IEEE Latin-American Conference on Communications
14-16 November 2018 – Guadalajara, Mexico

Visa Info

Please note: the following information is provided on an unofficial basis for the sole purpose of assistance. The Conference cannot be held responsible for any change in the data. It is the responsibility of the participant to ultimately validate it from official sources, some of which are named below.

Citizens from all countries must show their passport on the border; where a visa is required, this must also be presented to the border authorities and must indicate the length of the holder’s stay and his or her destination. Visa applications – specifying the reason for the trip –must be made to the Mexican Consulate in the applicant’s country of residence.

Do I Need a Mexican Visa?

Foreigners from countries with which the Government of Mexico has signed visa suppression agreements will not require a visa. Mexico has the following migratory facilities thanks to which you could be exempt from the visa requirement:

  1. Be the holder of a valid and current visa of the United States of America.
  2. Have a document to prove permanent residence in any of the following countries: Canada, United States of America, Schengen countries, Japan or the United Kingdom.

The following link will take you to a document with information about countries that require a visa to enter Mexico.

Who Needs a Mexican Visa

We encourage the participants needing a visa to Mexico to register as soon as possible. It is the participant’s responsibility to contact the embassy or consulate of Mexico in their country.

If you are attending LATINCOM 2018 and need an invitation letter to apply for a Mexican Visa, please contact the Organizing Committee as soon as possible via email ( to request the letter.

What Kind of Visa do I Need to Attend LATINCOM 2018?


A Mexican Tourist Visa is required for recreational or health activities, artistic, educational, sports, cultural, etc., when the stay in Mexico does not exceed 180 days. Recreational or health activities are considered as tourism activities; artistic, cultural or sports activities, (unpaid) attendance to congresses, conventions, fairs or exhibitions when the participation is cultural, educational, informative, sports or artistic.