I'm a citizen of Belarus and have an Italian student residence permit. I'm planning a travelling to Mexico, but I'm not sure whether it is still needed a visa for Belarusians or not. I've found some controversial sources in Internet and unfortunately in Belarusian local segment there is no actual information about this question.
As far as I know it was always required a visa for Belarusians to travel to Mexico. But I've just read about recent changes in Timatic:
1) Visa required, except for Passengers with a Permanent Residence Permit issued by Italy for a maximum stay of 180 days.
From this link it's not very clear whether my student residence permit is considered Permanent. As far as I understood - yes, but in one source I read that students residence cards are not enough, so I'm looking for a more reliable source of information.
2) Visa required, except for Passengers with a valid visa issued by Canada, Japan, USA, United Kingdom or a Schengen Member State For details, click here for a maximum stay of 180 days.
Sounds good, but may be there is anyone who has already travelled to Mexico with the same travel documents can share his experience? Does this rule work?
UPD. The first question is answered: student residence permit itself is not valid for visiting Mexico without a visa.
As for the second one according to the Embassy of Mexico in Moscow the second rule perfectly works, but I don't have any written confirmation yet.