Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney

Any person or company located in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut may grant full power of attorney for representation in a litigation, the administration of a business, the buying or selling properties or in any other juridical act in Mexico.

IMPORTANT: Starting January 2017, for any legal affairs' procedure (POWER OF ATTORNEY) made in the Consulate General of Mexico in New York, it is required to make an online appointment ONLY through the following website: https://consuladodemxicoennuevayork.youcanbook.me/

Appointments cannot be postponed FOR ANY REASON. If you do not show up to your previously scheduled appointment, you must reschedule.

If you don’t speak Spanish, you must be accompanied with an interpreter who must present an official ID.

Please be aware that the expedition for a Power of Attorney requires three time attendance at the Consulate and the process takes about three weeks as well.

POA for Individuals

 

Power of Attorney for Individuals

  • Book an appointment in the following link: https://consuladodemxicoennuevayork.youcanbook.me/
  • Present an official ID, it could be your passport, driver’s license or State ID. Please note, the power of attorney will show your name exactly the same as is shown in your identification. We will not be able to add another name unless you provide an official ID with it. Your birth certificate is not acceptable as prove of your identity.
  • MARRIED PEOPLE, if you did not make a pre-nuptial agreement dividing your goods and are willing to grant a POA for selling properties, time-shares, open companies, signing contracts, administration of a business or properties, or if you were required to include Actos de Dominio, you must come with your spouse in the first appointment, and both must bring IDs and the original marriage certificate.

However, if you made a pre-nuptial agreement separating your goods, you can grant the POA without your spouse approval. Please bring your original marriage certificate and prenup. If any of these two documents were not issue in USA or Mexico, you need to apostille and/or legalize them and translated into Spanish.

  • Provide all the information for the POA, including the clauses and copy of deeds for properties, if it is the case.  
  • Provide the full name of your legal representative in Mexico.
  • If you don’t speak Spanish, you must be accompanied with an interpreter who must present an official ID. The interpreter does not need to be a professional, it could be a friend, neighbor, etc.
  • You will have to pay a fee of $115.00 dollars in cash (we are not allowed to accept bills of $50 o $100)

Please be aware that the process takes about three weeks and requires three time attendance at the Consulate:

  • First visit: You, (your spouse and an interpreter, if needed), must present themselves with all the documents as well as the fee.
  • Second visit: You and the same interpreter (if needed) have to comeback with official IDs.
  • Third visit: Any person, with the receipt, can come to the Consulate to receive the POA. If you cannot comeback make sure to bring a UPS prepaid envelope in your second visit and we will send it to you. 

POA for Corporations

 

Power of Attorney for Corporations

Companies with residency in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut, can only grant Powers of Attorney in this Consulate, with the following:

  • Book an appointment in the following link: https://consuladodemxicoennuevayork.youcanbook.me/
  • Present the following documents:
    1. Copy of the Company´s incorporation agreement.
    2. Copy of Company‘s statutes.
    3. Document in which the Company´s legal representative seeking for the power of attorney demonstrates the authority to issue POA on behalf of the business.

Documents listed above must be certified by a local notary public, translated into Spanish and apostille, issued in a period no greater than 6 months.

  • Official ID of the legal representative, which could be passport, driver’s license or State ID. Please note, the name in the official ID must be identical to the Company´s documents. We will not be able to add another name unless you provide an official ID with it. Birth certificate is not acceptable as prove of your identity.

If you don’t speak Spanish, you must be accompanied with an interpreter who must present an official ID. Interpreter does not need to be a professional.

 

  • Provide all the information for the POA, including the clauses.
  • Provide the full name of the legal representative in Mexico.

 

Please note, to issue the POA could take three to four weeks and requires three time attendance at the Consulate:

 

  • First visit: The legal representative who is going to grant the POA and the interpreter (if needed) must present themselves with all the documents as well as a fee of $173.00 USD (cash only and with the exact amount, we are not allowed to accept bills of 50 or 100).
  • Second visit: The legal representative and the same interpreter (if needed) must present themselves with official IDs.
  • Third visit: Any person, with the receipt, could come to the Consulate to receive the document. Also, in your second visit you can bring a prepaid envelope from UPS and we will send the POA.

 

Costos

Costs

Power of Attorney

Trámite o Servicio

Pago de Derechos (USD)

Poder Notarial - Persona Física

$115.00

Poder Notarial - Empresa o Persona Moral

$173.00

Testamento Público Abierto

$294.00

Testamento Público Cerrado

$40.00

Repudio De Herencia

$115.00

 


  • No se aceptan los billetes de $100 dólares.
  • El pago de los servicios de Pasaporte o Matrícula Consular puede ser con tarjeta de crédito o débito VISA, Mastercard o Discovery.