A Third Country National is a citizen of a country other than Mexico who applies for a non-immigrant visa with their non-Mexican passport.
05/27/2021: Routine appointments for applicants not ordinarily resident in Mexico are not available at this time.
Before applying for a U.S. visa as a third-country national in Tijuana, carefully review the considerations below.
Eligibility. Certain individuals may be ineligible to apply for a visa at the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana. Check the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico for current eligibility. Posted 05/27/2021: Routine appointments for applicants not ordinarily resident in Mexico are not available at this time.
Safety. Read current travel advisories posted by the U.S. Department of State.
Lodging. Investigate safe hotels/motels in Tijuana for a minimum two night stay, as the visa application process is not completed within one day.
Mexican Visa. All third country national visa applicants must have a visa to enter Mexico. Review visa information for Mexico before planning your travel.
U.S. Visa Delay/Administrative Processing. If your U.S. visa is delayed due to a security check known as administrative processing, you will not be able return to the United States until the visa is issued.
U.S. Visa Denial. If your U.S. visa application is denied, you will not be able to return directly to the United States. You will have to travel from Mexico to your home country. Most international flights depart from Mexico City. It is important to have an idea about how to travel from Tijuana to Mexico City.