Apostille for Birth, Death, or Marriage Certificates in Mexico
If you are asked to present certified documents to officials in Mexico, you may need an Apostille. Circumstances include obtaining Dual Citizenship, obtaining American citizenship for children, getting married in Mexico or moving abroad.
In 1998, the Mexican Law of No Loss of Nationality was passed. This law allows individuals from Mexico to remain Mexican citizens if they obtain citizenship in the United States, resulting in what is termed Mexican Dual Citizenship. Since the law was passed, Mexican law recognizes dual nationality for people born in Mexico or born abroad to Mexican parents.
Dual Citizenship – Mexican Citizenship & US Citizenship
Mexican nationals who are citizens in both Mexico and the United States are required to provide proof of dual citizenship and identify themselves as Mexican through a Declaration of Mexican Nationality when crossing the Mexico border. If they do not, they may face large fines.
To obtain a Declaration of Mexican Nationality, you must complete an application and provide original or certified copies of the either parents’ birth certificate, documentation that proves U.S. citizenship (passport, Certificate of Naturalization, etc), Driver’s License or California ID, and two passport-sized photos. Married women must present their marriage certificate.
When you present a Birth, Death, or Marriage Certificate, you may need an Apostille on the document. Apostille Documents offers a comprehensive Apostille and authentication service with convenient online ordering and document return via FedEx, saving you time and ensuring peace of mind that your document will arrive quickly and safely. We understand the details and the potential challenges involved in the process and take the necessary steps to ensure your documents are properly legalized. Apostille Documents will process your documents with the utmost care. Please review the following requirements for each document type to make sure your document is valid for an Apostille.
Easy Steps to Order Your Mexico Marriage, Birth, or Death Certificate Apostille:
1. Vital Record Check list: (birth, death, marriage, divorce certificates or Superior Court documents)
Please make sure of the following:
- The document was issued in one of the 58 counties in California
- The document was issued within the last 5 years
- The document has been signed by one of the following officials:
✓ County Clerk/Recorder
✓ Clerk Recorder
✓ Department of Health Services (DHS/CDHS)
2. Find Out if the Destination Country is a Member of the Hague Convention (Click Here). If the country to whom you are presenting your document is a member of the Hague Convention, you will need an Apostille authentication. If not, your document may need Embassy Legalization. In this case, please give us a call.
3. Go to Purchase Options and follow instructions