Published on: January 23rd, 2022
By: المستشار ماهر الديري

BORDER CROSSING CARD VISA TO THE USA

BORDER CROSSING CARD VISA TO THE USA

The Border Crossing Card (BCC) is both a BCC and a B1/B2 visitor’s visa. A BCC (also referred to as a DSP-150) is issued as a laminated card, which has enhanced graphics and technology, similar to the size of a credit card. It is valid for travel until the expiration date on the front of the card, usually ten years after issuance.

Border Crossing Card Validity

  • The new card is valid for ten years after issuance, except in the cases of some children (see Border Crossing Card Fees).
  • “Laser visas” issued prior to October 1, 2008 are still valid for travel until the expiration date on the front of the card.

Qualifying for a Border Crossing Card

  •  B1/B2 visa/Border Crossing Cards are only issued to applicants who are citizens of and resident in Mexico.
  •  Applicants must meet the eligibility standards for B1/B2 visas.
  •  They must demonstrate that they have ties to Mexico that would compel them to return after a temporary stay in the United States.

Required Documentation

All applicants for a B1/B2 visa/Border Crossing Card must have a valid Mexican passport at the time of application.

Border crossing card fees

  • Border crossing card – age 15 and over (Valid 10 years): $160.00
  • Border crossing card – under age 15; for Mexican citizens if parent or guardian has or is applying for a border crossing card (valid 10 years or until the applicant reaches age 15, whichever is sooner): $16.00