Legalization of Foreign Documents

Consular legalization is performed on foreign public documents that must be valid for legal purposes in Mexico.

Legalization may be provided to the signature and/or stamps contained in public documents. It is an act of certification through which the consular official certifies that the signature or seal is from a government office or official, or from a notary located within the consular jurisdiction. This certification does not prejudge the content of the document.

Canada IS NOT a Member State of the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalization of Foreign Public Documents (known as the Apostille convention), and therefore the interested party must go to the corresponding Mexican consular office to obtain the legalization of any Canadian public document that he wishes to be legally valid in Mexico.

Each consular office is empowered to legalize documents issued within its jurisdiction.

To learn about the procedure to legalize documents at each consular office, click on the corresponding link:

The Embassy is authorized to legalize documents issued by Canadian authorities or notaries in any of the Provinces and Territories, that is, throughout Canada

Jurisdiction: Ontario and Manitoba

Jurisdiction: Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, and Nunavut.

Jurisdiction: British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories.

Jurisdiction: Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Jurisdiction: Ontario, Essex County (South)