Consular legalization is performed on foreign public documents that must be valid for legal purposes in Mexico.
Legalization may be provided to the signature and/or stamps contained in public documents. It is an act of certification through which the consular official certifies that the signature or seal is from a government office or official, or from a notary located within the consular jurisdiction. This certification does not prejudge the content of the document.
Canada IS NOT a Member State of the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalisation of Foreign Public Documents (known as the Apostille convention), and therefore the interested party must go to the corresponding Mexican consular office to obtain the legalization of any Canadian public document that he wishes to be legally valid in Mexico.
Each consular office is empowered to legalize documents issued within its jurisdiction.
To learn about the procedure to legalize documents at each consular office, click on the corresponding link:
Jurisdiction: Ontario and Manitoba
Jurisdiction: Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, and Nunavut
Jurisdiction: British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories.
Jurisdiction: Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Jurisdiction: Ontario, Essex County (South)