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I am planning to travel to Cancun, Mexico. I am a Ukrainian citizen with a U.S. student visa. I am having great difficulty submitting this form, as it will not allow me to enter the date of arrival. I have tried calling Mexican consulates with no luck.

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    Have you tried entering it in the format they requested?
    – Karlson
    Commented May 25, 2016 at 14:42
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because I'm afraid we can't do much on Travel.SE. We're a Q/A site and in no way affiliated with the mexican customs and border agency. You should try contacting them directly.
    – JoErNanO
    Commented May 25, 2016 at 14:45
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    "it will no[t] allow me to enter...": how is it preventing you from doing so? What happens when you try?
    – phoog
    Commented May 25, 2016 at 14:47
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    It won't let you enter a date more than 30 days in advance
    – Berwyn
    Commented May 25, 2016 at 15:48
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    I am immediatly nominating this to be reopened. It is VERY much about travel, and is not a problem one would need to talk to Mex. Customs and Immigration about. There is an answer, and it is an issue which another could face. IOW, there is no valid reason for this to be on hold/closed.
    – CGCampbell
    Commented May 25, 2016 at 17:35

2 Answers 2


According to this page: http://visasmex.com/files/SAE_eng.pdf an electronic authorisation is valid for 30 days from date of issue. Hence it seems you cannot apply for this authorisation more than 30 days in advance.


Since you have a valid US visa, you do not need a Mexican visa or electronic authorization to visit Mexico.

Starting May 1st, 2010, all foreigners, regardless of their nationality, visiting Mexico as tourists, transmigrate or for business matters will not need a visa for Mexico as long as they hold a valid US visa and arrive in Mexico from the United States.

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