U.S. Mission in Mexico Expands Business Facilitation Visa Program for Companies

The United States Embassy expanded its Business Facilitation Program (BFP) that allows access to expedited visa processing for employees of qualifying firms traveling to the U.S. on company business.

The BFP is open throughout Mexico and is available at all U.S. Consulates and the Embassy. The BFP requires interested firms to register with the U.S. Embassy’s or Consulates’ Consular Section.

All U.S. companies with a Mexican branch/affiliate/subsidiary may participate in the BFP. Mexican and non-U.S. companies with at least 100 employees are eligible to participate, as well as those with less than 100 employees, who obtain a recommendation from either the American Chamber of Commerce (“AmCham”), Camara de Comercio de Mexico (“CANACO”), or Asociación Nacional de Importadores y Exportadores de la República Mexicana (“ANIERM”) certifying that the company has been a dues-paying member of the respective organization for at least three years.

For further information on the program, please refer to the guidelines and application form on the U.S. Embassy’s website at http://mexico.usembassy.gov/ visas/non-immigrant-visas/business-facilitation-program.html or at the appropriate U.S. Consulate’s website.