Tijuana Visa stamping question


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Who Cannot Apply in Mexico:

Third country nationals who are not resident in Mexico and who are applying for a B1/B2 visa (including B1/B2 renewals).

Applicants who entered the U.S. with a visa issued in their home country and changed status with Department of Homeland Security in the U.S. who seek a new visa in the new visa category. .

Applicants who entered the United States in one visa category and are seeking to re-enter the U.S. in a different visa category.

Applicants who have been out of status in the U.S. having violated the terms of their visas or having overstayed the validity indicated on their I-94s.

Applicants who entered the U.S. under the auspices of the Visa Waiver Program.

Applicants who obtained their current visa in a country other than that of their legal residence.

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Thank you very much for your reply. I was worried because my first H1B stamping was done in canada and i am eligible for renewal in Tijuana because of the statement "Applicants who obtained their current visa in a country other than that of their legal residence" posted in Tijuana consulate website. If you don't mind can you please tell me the source of your information.

Also, I have called the CSC Visa information service mexico to find about it and they said i can apply for the Visa in Tijuana. I am also planning to send an email to Tijuana consulate to find out about it.

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I am in the same situation.I came to US on F1 and converted to H1B and got my 1st H1B stamped in Cananda and I dont have stamping on my 2nd H1B for the last 3 yrs.I was planning to on my 3rd renewal which starts in Oct.

I was planning to go in Oct first week.I heard I could send an email and check the criteria for the renewal.Does any one know where I can find this email address.

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As long as you are getting a renewal into the same Visa type as your earlier visa, you can get it done in Tijuana. This is from the Tijuana consulate website :

"In general, non-Mexican Nationals (“third country nationals” – TCNs) who live in the United States and who wish to renew their visas in Mexico may be eligible to do so if they are renewing within the same visa category"


The only excetion to the above is B1/B2 visa type.


I got my first H1b stamping in India and and second renewal in Tijuana.

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