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To grant a power of attorney on behalf of a company incorporated pursuant to the laws of the States of New York, New Jersey or Connecticut, its legal representative shall fill out an application click here and present the following documents: 

1. Certificate of Good Standing issued by the local Secretary of State

2. Authenticated copy of the certificate of incorporation from the local Secretary of State. In case of banking institutions, the certificate must be authenticated, if state chartered, by the Association of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Administrator of National Banks; and if it is an Edge Act Corporation engaged in International Banking Activities, by the Federal Reserve Bank. 

3. Copy of the bylaws sections currently in force, regarding the name and purpose of the corporation, the powers vested upon the Board of Directors and Officers, as well as the authorized persons to execute contracts and carry out acts, in the name and on behalf of the corporation and to use its corporate seal.

4. Copy of the minutes of the Shareholders' Meeting which resolved on the election of the Members of the Board of Directors and Officers. (with their complete names and titles)

5. Copy of the minutes of the Board of Directors' Meeting whose resolution conferred authority to the person whom will grant the power of attorney to do so on behalf of the corporation.


In case that the person granting the power of attorney is not familiar with the Spanish language, he or she may be accompanied by his/her own interpreter, who must also present a copy of the interpreter's passport.


All five documents must be accompanied by their translation into Spanish, bear the Corporate Seal, full name and signature of the corporation's secretary. All translations must be duly notarized by an American Notary Public.
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, 4 and 5 must be notarized by an American Notary Public, certified by the County Clerk and bear the Apostille issued by the State Department with jurisdiction.

If your documents were issued in the State of New York, you can obtain the apostille from:

Department of State
123 William and Fulton Street, 19th floor
New York, N.Y. 10007
Telephone: (212) 417 5684

If your documents were issued in the State of New Jersey, you can obtain the apostille from:

New Jersey Department of State
225 West State Street, 3rd floor
Trenton, N.J. 08608-11001
Telephone: (609) 633 8257

If your documents were issued in the State of Connecticut, you can obtain the apostille from:

Connecticut Department of State
30 Trinity Street, Room 310
Hartford, CT. 06106
Telephone: (860) 509 6135

In order to process the Power of Attorney, it is necessary to fill out an application and to cover the Consular Fee in advance. This fee is subject to change without prior notice Click here for details

The person responsible for submitting the documentation must make two appointments to appear at the Consulate General: the first, to have documentation reviewed and submit the application-remember to bring any texts sent by your lawyer in Mexico-and the second for the grantor to sign the Official Registry Book.

In case of corporations incorporated in any other State different than New York, New Jersey or Connecticut, besides the above mentioned requirements, the Secretary of State's or County Clerk's signature must be authenticated before the corresponding American authority, in accordance with the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents, to which both Mexico and the United States of America are parties. 

This authentication must be made, as established in article 4 of said Convention, by the "certificate" or "apostille", which must be located or typed in the document itself or in an extension thereof with the following text:

"CERTIFICATE- APOSTILLE

1. Country...................................................................

This public document
2. has been signed by................................................

3. in his/her character of.............................................

4. and who is vested with the seal/stamp of...............


Certificate

5. to........................... 
6. The ........................................
7. by..........................................................................
8. number..................................................................
9. Seal/stamp 
10. Signature

The word "apostille" in the French language must be included on the certificate as established in article 4 of the Convention. 


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Once you have all the above mentioned documents, please call  (212) 217 6448, (212) 217 6477 or (212) 217 6419, to make and appointment, Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please consider the appointment shall be granted according to the availability.

If you wish to revoke a power of attorney previously granted before a Mexican Consul or before a Mexican Notary Public, besides the above mentioned documents, you should also present copy of the power of attorney to be revoked. 

In your appointment, you will be informed the date the corporation's legal representative must personally appear before the Mexican Consulate, to sign and receive the corresponding public deed. 

The fees for granting or revoking a power of attorney are listed on the following page click here **
** Please note that these amounts shall be paid in advance, in cash or by a money order issued in favor of the General Consulate of Mexico.

The Legal Department for Powers of Attorney and Notary Public Acts offers service to Mexican citizens and foreign citizens. For information in Spanish regarding our consular services, click here.