November 2018

Monthly Archives

  • Types of Attorneys in Mexico

    Types of Attorneys in Mexico – Attorney – Barrister – Solicitor – Lawyer – Abogado – Licenciado en Derecho – Corredor Publico – Notario – In Mexico the legal system comes from Roman Civil Law. This makes it difficult for people coming from Common Law countries like the United States to understand the differences between […]

  • US Consulate Federal Benefits Unit Presentation

    US Consulate Federal Benefits Unit Presentation The US Consulate Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) gave a presentation at the American Legion in Chapala on Monday November 26, 2018. The presenters were the new Regional Federal Benefits Officer, Rick Meyer and the head of the Guadalajara unit. Mr. Meyers has worked in the offices of Social Security […]

  • Canadian Certifications and Legalizations

    Canada is not a party to the Hague Convention so in order to present public documents (birth / marriage / death) certificates, notarized documents or documents from a court, they must have a purple legalization seal placed on the document by the Mexican Consulate in the province where the document was issued. If the document […]

  • Mexican Immigration Catch 22s when changing from a Temporary to Permanent visa

    Mexican Immigration Catch 22s when changing from a Temporary to Permanent visa We have recently seen two situations where people find themselves in jeopardy of having their immigration papers denied through no fault of their own. One situation can be avoided but the other one may not be, leaving people in a tough situation. This […]