Getting Married in Mexico: Requirements for Canadian Official Documents
Your wedding day is a special and significant occasion, and you want to make sure everything is in order. If you have chosen Mexico as the location for your big day, you need to ensure that your official documents are validated before you arrive. This validation process involves Apostille, Authentication, and Legalization.
How to Apostille Canadian Documents for Use in Mexico
Canada is not a member of The Hague Apostille convention, and as a result, all documents from Canada used in Mexico must undergo the authentication and legalization process. Some of the most common documents required for marriage in Mexico are Birth Certificates and Divorce Certificates. If you need more information on the specific type of Canadian Birth Certificate required, please see our article on Birth Certificate Apostille, Authentication, and Legalization. If you have been married before, your Divorce Certificate may also be required.
It is essential that each document be authenticated by Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa before it can be accepted for your marriage in Mexico. It is important to note that there are several different styles of documents, and our team can assist you in making sure you have the correct ones through a consultation.
Steps for Authenticating and Legalizing Canadian Marriage Documents for Mexico
After authentication at Global Affairs Canada, your documents are ready for legalization at the Embassy of Mexico in Ottawa. Our team has established a close working relationship with the consular staff due to our frequent visits to the embassy, and we can assure a smooth process. Once your documents have been legalized, they will be equivalent to an Apostille certificate and ready for use in your wedding ceremony in Mexico.
In addition to the validation process, we can also assist with courier services to ensure that your documents are delivered to you in Canada or forwarded to Mexico on time, without any delays. Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and you want to make sure that everything is perfect. Trust the experts to handle your official documents and ensure that your day goes smoothly.
For more information on using Canadian documents in Mexico, please see our Official Guide. We understand that getting married can be a stressful process, but with our help, you can rest assured that your official documents are in good hands.