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I hold a temporary residence card in the U.K. and I am a Nigerian citizen. This is NOT a permanent residence card known as indefinite leave to remain but a temporary leave to remain residency permit. I want to travel to Mexico on holiday but I am unsure if I should apply for a visa.

I'm seeing a lot of different information online from different Mexican embassies, and the lack of consistency throughout their different consulate websites is fairly worrying.
I even emailed the Mexican consulate in London and their response was “to avoid inconvenience you should apply for a visa” not answering my question at all.

Has anyone travelled to Mexico with a temporary residence permit?
As far as I’m aware this is a multiple entry U.K. visa that lets us live, work and study in the U.K. but it is known as a residence permit that isn’t stamped in your passport but it is a card on its own.

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Timatic is the database used by airlines to check visa requirements.

According to Timatic, for Nigerians visiting Mexico:

Visa

Visa required.

Visa Exemptions: Passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by United Kingdom for a maximum stay of 180 days.

There is no mention of temporary residence permits and since you're emphatic that you don't have a permanent residence permit it seems that you will need a visa.

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