An entry visa to travel to Mexico may be necessary depending on your nationality. For guidance and more information see

For recreational, business or any unpaid activities in Mexico that do not exceed 180 days, applicants should request a Visitor (Tourist) Visa at the Mexican Embassy or Consulate with jurisdiction over their place of permanent residence. Visa applicants should also refer to the Embassy or Consulate website to determine visa processing timeframes and instructions, learn about interview scheduling, and find out if there are any additional documentation items required.

A Mexican visa is not required for a foreign citizen holding a valid passport and having any of the following documents:

  • valid multiple entry visa for the United States of America;
  • a document certifying citizenship or permanent residence status in Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, USA or any of the countries of the Schengen Area (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland);
  • APEC Business Traveler Card (ABTC) approved by Mexico.
In addition to a valid passport or travel document, a foreign citizen upon entering Mexico may be requested by an immigration officer to provide:
  • Travel justification, including return ticket to the country of origin and hotel reservation, that must be in line with the issued visa;
  • Proof of economic solvency for the period of stay (strongly recommended to hold an international credit card);
  • Information regarding the activities to be carried out in Mexico (recommended to have a symposium registration acknowledgement and a letter from the PICES Secretariat confirming a presentation at the symposium)

Please note that the Migratory Form stub stamped and given to you by an immigration officer when entering Mexico must be return at the time of your departure.


Important Dates
July 18, 2017
  1. Early registration
  2. Abstract submission
  3. Financial support application
December 1, 2017 (extended)
Closing Date
  1. Early registration
  2. Abstract submission
  3. Financial support application
December 22, 2017
Notification Deadlines
  1. Abstract acceptance notification
  2. Financial support grant notification
January 10, 2018
Confirmation Deadlines
  1. Confirm your presentations and attendance
  2. Confirm your financial support acceptance