New Documentation Rules for Bringing Children into Mexico

There are new rules for the letter giving permission to bring a child into Mexico without both parents.
“Entering Mexico with Children
Both the US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) and the Canadian government advise bringing a notarized letter from a parent who is not traveling with the children. The letter should certify that the children have their parent(s) permission to travel with the other parent.…w/parental%20consent.

The Mexican Consulate in Calgary, Canada now describes that this consent letter must be translated into Spanish and Notarized. For Canadians the document must also be “Legalized” to be accepted by Mexico: “If the document is issued in Canada it must be notarized, legalized by the Mexican Consulate or Embassy in Canada, and translated into Spanish.

The SRE Website for Canada describes the Legalization process as:
Legalization of Foreign Documents (for Canada)
Consular legalization is performed on foreign public documents that must be valid for legal purposes in Mexico. Legalization may be provided to the signature and/or stamps contained in public documents. It is an act of certification through which the consular official certifies that the signature or seal is from a government office or official, or from a notary located within the consular jurisdiction. ..
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US citizen-children traveling without both parents must only have a translated notarized permission letter. We describe the basic elements needed in the letter in the link listed above.
Happy Trails,

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For questions on Visiting Mexico or Immigrating to Mexico, please see our full master article on the New Immigration Rules for Mexico at: New Rules and Procedures for Immigration, Visiting, and Staying in Mexico – Nov. 11, 2012
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4 Responses to New Documentation Rules for Bringing Children into Mexico

  1. Hi there this is somewhat of off topic but I was wanting to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code
    with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding expertise so I wanted to get advice from someone with experience. Any help would be enormously appreciated!

    • yucalandia says:


      I would cut and paste some actual text in the “text mode”, from a working WordPress article/post that has the features you want to use. This way you can see all the examples of useful types of html coding for WordPress: e.g. how to create hot links, insert images, create hot buttons jumping to anchors further down in the text, etc… If you see real world examples of how others do it, you simple copy their efforts. The WYSIWIG editor for WordPress has some quirks, where you can enter many things, but not all, and even with the things you can enter, you often have to use the text editor to clean up the pages to get a nice consistent look and feel.

  2. With havin so much written content do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright infringement?

    My website has a lot of exclusive content I’ve either written myself or outsourced but it seems a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my agreement. Do you know any methods to help stop content from being stolen? I’d genuinely appreciate

    • yucalandia says:

      Hello Mr. Mystery Lawyer,
      Yes, we have had near entire articles lifted. We have had friendly websites wholesale copy multiple paragraphs in blocks. We also get far more references, attributions, and links to our material placed in other sites than the plagiarism.

      What do I do? I laugh. I contact the people who copy, and ask them to give proper attribution. One really fine highly-respected (web-friend) fellow who cut a pasted whole paragraphs of novel material from our site, noted that he gave up trying to police plagiarism years ago when a University professor lifted 2 entire chapters from his very-good site, and the Prof dropped the chapters, unrevised, unedited, into his latest book, publishing the stolen material as original work. Some friends embed special html code in their key material, so the hidden tags get copied when people cut and paste, and unless they are good at coding, they cannot easily cut out his tags. Consider some of the fotos on the web where people basically put their watermark on their fotos.. where the watermark is embedded into the image. Further, you can set up your site to inhibit the “copy” option of your contest. Still people can simply retype text, but it forces them to do some work.

      For us: The most challenging thing is when other sites misquote or misuse or misinterpret what we have carefully described and created on Yucalandia. We strongly dislike having bad information attributed to us.

      I am not an inherently litigious person, and I take it as high praise when people see our material presented on other people’s sites.

      I notice that you did not list a web link or address to you site or your services. What thoughts do you have on the matter?

      One friend of ours successfully negotiates after-the-fact cash payments from people who use his self-created materials on the web, giving them license to use it.

      Does your site contain material that mirrors our information?
      If so, how does one identify which of it is novel, or unique, or a personal (exclusive?) creation vs. aggregated reports of commonly available government website info, the various laws and other gob. presentations, etc?

      If I publish it first, does that make it my exclusive property?
      I really do not know Mexican law on these matters, let alone English law. I do know that typical non-frivolous lawsuits in Mexico take a minimum of 4-5 years to resolve, while others take decades. (see Gob. de Mexico v. Barbachano)

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