California Power of Attorney for Mexico

Do you need an Apostille for a California Power of Attorney for Mexico?  Mexico is a member of The Hague Apostille Convention and documents sent to Mexico will require an Apostille.

We provide complimentary pick-up and Los Angeles notary service for residents and businesses of Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, The San Fernando Valley, and surrounding areas.  If you’re to far for us to travel to, you’ll need to meet with a local notary who will notarize your documents.  A California acknowledgment will be attached to the signed page in the Power of Attorney.  We can email you this document but most notaries will have this document on-hand.

We do not create or translate documents.  From experience, if you’re selling a home in Mexico, the real estate agent or an attorney in Mexico will create the documents required in order to avoid any delays.  Other documents we Apostille for Mexico are Car titles from the DMV, Affidavits, Copy of Diploma, Copy of Transcripts, Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Divorce Decree, Copy of a Driver License, Travel Consent Forms, Authorization Letters.  If you need to find a certified translator, we recommend visiting American Translators Association website.

Regarding the Power of Attorney, neither the notary or the California Secretary of State will read the documents so it doesn’t matter if the document is written in Spanish or in English and Spanish.  It’s important that the document is filled out completely.

If you reside outside of Los Angeles, you can send us your original documents via FedEx, UPS or Priority/Express Mail from the United States Postal Service.  For security purposes, always get a tracking number.

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 provide FREE return shipping via FedEx Next Day service to anywhere in the United States.

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!

Apostille Mexico – California

The 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:

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.  An exception to this rule is if your document is issued by the California Office of State Registar.

For a divorce decree, it must be a certified original signed by a deputy clerk from the California Superior Court.  A blue/purple stamp will be placed on the last page where the deputy will sign and print their name.

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.