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Notarial Appointments

Notarial services are for all nationalities and are by appointment only. Normally the document to be notarized is for use within the United States, although there may be exceptions. If you have multiple documents to be notarized, you should only make one appointment. You will pay $50 USD on your day of appointment for each notary seal required.

Some notarial services may be performed free of charge; see pages 6, 7 and 8 of the State Department’s Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (PDF, 268K).

Mexico City

Schedule an appointment.

Ciudad Juarez

Please email CDJSCS@state.gov.

Guadalajara

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Hermosillo

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Matamoros

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Merida

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Monterrey

Fill out our contact form to request an appointment.

Nogales

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Nuevo Laredo

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Tijuana

Schedule an appointment.

Acapulco

Please write ConAgencyAcapulco@state.gov to schedule a routine appointment.

Cancun

Please make an appointment by calling the office phone during normal office hours.

52-999-942-5700 (direct dial from the U.S.)
202-640-2511 (Vonage dialing from the U.S.)
999-942-5700 (dialing from outside Cancun but within Mexico)
999-942-5700 (dialing from within Cancun

Los Cabos

The U.S. Consular Agency in Los Cabos suspended routine American Citizen services starting March 18, 2020, and until further notice.  Limited emergency passport, consular report of birth abroad, and notarial services are available at Consulate General Tijuana.

Mazatlan

Please make an appointment by calling the below numbers during normal office hours.

From Mexico (662)-690-3262
From the U.S. 1 (844) 528-6611

Oaxaca

Please write ConAgencyOaxaca@state.gov to schedule a routine appointment.

Piedras Negras

For emergency consular services please email ConAgencyPiedrasN@state.gov to request an appointment.

Playa Del Carmen

Please make an appointment by calling the office phone during normal office hours.

52-999-942-5700 (direct dial from the U.S.)
202-370-6708 (Vonage dialing from the U.S.)
999-942-5700 (dialing from outside Playa Del Carmen but within Mexico)
999-942-5700 (dialing from within Playa Del Carmen)

San Miguel de Allende

The U.S. Consular Agency in San Miguel de Allende suspended routine American Citizen services starting March 18, 2020, until further notice.  A small number of appointments are available at the Agency for those requiring in-person emergency services.  Those requiring emergency consular services, including emergency passports and notarial services to U.S. citizens should contact ConAgencySanMiguel@state.gov.

Overview

 

On the day of your appointment, you must:

      • Bring the complete, unsigned documents to be notarized. Even if there are pages that do not require signature or seals, you must present the entire packet.
      • Present a valid government-issued ID such as a passport, driver’s license, Mexican voter (IFE or INE) card, matrícula consular, etc. The name on the documents must be the same as the name on your ID.
      • Pay $50 USD per notary seal (payment accepted in cash – U.S. dollars, Mexican pesos, or major credit card).
      • Be of sound mind and understand the document you want notarized. Consular staff is not permitted to explain contents to you.
      • If your notary service requires a witness, you must arrange for your own witnesses. Consular staff cannot witness your documents.
      • Click for different types of notarial and authentication services.

Examples of Notarial Services Performed At No Charge

Scales, Seal, PenDS-3053: To notarize a DS-3053 Statement of Consent: Issuance of a U.S. Passport To a Minor Under Age 16 (PDF, 345K), please review the instructions listed on the form, the information fields that must be completed, and bring your original, valid, government-issued photo ID as well as a photocopy of both sides. As the U.S. Department of State requires that this form be notarized, this service is performed free of charge.

Power of Attorney (in conjunction with U.S. passport applications): When both parents are unable to be personally present to apply for a minor’s U.S. passport, and they wish to designate a third party to do so, they may sign a power of attorney (POA) before a notary public. This POA must contain specific data fields; see a sample.  Note that photocopies of both sides of each parents’ original, valid, government-issued photo ID must be included with the POA. As the U.S. Department of State requires that this form be notarized, this service is performed free of charge.

At the Direct Request of a U.S. Municipal, State or Federal Entity

At the Direct Request of a Foreign Government: For example, if Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Relations requests that the Embassy or Consulate notarize documents to be used to collect child support in the United States. Or, if a Mexican state migrant assistance agency requests the Embassy or Consulate notarize a document for a parent to request a child’s birth certificate, see a sample.

Apostilles

The U.S. Embassy and its consulates do not issue apostilles.  An apostille must be obtained from either the state or federal authority in the United States that issued the document was issued.

Apostille information for documents originating in Mexico City (for example, birth certificates, marriage certificates, divorce decrees, and documents executed by Mexican notary publics) can be found here.

Apostille information for documents executed by schools, universities, and documents issued by the Secretary of Public Education in Mexico City can be found here.