NOTARY SERVICES (POWERS OF ATTORNEY)
The Consular Section is authorised to attest the following notary acts provided that they will have legal effects in Mexico:
When a person is abroad and has to execute a legal act or business matter in Mexico, she or he must give legal authority to another person with residence there, through a notary instrument called power of attorney, in order that the latter make those acts. A power of attorney can be general or special to one specified act or type of act.
A general power of attorney can be classified under the following types:
General Power of Attorney (known as General Power for Litigation and Aggressive Collection, Management and Ownership Acts)
General Power for Litigation and Aggressive Collection
General Power for Management Acts
General Power for Ownership Acts
Specific or Limited Power
The General Power authorises the agent to act on behalf of the principal in an indefinite series of acts while the power is not revoked or any of the parties died. Notwithstanding this kind of power can have a limited scope as to the authority granted to the agent.
The Specific Power is granted for specific or determined acts and expires once that those acts are concluded. The Specific Power provide a higher security for the grantor that the General Power.
1.- Fill up a Power of Attorney application
2.- Passport photocopies of the pages where the personal details and holder's photograph are found
3.- Payment of consular fees.
Once this office receives the required documentation, the power of attorney's deed is signed within five working days in cases of individuals. For legal entities the time processing is eight working days. In order to be aware if this office has received the documentation and to make an appointment for signature of the deed, please call on the following telephone number: 210 7294782.
If one person represents a legal entity, she or he must present in full, duly notarised and translated into Spanish by an official translator or in a official/legal manner, the following documents:
Memorandum and articles of association of the company
Certificates of change of name of the Company
Certificate of the Company’s Register Office
List of present directors of the company
Minutes of the meeting where it was resolved to confer the power of attorney
Minutes of resolution
Documents must be apostilled by competent authority of the country where the documents are issued. In case they are not in Spanish, an official translation into this language is required.