TLAXIACO, MEXICO - PROGRAM
The information below will guide you in your program application process, for any inquiries contact your program manager.
You must book your flight to arrive at Xoxocotlán International Airport (OAX) in Oaxaca, before 6 pm local time. Flights are not included in program costs, you can arrange your travel with an online service provider such as Skyscanner.
Visa requirements can vary from nationality to nationality, use this online resource to check your requirements. You will need a passport issued by your country of citizenship as well as a tourist visa* issued by the country to which you will be traveling. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the expected date of return to your home country.
Purpose of entry: Volunteer/visitor/ VISA can also be obtained from the airport that arrived.
Invitation / guarantee organization: Fundación Ávila Cruz A. C.
Address: Privada de Independencia, no number, Barrio San Pedro, Heroic City of Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico C.P. 69800. Tel. 01 953 5522175 and Cel. 9531126972
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Passports requirements: The validity of the Passport is required at least six months after the date of entry.
Visas: Visa is required by all except those who can obtain a Blue Tourist Card for the tourism purpose from their airline on direct flights, at the port of entry, or from the Mexican Consulate before traveling.
Nationals of Australia, Austria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, and Slovenia can stay for up to 90 days.
Nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Bermuda, Chile, Costa Rica, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Norway, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, and Uruguay can get the visa for stays of up to 180 days.
Nationals of Hong Kong (SAR), Iceland, Israel, Korea (Rep) and Monaco for up to 90 days;
Nationals of Venezuela for stays of up to 30 days.
Note: For the Application of Blue Tourist Cards, a valid passport, return/onward ticket and proof of financial means is required by the applicant. Visitors should carry the Tourist Cards with them during the entire length of stay as they will have to be presented and stamped on leaving.
Tourist Visa requirements:
-Valid passport with a photocopy.
-Completed application form.
-One passport size photo.
-Fees (payable by cash or postal order only).
-Proof of sufficient funds (eg last three bank statements and letter stating current salary, or original letter from the person who financially supports the traveler.
-A letter specifying the purpose of the trip and the dates of entry and departure.
-Proof of permanent residence in the country where the application is being made.
Make sure you are up to date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.
You should ideally arrange an appointment with your travel clinic at least four to six weeks before travel. This appointment provides an opportunity to assess health risks taking into account a number of factors including destination, medical history, and planned activities. In case you have pre-existing health problems, an earlier appointment is strongly recommended.
Hepatitis A - CDC recommends this vaccine because you can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Malawi, regardless of where you are eating or staying.
Typhoid - You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water in Malawi. CDC recommends this vaccine for most travelers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater.
Note: Vaccinations against cholera and yellow fever are required by the Mexican Immigration Office if the visitor has been in an infected area two weeks before entry into Mexico.
Your safety and security are our priorities, travel insurance is important if something unexpected happens such as a personal injury, a flight issue or a related scenario. Travel insurance is required for your own safety, we strongly recommend you to check a reputable insurance provider that offers various policies like World Nomads.
After you formalize your application, we will provide you with a WhatsApp group where you can contact directly the ONG and the volunteers that applied for the same program.