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Top 3 Money Transfer Providers for France to Mexico

Provider Amount Received Fee Exchange Rate Speed
Global Reach (formerly FC Exchange) Global Reach (formerly FC Exchange) MXN $257,327.33 No Fee 25.7327 1-3 days more...
Moneycorp Moneycorp MXN $254,990.35 No Fee 25.499 1-3 days more...
TorFX TorFX MXN $257,587.00 No Fee 25.7587 1-3 days more...
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Being a member of the single currency eurozone, France does not apply currency controls and is completely open to foreign exchange Read More
MEXICO
Mexico imposes few controls on international money transfers below US$10,000 Read More
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Top 7 Money Transfer Providers

Latest prices for transferring money from France to Mexico
Exchange Rates as of 27 March 2020, 21:00

Global Reach (formerly FC Exchange)

Est. 2005

Great rates | One-off payments | Regular transfers | E-Money Institution | No fees for FXcompared customers

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MXN $257,327.33
EUR €197.77
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Moneycorp

Est. 1979

One-off payments | Regular payments | Great rates | Safeguarded customer funds

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MXN $254,990.35
EUR €107.77
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TorFX

Est. 2004

Excellent exchange rates | No transfer fees | Thousands of 5 star reviews 

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MXN $257,587.00
EUR €207.77
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OFX (UK)

Est. 1998

OFX (previously UKForex in the UK), provides secure and speedy international money transfers to over 300,000 people in 55 currencies at better-than-bank rates

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MXN $254,256.80
EUR €79.52
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Currencies Direct

Est. 1996

Great exchange rates | Specialist services | No added fees, 24/7 transfers | Safe and secure

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MXN $257,587.00
EUR €207.77
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WorldFirst

Est. 2004

Transparency and security | Great customer feedback rating from Feefo

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MXN $258,365.99
EUR €237.77
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RationalFX

Est. 2005
Established in 2005, RationalFX helps individuals and businesses achieve significant savings on international payments
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MXN $257,327.33
EUR €197.77
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How to Transfer Money from France to Mexico

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France to Mexico Guide

Summary

Mexico’s proximity to the United States and its overall economic stability make it an attractive foreign direct investment (FDI) target for foreign investors. It is easy to send money into Mexico from France through FDI and remittances, and the two countries are committed to maintaining healthy trade and political relations. A number of trade agreements and government-sponsored educational initiatives have helped to cement the France-Mexico relationship. Currently, there are no restrictions on sending money from France to Mexico and French citizens can easily transfer money from France to Mexico to pay for travel, education expenses, or to make ongoing rent or mortgage payments.

Visas, work permits and residency

There are two types of residence visas in Mexico: the temporary visa (for stays of one to four years), and the permanent visa, for stays of longer than four years. For shorter visits, French citizens are not required to apply for or obtain a visa before visiting Mexico. As long as they can provide a valid, up-to-date passport or other form of valid identification, French citizens are free to visit Mexico without any additional paperwork needed.

Buying property in Mexico

Buying real estate in Mexico is generally open, without restrictions, to foreign investors, although there are limitations on properties that are located along the coastline or land held in common (ejido). All prospective foreigners who wish to purchase property in Mexico must first obtain a permit from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and are required by law to be over 18 years of age.

Typically, Mexican real estate purchases require a down payment of 20% of the total cost of the property. It is recommended that foreign buyers work with a local real estate mortgage broker to help you secure a mortgage. Once a property has been found, it is common to make either a verbal offer or an offer in writing. This offer must include the details of the sale, including the purchase price and the details of the payment. Once an agreement has been reached between the parties, they sign the purchase agreement, the contrato de promesa de compraventa. The contrato does not complete the transfer of the property, however, it is a binding agreement. If either party decides to back out once the contrato has been signed, they will face a penalty, based on a percentage of the deposit.

Taxation

French citizens living abroad must report any income earned worldwide, and are required to file tax forms with the French government declaring any earnings they make while living in Mexico. French citizens must pay taxes on this income, although the tax treaty between France and Mexico allows the countries’ citizens to receive credit via a foreign income tax offset for any taxes they pay, helping them to avoid double taxation.

Voting

In 2012, it became legal for French citizens and residents to vote in local municipal elections and European parliamentary elections if living abroad. French residents living in Mexico, however, are not permitted to vote in Mexican national elections. For French citizens who wish to vote remotely in their country’s parliamentary elections, they must first register with the local French consulate where they are living before they will be permitted to vote from abroad.

French students studying in Mexico

French citizens who wish to pursue studies at an institute of higher learning in Mexico must first apply for and be accepted to the school or university in Mexico, and then provide proof of this acceptance to Mexican consulate or embassy, along with a letter attesting to the student’s ability to support themselves during their studies in Mexico. Once these requirements are met, the student visa will be issued. This visa must be taken to the National Institute of Immigration within 30 calendar days of arrival within the country for validation.

A student visa does allow the holder to work while in Mexico, but authorization must be obtained from the National Institute of Immigration first. If the student’s course of study is longer than one year, the visa will need to be renewed for each year of study.

Healthcare

Mexico’s healthcare system is a combination of public and private services. Each state within Mexico offers its own health services, which are overseen at a federal level by the Ministry of Health. All Mexican residents are entitled to a certain level of healthcare services, although it is common for residents to purchase private insurance to supplement their coverage. There is no reciprocal healthcare agreement between Mexico and France, and French citizens who plan to visit Mexico are strongly advised to take out travel insurance to cover any unexpected medical costs.

Importing from France to Mexico

The amount of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Mexico has been increasing over the past 10 years, and today France is one of the largest providers of FDI into the country. In 2012, France was the sixth largest donor of FDI into Mexico, with investments worth approximately USD $58.9 billion, representing an increase of 44% over the previous year’s FDI and accounting for 2.6% of all FDI coming into the country. The majority of these investment funds flowed into Mexico’s manufacturing industry (almost 56%), retail (20%), and the construction sector (12%).

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the money transfer companies shown above safe to use?

Yes, all the companies are safe and fully-regulated money transfer services. Each are authorised and regulated by the relevant authority such as the Financial Conduct Authority(FCA) in the UK, FinCEN in the US, FinTRAC in Canada or ASIC in Australia.

How long does an international money transfer take?

The speed of delivery will depend on where the money is being from and to and how you are sending and receiving the money. Transfers sent using bank to bank transfers can depend take anywhere from minutes to days and you should check the time estimates from the relevant provider. Debit and credit card payments sometimes allow for faster transfers for smaller amounts.

How do I use FXcompared?

First review the comparison results (such as for a table above) for a given amount of money sending from France to Mexico. Then select a provider based on factors such as price, speed, their rating and click the green button to be taken to their website. From there, you can register and sign up for an account. Once you have done that and the provider has verified your identity to ensure the money can be send safely, you will be ready to transfer money.

What payments methods can I use to send money overseas?

The results shown above are typically for bank to bank transfers. It is possible via some providers to pay in your funds for the transfer via cash, debit or credit cards as well but this is usually reserved for smaller amounts. Some providers also give you different options for how the money will be received - to a bank account (most common), to a debit card, to cash or to a digital or mobile wallet.

What if the price shown above isn’t exactly what I am offered when I try to transfer money?

There can be a number of reasons why the final price you are offered may be different to that shown in the table above. Exchange rates between two currencies change all the time and is the most common reason. Additionally, some providers offer different pricing depending what method you are using to send funds or how the funds will be received. Others may offer you a premium service for faster payments. In some cases FXcompared has a special rate with a provider and this is reserved for first time customers who sign up to the provider starting from FXcompared’s website. As prices do change often, be sure to confirm the total cost with the provider before transferring money.

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