United Mexican States is a sovereign state in North America. This is a federative republic with a president as the head of state. Local currency is the Mexican peso. National language is Spanish. Mexico is the member of the United Nations, World Trade Organisation, G20, OECD, NAFTA, and the Pacific Alliance.
Mexico ranks 15th in the world by the nominal GDP and 11th by GDP (PPP). Mexican economy is one of the most developed and stable in the region, and some experts believe it is very attractive for investment. Mexico is not an offshore jurisdiction; it is compliant with the international requirements in tax cooperation matters. There are more than 20000 foreign companies functioning in Mexico today.
Business activities in Mexico are regulated by the 1956 Commercial Code, 1934 Companies Act, 1991 Law on Industrial Property, and other relevant laws.
Main types of businesses in Mexico
Emprendedor – individual entrepreneur;
Sociedad Anonima – joint-stock company;
Sociedad Anonima de Capital Variable – joint-stock company with variable capital;
Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada – limited liability company;
Sociedad cooperativa – cooperative;
Empresa conjunta – joint venture.
What is a commercial register?
In our video we explain the definition and function of a commercial register and how you can verify the reliability and solvency of your foreign business partner.
Should you wish to check the sincerity of your foreign business partner’s request, Schmidt&Schmidt will gladly assist you.
We offer extracts from the commercial registers of more than 100 different registers in countries spread all around the globe. Additionally, we offer annual statements for a variety of companies. The original extract from any commercial register can be sent to you by mail or as a pdf-file via e-mail. Besides that, commercial register extracts can be authenticated with an apostille.
There is no unified register in Mexico, there are separate registers in 32 regions of Mexico (31 states and the capital, Mexico City). Registration is usually carried out via notaries. Foreigners are obliged to get a business license at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs first.
Contents of the register
Main extract available from the business register of Mexico is a company profile. It comes in the Spanish language and contains information about a company, relevant at the moment of the request.
- Full legal name
- Registration number and details
- Type of business
- Legal address
- Current status (active/inactive)
- Tax ID
- Main activities
- Branches and subsidiaries
- Certificate of Incorporation
- Credit reports
NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable.
Search in the register is not free of charge. Search results are sent to you within 5-7 days after request submission.
To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:
- Full legal name
- Region of registration (to know the register of which state to search in)
An extract from the business register of Mexico can be used in order to:
- Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
- Negotiate foreign trade agreements
- File legal claims
Mexico acceded to the The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents on 11 December 1994.
Therefore, the documents issued in Mexico are subject to a simplified apostilling procedure, thus the documents gain full legal value in Convention member states after notarised translation.
Apostilling usually takes about two weeks.
In addition, you can order notarised translation from Spanish.
We provide extracts from the register in strict compliance with the legislation of the United Mexican States and the General Data Protection Regulation.
Inquiries are processed within one working day. Courier delivery of apostilled documents is paid separately by courier service tariffs.
Our services can be paid by bank transfer, PayPal or by credit card.
You can order free preliminary availability check of required information on our website.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an Electronic Extract||from 357,00 €||from 300,00 €|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 1190,00 €||from 1000,00 €|