World Wide Diplomatic Archives Index: Mexico


In 2002, Mexico instituted a federal law of Transparency and Access to Public Government information. Under the law, requests may be made for records regardless of their date of origin, but access can be denied if the information remains sensitive. In general, diplomatic records are transferred to the archive after 25 years.


Dirección General del Acervo Histórico Diplomático Ricardo Flores Magón Núm. 2, Edificio Triangular, Nivel 2, Ala “B”, Col. Guerrero, Del. Cuauhtémoc, México, DF 06300.


Researchers should provide a letter of introduction outlining their proposed research. A brief registration process can be completed on-site.

Published Documents

The Foreign Ministry does not produce any regularly published series of documents. It has, however, published a few thematic volumes.