Published on Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The province of Manitoba will soon be home to a new diplomatic mission of Mexico. According to the Embassy of Mexico, the new consulate will be located in Winnipeg. This diplomatic mission will expand the consular services available across Canada, including the legalization of Canadian documents for use in Mexico.
The Embassy of Mexico issued a press release on March 17, 2015 and stated “The opening of the consular agency, which will depend on the Consulate General of Mexico in Toronto, aims to strengthen the presence of Mexico in Canada and provide better service in terms of documentation, consular assistance and protection to nearly 7,500 Mexicans living in the Province, as well as those working within the Seasonal Agricultural Workers program.”
Canadian documents, personal or commercial, that will be used in Mexico must first go through a specific process called authentication and legalization, also referred to as apostille. This process involves having the document authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs, or by an appropriate provincial agency. The second step involves submitting the document to the appropriate diplomatic mission of Mexico in Canada for legalization.
It is important to make sure you have met all the requirements set by the Department of Foreign Affairs and the diplomatic mission before submitting your documents. If your documents are not prepared correctly, they will be rejected.
If you are frustrated by the process or are already living abroad, you can have an authentication and legalization service manage the process on your behalf. Ensuring a stress-free process and the successful completion of your documents.
International Documents Canada (IDC) is Canada’s leading expert in the field of authentication and legalization. We work with you to make sure your documents are prepared correctly. You send your documents to our Ottawa office and we manage all aspects of the authentication and legalization process, often in as little as two days.
Contact IDC for more information on the authentication and legalization of your Canadian documents for use in Mexico.