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 Mexico - Central Authority & practical information
Address

Central Authority(ies):

General Direction of Legal Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
(la Dirección General de Asuntos Jurídicos de la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores)

Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Directorate-General of Legal Affairs
Plaza Juárez No. 20, Planta Baja
Edificio Tlatelolco
Colonia Centro
delegación Cuauhtémoc
C.P. 06010
Mexico, Distrito Federal
Telephone:

+52 (55) 36865241 (switchboard)

Fax: +52 (55) 36865236
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: http://www.sre.gob.mx/en/
Contact person: For more information on contact persons, click here (in Spanish only).
Languages spoken by staff: Spanish

Practical Information:

Forwarding authorities
(Art. 3(1)):
Judges and the General Direction of Legal Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (incl. its regional offices)
Methods of service:
(Art. 5(1)(2))
Personal service
Translation requirements:
(Art. 5(3))

In relation to Article 5, when the judicial and extrajudicial documents to be served in Mexican territory are written in a language other than Spanish, they must be accompanied by the corresponding Spanish translation.

Click here to read all the declarations and reservations made by Mexico under this Convention.

Costs relating to execution of the Request for service (Art. 12(2)) In relation to the second paragraph of Article 12, the costs incurred by serving judicial or extrajudicial documents will be covered by the applicant.

Click here to read all the declarations and reservations made by Mexico under this Convention.

Other Information: Filling the blanks of the forms in Spanish is most appreciated (see however Art. 7(2)).
Oppositions and declarations
(Art. 21(2)):
(Click here to read all the declarations and reservations made by Mexico under this Convention.)
Art. 8(2): Opposition (see declarations)
Art. 10: Opposition
Art. 15(2): Declaration of non-applicability
Art. 16(3): Declaration of applicability
Derogatory channels (bilateral or multilateral agreements or internal law permitting other transmission channels)
(Arts. 11, 19, 24 and 25)

Disclaimer:
Information may not be complete or fully updated - please contact the relevant authorities to verify this information.

To consult bilateral and multilateral treaties to which Mexico is a party, see: http://www.sre.gob.mx/tratados/.  

Multilateral conventions on judicial co-operation:
- Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory (Panama City, 13 January 1975).
- Additional Protocol to the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory (Montevideo, 8 May 1979).
www.oas.org

Useful links: http://webapps.sre.gob.mx/rogatorias/ (track service for letters rogatory) (only in Spanish)
http://www.sre.gob.mx/index.php/tramites-y-servicios/exhorto-o-carta-rogatoria-internacional- (International letters rogatory) (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

(This page was last updated on 9 October 2013)

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