Selling a Property in Mexico

California Apostille for MexicoAre you thinking of selling or buying a property in Mexico?  If you’re selling, you’ll first need to find a professional real estate firm in Mexico who can assist you.

In the case of selling a property, the real estate agent or attorney in Mexico will prepare a Power of Attorney form in English on one side & Spanish on the other side for you to sign.  Basically, you are giving permission for this agent to conduct business on your behalf because you are here in the States.  Be sure to have the document professionally prepared in order to avoid any delays.

Note: If you need a recommendation for a real estate firm in Mexico, send us a message.

Step 1: The Power of Attorney form will need to be notarized by a local notary near you.  If you’re in the Los Angeles area and need a Los Angeles notary, call 1-310-876-8489.  The notary will notarize the signer’s signature on the document and attach a California Acknowledgement.  It’s important that the notary attaches the correct California Acknowledgment as the wording on the document is very important.

Step 2: Mail the notarized document to our office for fast same-day processing with the California Secretary of State’s Office.   Documents received by 2pm at our office in Burbank (Los Angeles County) will be processed the same-day.  We also process documents from all 50 States including the Federal Government.

Apostille Mexico Selling Property Real Estate

Documents are returned by UPS Air for next business morning delivery at no additional cost.  We also provide International shipping to Mexico or anywhere else in the world.  Additional shipping rates apply.

Also, in order to save time and money, be sure to ask your contact in Mexico if you require any additional documents to be Apostilled.  For example, death of a spouse will require the death certificate to be Apostilled.  A recent divorce will require the divorce decree to be Apostilled for Mexico.

We can help you even if you’re in Mexico.  You can call us or fill in our Contact Us form.  We generally answer email messages within an hour during regular business hours.

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California Apostille for Mexico

Mexico has been a member of the Hague Apostille Convention since August 14, 1995.

We provide more California Apostille service for Mexico than all the other countries combined.  I guess you can say Mexico is a popular country here in California :-).

Typical documents we obtain an Apostille for are: Birth Certificate, Death Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree signed by the Superior Court,  Copy of Driver License, Copy of Passport, Affidavit, Power of Attorney, School Transcripts, and School Diploma.

The most popular documents are a Power of Attorney to sell a property in Mexico, School Diplomas, Transcripts, and a Birth Certificate.

It’s important to note that the Power of Attorney to sell a property in Mexico is usually created by the real estate agent or an attorney in Mexico in order to avoid any delays.  This document will need to be notarized by a notary here in California.  A School Diploma and Transcripts will also need to be notarized.  Please call us so we can help you obtain an Apostille for your these documents and to avoid any delays.

A Birth Certificate will need to be a certified copy signed either by the County Clerk’s Office or the State Registrar.  We do not accept Birth Certificates signed by a Health Officer from the County Clerk’s Office.

During the past year, we’ve noticed an increase in California Corporations conducting business in Mexico.  Typical corporate documents which require an Apostille for Mexico are: Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Good Standing, and Certificate of Free Sale.  Some of these corporate documents will not require notarization.  Please call or send us a message so we can assist you in obtaining a California Apostille.

We accept cash, money orders, certified bank checks, Paypal.com, credit cards, and checks. If you make payment with a personal or business check, there may be a 7 business day hold time for clearing of funds. For faster processing time please pay with a credit card.

Apostilles can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the California Apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you!

Click to download our California Apostille order form. Our Apostille service is fast, convenient, and saves you time and money.

Mexico Apostille – California

California Apostille for MexicoThe information in this article is for documents originating from the State of California to be used in the country of Mexico.  Mexico is a member of the Apostille convention and documents sent to this country will receive an Apostille from the Secretary of State in California.

These documents include: Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Power of Attorney, Affidavits, and more.  For a list of documents we can obtain an Apostille for, visit this link: http://www.apostille.la/documents-for-apostille-service/

If your documents are from the State of California Vital Record’s office (Birth, Death, Marriage), your documents are required to be a certified original (blue/pink in color) and signed by the County Clerk Registrar Recorder’s office.  If your document is signed by the health department (Ex: Medical Doctor), you’ll need to have your documented authenticated (Exemplification) by the County before the document is eligible for a California Apostille.  Read more here: http://www.apostille.la/2012/09/15/los-angeles-county-death-birth-certificate-authentication-for-california-apostille/

A Power of Attorney, Affidavit, Transcripts, Diploma, Copy of Driver License, Copy of Passport, etc.. will need to be notarized by a California notary before the document qualifies for a California Apostille.  A local notary can help you with your notarization.  If you reside in Los Angeles and need a Los Angeles notary, call us at 310-876-8489 or 888-810-4054.

Generally, Power of Attorney documents for Mexico will already be translated with English on one side and Spanish on the other.  It’s important to speak with an attorney in Mexico who will help you with your Power of Attorney.

Obtaining a California Apostille can be complicated and time consuming.  The Secretary of State has only two offices in California making it difficult for most people to drive to their office.  The usual wait time is 3 hours at the Los Angeles Secretary of State’s office.

We provide fast same-day apostille service in California.  Documents received by 10:30am Monday through Friday will be eligible for same-day Apostille service.  Once processed, your important documents will be shipped by FedEx overnight delivery to your location at no additional charge.

To help save time and money, we can also ship your documents to Mexico.  Additional shipping fees apply.

Click to download our California Apostille order form. Our Apostille service is fast, convenient, and saves you time and money.

California Power of Attorney Mexico Apostille

Are you searching for California Apostille service for a Power of Attorney being sent to Mexico?  It’s important to know that in order for Mexico to accept the Power of Attorney, it must be completed correctly and have the correct California Acknowledgement wording.

In most cases, a Power of Attorney being sent to Mexico is divided into two sections.  The vertical division separates the English from the Spanish.  I’ve seen some Power of Attorney documents as long as five pages and as few as one.  It’s very important to hire a certified translator to help you write out your power of attorney.

What’s most important is to include the California Acknowledgement wording at the bottom of the page which is signed by the person giving power – usually the last page.  This ensures that the California Apostille will be accepted in Mexico.

The California Acknowledgement wording needs to be the exact wording or your document will be rejected.  Before sending in your document to us, it’s important that we’ve had a chance to review your document for accuracy.  Please call us for specific directions on how to send us a copy of your document by email.

Once verified and approved, you can then send us your document(s) by UPS or FedEx.

California Apostilles can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the California Apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you!

Click to download our California Apostille order form. Our Apostille service is fast, convenient, and saves you time and money.

California Apostille Service for Mexico

Do you need a California Apostille for documents being sent to Mexico? Mexico is a member of the Apostille Convention and requires the California Secretary of State to authenticate signatures on legal documents being sent to Mexico. Common documents to Mexico which require a California Apostille are:

  • Marriage Licenses, Divorce agreements
  • Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Death Certificates
  • Single Status to Marry, No record of a Marriage
  • Criminal Record
  • Power of Attorney – General, Special, Finance, Real Estate etc.
  • Notarized copies of Passport, Affidavits, and other documents
  • Papers for Adoption purposes
  • Transcripts (School, College, University, or any other issuing agency)
  • Diploma, Degree Certificates, Graduation Records
  • Permission to Travel, Consent by Parent(s) to travel with Minor Children

To view the full list of documents which require a California Apostille for Mexico, visit this link: http://www.apostille.la/documents-for-apostille-service/

We have years of experience notarizing, authenticating, and certifying documents for Mexico. If you live in Los Angeles county, we offer complimentary notary service and pick-up/dropp off of your documents. If you live too far us to meet with you, you can overnight us your documents for processing.

For documents received by 10:30 a.m., we guarantee the documents will be completed in 1-2 business days (excluding Saturday, Sunday and major holidays). We’ll return your document via FedEx next day service at no additional charge to any address within the United States.

To view our rates, visit: http://www.apostille.la/rates/

If you need to meet with a local notary to notarize your document, it’s important to remember that as long as the signer speaks the same language as the notary, the document can and should be notarized. You will need to present an acceptable form of ID (Example: Driver’s License, US Passport, etc..), your name needs to be on the document in English, and acknowledge that you have signed the document.

Please keep in mind that a notary cannot refuse to notarize your document if it’s written in Spanish. Please call us at 1-888-810-4054 or 1-310-876-8489 to speak with an California Apostille agent about sending your documents to Mexico.

Click to download our California Apostille order form. Our Apostille service is fast, convenient, and saves you time and money.