to:

  • Live in Mexico for one year
  • Work while traveling


  1. You are aged between 18 and 30 years old (both ages inclusive)
  2. You are not accompanied by dependent children
  3. You have not previously taken part of this working holiday programme
  4. You have a valid passport
  5. You have a return travel ticket or sufficient funds to purchase such a ticket
  6. You have enough funds for your maintenance during the period of initial stay in Mexico
  7. You have a medical and comprehensive hospitalisation insurance to remain in force throughout your stay in Mexico

Note: The visa conditions outlined above are subject to change without notice.

How to apply

You must apply in person at your nearest Mexican consulate or Embassy in your home country.

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13 thoughts on “Working Holiday Visa in Mexico”

  1. Hi, if you want to stay in Mexico and work online remotely for less than 6 months, can this be done with just a tourist visa?

  2. Dear, sir or madam, now i am working in Singapore, excavator oparator work, so i hop work in mixco, can you half me,

  3. Ciao mi chiamo katrin
    Io vivo in italia ho documenti italiani, ma ho la cittadinanza colombiana, essendo cittadina colombiana posso richiedere il visto al consolato messicano che si trova qui in italia? grazie .

  4. Hola buenas tardes,
    Me interesa obtener la visa de trabajo para Canadá, quisiera saber si son los mismos requisitos que en México y mayor orientación

  5. Can I apply for a working holiday visa while in mexico (as a canadian)? Or would I need to fly all the way back to my home country to apply?

  6. I’m south African with a mixico visa is it possible to go on holiday to Mexico usesing my working visa or must I apply for a holiday visa Thanks

  7. Hi Maria,

    I am a Canadian currently living in Canada. I’m looking to go to Mexico but can’t find any current information on a Working Holiday Visa. I’m aware of the free tourist visa for Canadians but was curious if Mexico still has the WHV for Canadians? I’ve tried calling the consulate in Vancouver and emailed but no response. Just looking for any direction or info of who I could contact or how I could apply. Thanks for your time, I look forward to hearing from you! Cheers

  8. Hello,

    I am a Canadian (living in Canada) looking to get a holiday work visa or full work visa for Mexico. Is it rather straight forward to apply for without having a sponsor or job already set up? Is there any sort of temporary work visa available?
    Many thanks x

    1. Hi Chelsea,

      Sorry, our website wasn’t properly updated.

      You are in fact in able to apply for a working holiday visa in Mexico, which allows you to travel and work in Mexico up to one year.
      You can apply if:
      – you are between 18-30 years old,
      – have sufficient funds for your travels,
      – have a passport,
      – have health and travel insurance

      You can apply for the WHV at you nearest Mexican Consulate / Embassy in Canada. You must apply in person.
      Perhaps call ahead to make sure you bring along the right documents which are needed for applying for the visa.

      Hopes this helps.


  9. Can people from portugal get the visa and how long those the application proces take and what are the steps?

    1. Hello,
      I have a few questions about the conditions and the application process. I am right now with the working holiday visa in Canada. One point of the conditions is that it’s the first time with this visa. Does that mean just for Mexico or in generell. I know that I can’t apply a second time for this visa in Canada or also not for the visa in the other countries?
      And for the application, does it mean I can go to the next mexican consulate in Canada to get the visa or just in Germany (my homecountry)

      Thank you for taking the time

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