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Cancun Mexico November 29th - December 10th 
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Representatives of Observer Organizations

  1. Representatives of observer organizations from the following countries admitted to participate in COP16/CMP6, traveling with an ordinary passport do not require visa to enter Mexico:

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  2. COP16/CMP6 participants traveling with one of the following documents are not required to apply for a Mexican visa:
    • Officers traveling with Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations may enter Mexico.
    • Participants holding a valid visa issued by the United States Government may enter Mexico showing this document and their valid passport.
    • Permanent residents in the U.S., Canada, Japan, United Kingdom or any Schengen country may enter Mexico with their valid passport and a proof of permanent residency in one of these countries. 
  3. Representatives of observer organizations can apply for a tourist visa at any Mexican Embassy or Consulate, complying with the requirements in effect. It should be noted that trough this ordinary procedure the Mexican Consul may authorize or not the visa issuance.

  4. As of October 7, representatives of observer organizations admitted through the online confirmation system of the UNFCCC Secretariat  will be able to benefit from the following simplified procedure to obtain their visa:
    Applicants shall submit personally or send through a third person or institution to any Mexican Embassy or Consulate the following:
    • Letter issued by the online confirmation system of the UNFCCC Secretariat (visa-support letter).
    • Passport (valid for at least 6 months).
    • Application form duly filled out (visa application form). In case a third party submits the documents, it is important that the application form is dully signed and that it contains the applicants fingerprints.
    • Front view passport photo in color.
    • Consular fee if it applies due to the nationality of the applicant (US $36 or the equivalent in other currencies). 
  5. Representatives of observer organizations requiring a visa to enter Mexico and who reside in a country where there is no Mexican Embassy or Consulate may benefit from the simplified mechanism mentioned in item 4, by completing any of the following procedures:
    • Send original documentation to a third party in a country where there is a Mexican Embassy so that it applies for the visa and returns the passport to its holder. 
    • Request to organization’s headquarters at a location where there is a Mexican representation to personally submit their passports and required documents in order to apply for the visa, as well as to send the passports back to their holders. In this case it is mandatory that the representative submits the visa-support letter issued by the Secretariat´s online confirmation system, complying with all requirements in point 4. 
    • Attend personally or send their documents (see previous item) to the visa issuance office at the Mexican Permanent Mission before International Organizations in Geneva, Switzerland, or send their passports and required documents through third parties or headquarters offices located in Geneva. For further information on this office please visit: (Only spanish)
    • Attend personally any Mexican representation in order to obtain their visas during a stop-over in their trip to Mexico.

Note: No visas will be issued at any Mexican port of entry.

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