Depending on your Destination and Hotel in Mexico, (Canadian Brides) may need the following:
1. You need the long version of your birth certificate (not the credit card size one)
2. Then you need to find an official translator who can translate the documents into Spanish
3. Once it is translated you need to have it notarized (by a commissioner of oath or a notary public) before you can send it off to the Department of Foreign Affairs
4. Once notarized, you send it to be authenticated by Foreign Affairs. You need to include a cover letter indicating that you want the documents to be authenticated and a pre-paid return addressed envelope.
5. It is then sent to the Mexican Embassy to be legalized
(Foreign Affairs will forward the documents to the Mexican Embassy for you if you include a money order and a pre-paid courier return envelope-You need to contact the Mexican Embassy to find out what the fee is before you send it off)
**** Check with your wedding coordinator in Mexico for complete info.
**** Brides from all countries should contact their Country - Department of Foreign Affairs for complete information.
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