When a person is abroad and has to execute a legal act or business matter in Mexico, she or he must give legal authority to another person with residence there, through a notary instrument called power of attorney, in order that the latter make those acts. A power of attorney can be general or special to one specified act or type of act.

 

A general power of attorney can be classified under the following types:

 

  • General Power of Attorney (known as General Power for Litigation and Aggressive Collection, Management and Ownership Acts)
  • General Power for Litigation and Aggressive Collection
  • General Power for Management Acts
  • General Power for Ownership Acts
  • Specific or Limited Power

 

The General Power authorizes the agent to act on behalf of the principal in an indefinite series of acts while the power is not revoked or any of the parties died. Notwithstanding this kind of power can have a limited  scope as to the authority granted to the agent.

 

The Specific Power is granted for an specific or determined acts and expires once that those acts are concluded. The Specific Power provide a higher security for the grantor that the General Power.

 

Requirements

  •  Fill up a Power of Attorney Application.
  • Passport photocopies of the pages where the personal details and holder's photograph are found.
  • Payment of Consular fees made in cash, postal orders or company’s checks, payable to the Mexican Consulate. No personal checks are accepted.
  • Make an appointment 1-877-639-4835 (1-877 MEXITEL)
  •  Application for Power of Attorney.

 

When a person is abroad and has to execute a legal act or business matter in Mexico, she or he must give legal authority to another person with residence there, through a notary instrument called power of attorney, in order that the latter make those acts. A power of attorney can be general or special to one specified act or type of act.

 

Delivery:

In order to reduce waiting times for Power of Attorney documents, starting July 5th, 2016, the documents will be available for pick-up on Thursdays, or, if preferred, the Consulate can mail them within 7 days. 

 

If you wish to receive your power of attorney through the mail, you must provide the Consulate with a prepaid envelope with the following specifications: 

Option 1) United States Postal Service Certified Mail with prepaid stamp and shipping address. 

Option 2) Prepaid Fedex or UPS shipping. The prepaid shipping label must be provided at the time of your appointment.

 

 

The Consulate will mail the documents within the specified times, but is not responsible of any delays or issues during delivery. By providing us with the selected envelope, you acknowledge that USPS or the selected delivery service is the one responsible of this service.