Please see some helpful hints below for conducting employment background checks in Mexico.


Scope of Criminal Record Check

Criminal Record Certificate – Certificado de Antecedentes (relevant state agency)



  • ESIQ International Criminal Order History Form
  • ESIQ Authorization and Release of Information
  • Mexico Applicant Data Form
  • Photo ID – passport or Instituto Federal Electoral (IEF) Card
  • Must provide front and back of IEF Card.

Turnaround Time

Estimated Turnaround Time: 10-15 business days

The information on this page is provided as general educational information and is not legal advice, either express or implied. Consultation with qualified legal counsel is recommended for all matters of employment law.