Legalization of documents

(authentication of signatures/attestation)


Malaysia is not a signatory of the Vienna Convention on the "Apostille". Therefore, legalization is required for documents sought to have legal validity in Mexico.

Legalization is performed by the consular section of the Embassy of Mexico. However, the Embassy assumes no responsibility for the contents of the legalized documents.

Documents issued by Malaysian government authorities requires authentication by the Consular Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to be legalized. Documents issued by private institutions need previous certification from duly authorized Notary Public and authentication by the Consular Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 


Documents for authentication of signatures are as follows:


  • All kind of certificates issued in Malaysia, such as Birth Certificates, Married Certificates, Divorce Certificates, Company Registration Certificates, Commercial Invoices, etc. These should be duly signed first by Public Notary and after by the Officer in charge of legalization in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia (Wisma Putra).


  • Documents or certificates translated into Spanish by sworn (registered) translators should be duly signed and sealed by the translator.

  • No appointment is required. Submission of documents is from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
  • The equivalent in ringgits of $36.00 USD fee will be charged. (Payment instructions will be given at the counter).
  • Authentication of documents takes from 1 to 3 working days. Collection of documents is from 12:00 p.m to 1:00 p.m.