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  • 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 […]

  • How long does probate take in Mexico (Jalisco)?

    How long does probate take in Mexico (Jalisco)? The first article in a series about probate and options… Depends on what type of probate action is filed or used. 1) Adjudication (changing title) to real property when there is a beneficiary clause in the property deed: The spouse or child (direct deed beneficiary clause only […]

  • What to do when you need a document notarized in Mexico.

    What to do when you need a document notarized in Mexico. At times the need arises where a signature is required to be notarized for use outside Mexico. All notaries are not equal and there are times where one notarization will work for one document but not another. Some common documents that people need notarized […]

  • It’s Halloween in Mexico Year Round For Men

    Its great being a guy and as such there are certain norms in society that we follow but the law also may have extra quirks and burdens. Many are downright scary and many foreigners may find them much stricter than the laws they thought were “anti man” in their home country. Both parents need to […]

  • What documents should I have with me when driving a vehicle in Mexico?

    Foreign plated car temporarily imported by foreigner: Original valid driver license Original TIP (not recommended), copy certified by a Mexican Notary Public better (cost 50-60 pesos) and window hologram on windshield Original temporary resident card if your TIP has an expired date (not recommended), copy certified by a Mexican Notary Public better (cost 50-60 pesos).  Showing […]

  • Changes to common immigration forms effective August 1, 2018

    From attorney Spencer McMullen Changes to common immigration forms effective August 1, 2018 Mexico published today, July 31, 2018 in its Federal Register or Diario Oficial de la Federacion some changes to common immigration forms.  These changes will be effective tomorrow, August 1, 2018. The following forms have had slight changes made to them. FMM […]

  • Renewing US Passports in Mexico

    Most United States Citizens can renew their passports outside of the United States at any US Embassy, US consulate office or during special visits programmed such as monthly visits to the Lake Chapala area in Jalisco, Mexico. The US State Department employees working at the Embassies and consulates are usually very helpful and we Americans […]