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Essential travel | Traveling to Mexico City from the US for Visa Stamping

I am an Indian Citizen accepted to Medical Residency Training at a US Hospital on a J1 Visa. I came on a B1 Visa for interviews back in Nov 2019 and couldn't travel back to home country due to Coronavirus Pandemic.

I94 was valid till May 3, I filed I539 for extension of status on April 16, I filed I539 for change of status to move from B1 to J1 on May 5. Requested expedited processing, they denied expedited request citing lack of biometrics.

My current stay isn't unlawful, but my job starts on June 20. There isn't a way to get the CoS approved here. So I started looking at getting stamping in Mexico.

I reached out to the embassy, they are accommodating. They said find a safe passage here. What all should I know before flying into Mexico City for appointments? Hotels have some weird restrictions during the pandemic? Can I stay in Airbnb? Would border officers be ok with that? Any pointers would help.

I don't speak Spanish.

Are there any ways to make payment in Mexico as they will only accept cash payment.

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