Apostille for Mexico

Apostille Legalisation of Irish and UK documents for use in Mexico and authentication of Mexican documents for use abroad

How to get an Apostille on Irish and UK documents for use in Mexico?

Docsbase Consular Services with offices in Dublin Ireland and London UK is specialising in the legalisation of all types of commercial, vital, government documents from Ireland and the UK for official use in Mexico. We can arrange reissuance of documents in the UK and Ireland, notarisation and apostille legalisation of Irish and UK documents as well as the Embassy legalisation in London and Dublin. We are familiar with the requirements of Mexican authorities and can prepare your documents in a way that they will be accepted by the Mexican authorities without any further legalisation. Docsbase Translation is our in-house translation department specialising in preparing a certified translation of English documents into Spanish appropriately certified for use in Mexico. We also have reliable partners in Mexico City that can provide legalisation of Mexican documents for use abroad, in particular in the Republic of Ireland and the UK.


For certain legal procedures in Mexico, you may be required to present Mexican authorities with foreign-issued public documents as part of an application process. Before the Mexican authorities will accept business, commercial, personal and educational foreign-issued legal documents and certificates for processing, it is necessary to have the paperwork Apostille authenticated and stamped. DocsBase Apostille & Consular Legalisation Services specialises in providing Apostille and consular legalisation of Mexican documents for use overseas, and we can simplify the authentication process of your documents for use in Mexico.


Every international country has its own unique regulatory and legal frameworks and procedures for the registration and issuance of official documents that are valid within the territory of their nation. In 1961, the Hague Convention abolished the consular legalisation procedure and introduced the Apostille international government certificate, issued by the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO). There are 193 signatory countries of the treaty. Since 1995 Mexican public documents, along with official papers issued in the Member states, do not require legalisation for use in Mexico. Instead, an Apostille is issued to confirm the legality of an official document. Without the validating stamp, your documents have no legal force in a foreign country. All documents must also be translated and legalised. Once your documents have been Apostille authenticated in Mexico, no further legalisation is required for use in other Hague Convention Member states. Documents issued in non-member countries must still be legalised.

Mexican public documents must be apostilled by the following Mexican authorities:

–  Federal public documents – Coordinación General Política con Poderes de la Unión de la Secretaría de Gobernación

–  Public documents issued by the government of Mexico City – Dirección General Jurídica y de Estudios Legislativos del Departamento del Distrito Federal

–  Documents issued by state governments – Secretaría or Dirección General de Gobierno del Estado

The legalisation procedure can be time-consuming, complicated, and costly. However, DocsBase Apostille & Consular Legalisation Services can speed up the process, and have your authenticated papers returned to you on the same day.


Consular legalisation is the legal procedure that is undertaken to legalise and authenticate an original document that cannot be apostilled. Nationals of non-Member states of the Hague Convention must submit their documents to their local embassies/consulates for legalisation.The Mexican Embassy or consulate cannot legalise any documents that do not bear the name or signature of the issuing authority, or translated or photocopied papers that have not been stamped and signed by a Notary. As every embassy or consulate handles the legalisation procedure in a unique way, it is crucial to have an understanding of the process. At DocsBase Apostille & Consular Legalisation Services, we have offices in the UK and Ireland, and local agent representatives that can carry out the legalising work on your behalf in a discreet and timely manner. After verification and certification by a Public Notary, your document is Apostille stamped and ready for use. Once your documents have been Apostille certified, we will promptly return them to you via post or by courier service.


DocsBase Apostille & Consular Legalisation Services handles Notarial work, Apostille (MOFA legalisations) and Consular legalisations for use in Mexico.

Original legal documents that can be legalised through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico include:

–  Government documents such as passports

–  Visas and naturalisation certificates

–  Civil documents – birth, marriage and death certificates, divorce decrees and adoption papers

–  Powers of attorney, property deeds,

–  Incorporation papers, contracts, corporate legal documents, affidavits

–  Government identification cards, employment certificates

–  Documents issued by the courts

–  Commercial certificates

–  Education transcripts, diplomas, and degrees

After the documents have been legalised by Apostille, they can be officially used or submitted in Mexico. In some cases, documents to be Apostille certified may be required to be notarised first within the issuing country. This may be done at the Embassy of the issuing country in Mexico. Once documents issued by non-Member States of the Hague Convention have been authenticated, they must be taken to a Mexican Embassy for legalisation. Your documents may also need to be translated into Spanish in order to be accepted by Mexican officials.


–  DocsBase Apostille & Consular Legalisation Services has extensive experience of dealing with UK nationals, businesses and companies requiring legalisation in Mexico. We work with different jurisdictions, and use approved supporting certification providers (notaries, certified translators, government officials) that are accepted by the embassy or consulate. All services are administered in strict acquiescence, and with relevant data safeguard regulations in place.

–  We have offices in London and Dublin, and work directly with government agencies (cro, revenue, DFA, dep of health etc) in terms of reissue, certification and legalisation of all legal documents. We also have our own translation company certifiedtranslations.ie and can simplify the process of certifying any translation work that you may need as part of the authentication procedure. We provide this service directly or via our local representatives in Mexico.

–  The legalisation of Mexican documents takes around one week to complete. As FCO-approved agents, we are able to provide a fast and reliable same-day service at an additional charge. In the case of an original document being misplaced or lost, our DocsBase Apostille & Consular Legalisation Services in-house experts can assist you in obtaining a legalised copy for use in the Apostille certification process in Mexico.  Contact us today for a personalised quote.