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That is interesting. I was about to post a question asking if there is a local American notary who could notarize some bank documents for me to send back to the States. Is this possible?

Lexy

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The site indicates that you have to live in the USA.

Using a US Notary outside of his US jurisdiction, usually a county or state, while you are in Mexico is not legal.  You have two choices: Use a Mexican Notario, which is legal by treaty, or use the US Consular agent in Guadalajara or at his monthly visit to Chapala or Ajijic. Those are the only legal options that I know of.

 

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30 minutes ago, hoylecare said:

...also do you need an appointment to use Mexican notario of US escrow documents

I never make appointments with any Mexican. Just walk in and ask about the availability of the notario.

The US Consulate is a royal PIA and then as a "Service" to citizens abroad, they charge $50 USD. The Mexican notario will be much less.

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I would check first with whoever wants (demands) your signature to be notarized. They might accept that electronic deal even though you don't reside in the US or they might accept a Mexican Notario, the worst they can say is no. Otherwise, getting something "Notarized" by any unlawful method could result in something bad happening, regardless of what the "odds" are of it happening. Penny wise and pound foolish.

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A Mexican notario is perfectly legal, by treaty, and will be accepted by all but the most ignorant or prejudiced bumpkins NoB.  We have used them for real estate transactions and deeds for property sold NoB and had no refusals of the documents.  We did not ask them first, either. It is not their choice to accept or refuse.

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2 minutes ago, RVGRINGO said:

A Mexican notario is perfectly legal, by treaty, and will be accepted by all but the most ignorant or prejudiced bumpkins NoB.  We have used them for real estate transactions and deeds for property sold NoB and had no refusals of the documents.  We did not ask them first, either. It is not their choice to accept or refuse.

Good for you, you're braver than we are.  ^_^

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45 minutes ago, Mopsy said:

We needed a Mexican notario for two different documents, one time it was 1800 pesos and the second 2000 pesos, a little more than $50US.  

You sure were easy. Obviously you had more than a mere signature witnessed, a service that is $5 in Texas.

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When we wound down a real estate deal 3 years ago that didn't work out here in PV, the other party wanted our signatures notarized. Fine, you pay and off we went to his Notario. Both signatures needed as well as both of theirs. $5000 EACH his Notario exclaimed. Suddenly it was fine going next door to Office Depot where an employee WITNESSED all signatures for $400. Fine either way with us, we were not concerned.

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On ‎12‎/‎12‎/‎2017 at 7:09 PM, AngusMactavish said:

You sure were easy. Obviously you had more than a mere signature witnessed, a service that is $5 in Texas.

This isn't Texas, is it?

 

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