Applying For Mexico Tourist Visit Visa from Paris

Mexico is one of South Americas top tourist destinations and attracts many tourists from Europe, including French nationals. The Spanish speaking country has much to offer to different types of visitors, including world class resorts, fiery cuisine and economical pricing. History buffs from France will also find Mexico a thrilling location because of its many Mayan archaeological sites and pyramids. Nature lovers will not leave Mexico disappointed, because they get a chance to discover the deep rain-forest and amazing coast. In order for French nationals to start their South American adventure, the first step is to get in touch with the Mexican Embassy which can guide individuals on visa issues, tourist destinations and other counselor services.

Ambassade du Mexique

Location: 9 Rue Longchamp, 75116 Paris, France
Contact: +33 1 53 70 27 70
Visit Ambassade du Mexique website


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    French Nationals

    French citizens will not need to apply for a visa before heading off to Mexico. They will be given a 180 day stay but will need to fill out a FMM immigration form which is available at the point of entry and on the plane. Nationals of the following countries also have the same criteria:

    Allemagne, Andorre, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Corée du sud, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, El Salvador, Spain, Estonia, USA, inland, ance, Greece, Hungary, Hong-Kong, Iles Marshall, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Lettonie, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Malte, Micronésie, Monaco, Norway, New Zeland, Palau, Panama Paraguay, Pays-Bas, Pologne Portugal, Roumanie, République tchèque, Royaume-Uni, Saint-Marin, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

    Other Nationals

    If the country of your citizenship does not appear on this list, then you will need to visit the embassy and apply for a visa directly in order to make a trip to the country.

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    Visa Requirements

    a) Completed application form. This document can be downloaded here or can be picked up from the embassy.
    b) A valid passport is required along with the application. The document must be current for the entire stay in Mexico.
    c) The embassy also requires photocopies of all main pages of the passport.
    d) A round trip ticket with confirmation.
    e) Original proof of stable finances is required. This can be three payslips, three months bank statement, and an employment letter. You should also send in copies along with the original.
    f) 1 Color passport size photograph.

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    Submitting application

    The Mexican embassy does not accept any mail delivered applications and all forms must be delivered by hand.

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    Processing times and fees

    The Mexican embassy in Paris requires at least 2 days to issue visas after all forms have been submitted. They charge a fee of 40 Euro and this must be paid in cash.

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    Receiving Visa

    In order to pick up your passport with visa, you must visit the embassy personally. However, the consulate does allow individuals who reside outside of Paris to provide a Chronopost in order to receive their application in the mail.

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    Document Checklist

    a) 1 Photograph
    b) Passport plus photocopies
    c) Round trip ticket
    d) Proof of finances plus photocopy

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