Process Server in Mexico

Process Service Network

Our process server in Mexico will handle your case efficiently and promptly, typically in less than one week!  We have process servers in every state in Mexico and they are all trained to complete the service fast and correctly without excuses.


Process Service Network (PSN) serves legal documents in all countries of the world, including International service of process in Mexico. Depending on your needs, we will serve your legal documents either through the Hague Service Convention and the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory, or through our international network of private process servers, as allowed by law in Mexico (see below).

Process Service Network specializes in legal service in Mexico and is one of the few firms that handles international service of process and offers competitive rates. Our job is to cut through the bureaucracy and red tape to get the service completed with as little delay as possible. We have been in business since 1978 and have developed close working relationships with key individuals in most countries throughout the world. The founder and CEO of Process Service Network was a Political Science major in college with a focus on international relations and is actively involved in a worldwide organization through which he has developed business and personal relationships in over 80 nations worldwide. He is also an International Circle member of the World Affairs Council and an Associate Member of the American Bar Association (ABA).

Unlike some of our competitors who claim to be experts, we actually are familiar with the laws, customs and current practices in the countries where documents are to be served. With offices in 7 countries, serving major regions around the world, we stay on top of current events and service strategies. Our personal relationships and close dealings with the judicial authorities in the U.S. Department of State and many countries allow us to have a better understanding of their procedures and requirements.

Why Choose Process Service Network?

  • Our extensive network of both process servers and connections get your documents delivered in a timely manner
  • We deliver your documents through methods that are accepted in all courts worldwide
  • We will serve your legal documents anywhere in the world
  • We provide you with a team of skilled, knowledgeable, diligent and competent international service specialists
  • We quote firm rates, in advance – with no hidden fees

The following is a summary of the methods available for service in Mexico as well as a specific proposal for process service.


Mexico and the United States are signers of The Hague Service Convention (treaty) that governs service of process to be effected between the two nations. Service will be made by formal service through the Central Authority which itself arranges for service by methods prescribed in Mexico. Documents to be served in accordance with this method must be translated into Spanish (see rates below).

Mexico has recently changed its policy (without proper notification) regarding formal service of process. Mexico now requires formal service by Letters Rogatory in addition to the formal service request through the Hague Service Convention. Letters Rogatory is a request from the local Court seeking judicial assistance of the Courts of the jurisdiction where the documents are to be served. Although it is a very cumbersome and time consuming procedure, it is currently required by the Mexican government. We will handle everything for you.

It is important to note that Mexico currently attempts to place various roadblocks to delay service upon their citizens and business entities. We stay on top of the latest developments to insure that all current requirements are met. However, if Mexico imposes future additional requirements after the service assignment has been received by them, additional charges will be required to satisfy their demands. Note: This is the only Hague Service Convention nation which continually violates the provisions of the treaty and attempts to violate their obligations under the treaty.**

Upon receipt of your assignment, we will prepare Letters Rogatory and the Hague forms and return them to you for issuance by the Clerk of your local Court. You will return them to us and we will arrange for translation, as well as translation of the service documents. Again, documents to be served in accordance with this method must be translated into the official language, Spanish. The Service will be completed via the Central Authority, which itself arranges for service by methods prescribed in Mexico. The time frame can range from 3 to 5 months (recently 4 months). This is the only officially recognized method of process service in Mexico.

OPTION:  We can provide an automatic update on formal Hague service for an additional, one-time fee of $300.00.  This status update will be available once a month, or as requested, for purposes of obtaining a court deadline extension.


Service by private process server in Mexico is an option, although not recognized by the government of Mexico. Even though such service will result in a U.S. judgment, it will not be enforceable in Mexico. Currently, the time frame for the completion of informal service is approximately 1-2 weeks. Some courts require a court order prior to making informal service.  If you do not intend to attach assets in Mexico, and only seek to satisfy the court that all defendants have been served, this is an optional method for process service in Mexico.

 NOTICE:  Personal (in hand) service in Mexico is highly unlikely due to high security.  Most businesses and many residences have security guards who will deny the process server access to the defendant.  You may need to obtain a court order, in advance, allowing for substituted service on an employee, household member, or security guard.  Such service is usual and customary in Mexico.
Service Option:  If the address of the Defendant is unknown, we can assist with Service by Publication.  We provide the Application for Order, Points & Authorities, and Declaration Re: Due Diligence Search, completed and ready for filing with the court.  Visit or contact Julie at


Service by Publication is an alternative to personal service when a defendant's address is not known.  Your court will require that you conduct a Due Diligence Search before issuing a court order allowing for service by publication.  We handle the entire process, including the due diligence search affidavit, and preparing the Application and Order for Publication.  We will provide all forms necessary for you to submit to your local court.  Once the Order is signed by the judge, we will publish the entire file for one low rate of $995.00 and provide Proof of Publication.

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Most countries require the documents to be translated into the official language of the nation where they are to be served (in this case, Spanish). Translation is required if the Formal method is used, and recommended if the Informal by our process server in Mexico method is used. It is possible, although rare, that a demurer could be filed based upon lack of understanding by the defendant as to the nature and meaning of untranslated documents. We offer translation services at rates quoted below.


Formal $995.00
Informal $1495.00
Publication $995.00
*All fees are per defendant/address ** Note: Services that are rejected by the Central Authority, due to changes they have recently imposed, are subject to additional charges, including translation.
Translation $0.38 per word (proper nouns not translated)
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DECLARATIONS: We provide formal declarations on the status of service upon request, as required by your court, at no additional charge. We subscribe to the U.S. Department of State weekly up-dates on international service of process and the Central Intelligence Agency briefings on social conditions abroad and monitor problems in nations that might affect the completion of the service. Estimated time for completion of service is subject to change depending on current conditions.

WARNING: Beware of companies that quote suspiciously low rates. They often come back later with an excuse for an additional charge. Our rates are firm for one address quoted. Other companies are actually brokerage firms or website developers, not process service agencies, who farm out assignments to companies that are not knowledgeable or qualified on international service of process.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained herein is provided for general information only and may not be accurate at the time of service in a particular case or country. Questions involving specific services should be directed to our office. Care should be exercised in choosing the method of service (formal/informal) if eventual enforcement of a U.S. judgment is anticipated in the country where the documents are to be served. No legal advice is intended in the statements contained herein. Assignments for international service of process are accepted on the basis that the assigning law firm has researched all applicable laws. Process Service Network and its agents assume no liability for its actions in the course of any phase of the service of process assignment.

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What we will need to get it served:

Process Server in Mexico

  • Process service in Mexico is simple, IF you allow a professional to handle your case.
  • If sending via email: a PDF version of the service documents combined into one (1) file.
  • If sending via FedEx, mail, or similar: three (3) copies of the documents to be served  (Note: all 3 sets can be copies; original documents are not required)
  • A letter of instructions advising us the defendant’s name, service address, and requested method of service (i.e. formal or informal).
  • Payment for the service fees in U.S. dollars (we will bill you for the translation costs, if translation is required).

Domestic (United States) Service of Process

  • If sending via email: a PDF version of the service documents combined into one (1) file.
  • If sending via FedEx, mail, or similar: two (2) copies of the documents to be served (Note: both sets can be copies; original documents are not required)
  • A letter of instructions advising us the defendant’s name and service address.
  • Payment for the service fees in U.S. dollars.

A note about copies: Service documents sent to us for domestic assignments are subject to a $.75/page copy fee for large files (100+ pages). Copy fees are waived for international assignments.

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