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Notary Services

Notarials and Authentications / Apostilles

Notary Services

Notary services are offered by appointment only.  Appointments are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  If you have multiple documents to be notarized you only require one appointment for that day.  There is no fee to make an appointment, but there is a $50 USD fee for each document to be notarized.  The notary fee is paid at the Embassy. 

 Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your appointment in order to allow sufficient time to pass through Embassy security.   

 On the day of your appointment, you must bring –

  • the unsigned documents to be notarized;
  • a valid government-issued ID such as a passport, driver's license, IFE card or cédula professional; and
  • form of payment (cash in U.S. dollars or Mexican pesos, or a credit card). 

 

If your notary service requires a witness, you must arrange for your own witnesses.

 To make an appointment, click here.

Examples of notary services we provide include: 

  • Acknowledgment:  To "acknowledge" is to admit, affirm, or declare; to recognize one's acts, assuming obligation or incurring responsibility. For example, if you sign a deed before a notarial officer, you acknowledge your signature.
  • Oath:  Any form of an attestation by which a person signifies that he or she is bound in conscience to perform an act faithfully and truthfully. A person who intentionally makes false statements under oath before a U.S. consular official is punishable for perjury.
  • Affirmation:  A solemn and formal declaration that an affidavit is true, that the witness will tell the truth, etc.
  • Affidavit:  A written or printed declaration or statement of facts, made voluntarily, and confirmed by the oath or affirmation of the person making it, taken before an officer having authority to administer such an oath.
  • Attestation:  The act of witnessing an instrument in writing, at the request of the party executing the document, and subscribing it as a witness.
  • Corporate Acknowledgment:  Officials of corporations who desire to execute an instrument in their capacity as corporate officials before a consular notarizing officer must present adequate proof of their corporate identity.

Authentications/apostilles:

The U.S. Embassy and its consulates do not issue apostilles.  An apostille must be obtained from either the state or federal authority in which the U.S. document was issued. Please click on the following link for apostille information for documents originating in the U.S.:

http://www.apostilleinfo.com/usa.htm or http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=authorities.details&aid=353

Apostille information for documents originating in Mexico City (for example birth certificates, marriage certificates, divorce decrees, and documents executed by Mexican Notary Publics) can be found at

www.consejeria.df.gob.mx.

Apostille information for documents executed by schools, universities, and documents issued by the Secretary of Public Education in Mexico City can be found at www.dicoppu.gobernacion.gob.mx.