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We can offer you reliably all Type Approval services in Mexico. Our distinguished contact with the authority in Mexico, as well as our experience in the homologation of consumer and automotive RF-products and Short Range Devices (SRD) will ensure you a  trouble-free and cost-effective market access in Mexico.

We will support you to put your product successfully on the market by offering the following services:

  • Identify applicable requirements for your specific product or technology feature to comply with current regulations in safety, EMC, wireless, etc.
  • Provide pre-compliance testing during the design and development phase to determine compliance
  • Completion of applications and other required forms
  • Test in local test labs or your qualified facilities to issue Test Reports and certificates according to applicable national standards
  • Handle entire submittal process including working with local testing and certification organizations
  • Coordinate verification testing on qualified products on request
  • Facilitate and expedite project progress with support of IB-Lenhardt AG local team or partner
  • Support renewal maintenance of certificates as needed
  • User manual translation service if required

We'd like to offer you a short-termed tentative offer based on a submitted Datasheet of the device:

GEO / MAP of Mexico

General information about Mexico

Formal Name


North America

Degree of latitude

Degree of longitude

Mexican Peso

Country code
+ 52

Top-level domain

Spanish, Indian languages

Size (in km²)
1,972,550.0 km²

Population (as of 2011)
114793341 Einwohner

Date of joining the UN

Country code according to ISO 3166-2

Country code according to ISO 3166-3

Certificate Example for Mexico

Example Radio Type Approval Certificate for Mexico
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Mandatory / Voluntary

Authority / Regulatory Body
Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT)

Validity Period of Certification
12 Month/s
Renewal unlimited

Local Representative Required?

In-Country Testing Required?

Average lead time for radio type approval
20 weeks

Label Example for Mexico

Example Radio Type Approval Label for Mexico
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Marking of Certification Logo or Number Required?


Specific User Manual Requirements?

News for Mexico

  • IFT: Annual Holidays

    The Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) informs about its annual holidays: the authority will be closed starting from July 18 until August 1, 2022. This may affect processing time at the authority and lead to delays in homologation services. 

    Additionally, the IFT has been suffering considerable delays due to work overload which is connected with the amended regulations of February 2021.

  • IFT: New Homologation Guideline Effective June 27, 2022

    The Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) in Mexico has updated homologation guideline for telecommunication and broadcasting devices which can build connection to telecommunication networks or use the radio-electric spectrum. The updated guideline comes into effect on June 27, 2022. 

    The main changes are as follows:

    • Advanced electronic signature was successfully implemented
    • Homologation applications can be submitted via the electronic service portal
    • Homologation certificates have become non-transferable and can include affiliates, subsidiaries and importers (relevant for Homologation Types A and C)
    • Data sheets and user manuals must be in Spanish and delivered to the authority IFT
    • Homologation Types B and C require schematics and block diagrams
    • Labelling of products has changed. Labelling will be acceptable on the product, manual or packaging. The only required and acceptable marking will be in the form "IFT: XXXX"

  • NYCE: updated PEC Scheme

    Normalización y Certificación NYCE (Standardization and Electronic Certification), one of the major National Standardisation Organisations in Mexico, has recently realesed a webinar (Spanish) on YouTube in order to clarify the guidelines of the new PEC schemes which affects NOW certification for telecommunication and broadcasting devices and comes into force on June, 27th 2022. 

    Starting from late June, the following changes on certification will be applicable to the products which require in-country testing:

    • A second sample will be optional for every approval scheme
    • Conformity certificates will list importers, subsidiaries (relevant for schemes II, III and IV)
    • Test reports will be valid for 120 working days
    • The certificate may now include importers previously not list in certification schemes II, III and IV

    NYCE has already stopped accepting applications under the outdated PEC scheme and only takes into account applications under the new PEC scheme.

  • IFETEL releases annual closure information

    The Instituto Federal de las Telecomunicaciones in Mexico (IFETEL) announced their annual holiday closure will take place from 23. December 2021 until 5. January 2022.

    Source: internal research

  • IFT opens public consultation for Wi-Fi 6E

    The Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) has opened a public consultation on the Draft Agreement by which the Plenary of the Federal Telecommunications Institute classifies the frequency band 5925-7125 MHz as free spectrum and issues the technical operating conditions for this band.

    The public consultation duration to be hold From May 28, 2021 to June 24, 2021

    Source: official link

  • IFT in Mexico opens public consultation for the 57–64 GHz band

    The Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) has opened a public consultation for the 57–64 GHz frequency band. Comments may be submitted to IFT until 20 April 2021 via mail to

    Subject to this public consultation is the amendment of the technical conditions for motion sensors as well as the management of efficient use of the radioelectric spectrum in the 57–64 GHz band.

    Furthermore, IFT would like to increase the harmonization in the use of the radio electric spectrum for motion sensors in this band and encourage technological modernization in the country by granting access to the spectrum for testing and examination of new apparatus or technologies.

    By this public consultation, IFT would like to encourage competition for the 57–64 GHz band for further development.



  • IFT issues the new regulation 291013-DOF

    On 25 February 2021, the new regulation 291013-DOF-Diario Oficial de la Federación published by the Mexican Authority Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) comes into force.

    291013-DOF-Diario Oficial de la Federación is only addressed to approvals which were pursued by local testing.

    To show compliance, the devices have to be re-tested and re-approved with the real importer acting as certificate holder. Certificates will have an unlimited validity but may be called for market surveillance.

    The regulation applies to devices subject to the following standards:

    • NOM-196-SCFI-2016 (IFT-004-2014)
    • NOM-208-SCFI-2016 (IFT-008-2015)
    • NOM-218-SCFI-2017 (IFT-005-2016)
    • NOM-221/2-SCFI-2018 (IFT-011-2017)

    Source: official link

  • Director of Homologations at IFETEL Mexico retires

    The director of homologations at the Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFETEL) in Mexico, engineer Angel Aguilar López, has gone on pension. Due to the current reorganization at the authority there might be delays in issuing certificates. Please take longer lead times into account.

    It’s recommended to submit renewal applications earlier than usual.

    Source: Official Link

  • IFT closing days

    The Mexican authority Federal Telecommunicatons Institute (IFT)  will be closed from July, 20th to 24th 2020 and from 27th to 31st 2020.

    This might cause slight delays in running type approval applications.


    Source: DIARIO OFICIAL (Spanish only)

  • IFT postpones the publication of NOM-001-SCFI-2018

    As published in April 2020, NYCE announced the issuance of the new regulation NOM-001-SCFI-2018 which should have been published on May 15. This regulation will cancel NOM-001-SCFI-1993.

    IFT has now announced a postponement of the regelation in their Diario Oficial de la Federación, so it will come into force on August 14. 

    NOM-001-SCFI-1993 usually requires more than 30 accredited Certification Bodies. The current situation leads to a reduced capability which results in only 18% of the usual amount of CB.

    By postponing the announcement, Certification Bodies have a longer period to accredit themselves in order to adequately meet the requirements for local testing and certification services.



    Link to the official Gazette

  • Reminder: NOM-001-SCFI-2018 will come into force in May

    As we already, announced in October 2019, NYCE issued NOM-001-SCFI-2018, which will cancel NOM-001-SCFI-1993. The new regulation will come into force 240 days after its publication on 2020-05-15.

    This standard regulates the safety requirements which electronic equipment  manufactured, imported, commercialized, distributed or leased in Mexico needs to meet. Also, devices that are within its scope and that were previously exempt for being less than 24 V DC will be affected.

    The certificates of NOM-001-SCFI-1993 will remain valid until the end of their validity period and/or theinventory of the products they endorse is exhausted. Please note: it is not possible to issue certificates for NOM-001-SCFI-2018 before May, 15. However, certification requests can be made before May 15, 2020, so that the certificates can be issued from then.

    Group approval will be possible, as indicated in Appendix B- Grouping of electronic equipment and / or systems as a family of electronic equipment and / or systems.


    Link to the official Gazette



  • New Regulation NOM-221/2—SCFI-2018

    In CW 7 of 2020  the official mexican standard„NOM-221/2—SCFI-2018“ came into force.

    This concerns all mobile terminal equipment operating in 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 850 MHz, 1700 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz and/or 2500 MHz frequency bands or that can be connected to telecommunications network.

    NOM-221/2—SCFI-2018 also regulates the test requirements of IFT-011-2017 part 2.

    Source: Diario Oficial de la Federación


  • Public consultation Mexico IFT Labelling and Type Approval

    The Mexican RF Regulator – Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) – has launched on their website  a public consultation on the draft for Type Approval Guidelines, this public consultation will close on  27th January 2020. 

    One of the proposed modifications is is introduction of the “MX IFT” prefix to the Approval certificate number, the new label requirements can be found under Chapter IX, page 47/48. 

    BL encourages you to comment the draft by submitting the attached comment form to or, by means of a letter submitted to the Commonwealth of the Parties of the Institute located in Insurgentes Sur 1143, Colonia Nochebuena, Territorial Demarcation Benito Juárez, CP 03720, Mexico City,

    Link to IFT website

    download form in spanish language - download agreement in spanish language

  • New STANDARD NOM-001-SCFI-2018

    On 17th of September 2019 the new STANDARD NOM-001-SCFI-2018 was published in the Official Gazette.

    The new standard regulates Electronic Devices-Security requirements and test methods and replaces NOM-001-SCFI-1993 and will enter in force on 15th of June 2020

    This NOM establishes the safety characteristics and requirements that electronic equipment must meet, that are manufactured, imported, commercialized, distributed or leased, in the territory of the United Mexican States, with the purpose of preventing danger to consumers and for the conservation of their assets, in terms of the absence of risk of unacceptable damage, depending on the use properties of the equipment, providing for reasonably foreseeable misuse, when their installation, conservation and use, correspond to the purpose for which they are intended, according to the following principles:

    • Protection against electric shock
    • Protection against mechanical hazards
    • Protection against optical radiation
    • Fire protection
    • Protection against thermal effects, and
    • Protection against biological and chemical effects

    This NOM specifies the requirements to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury to the operator and non-professional personnel who may come into contact with the equipment and, when specifically established, for maintenance personnel.

    This NOM intends to reduce those risks related to the installed equipment, whether it consists of a system of interconnected units, or of independent units, with the equipment subject to installation, operation and maintenance according to the manufacturer's prescription.

    This NOM does not include requirements on performance, aptitude to function or operating characteristics of electronic equipment.

    This Official Mexican Standard applies to electronic equipment and its accessories that use the electric power of the public service for its supply, with single-phase supply voltages up to 277 V AC at 60 Hz and / or three-phase voltages up to 480 V AC, between lines at 60 Hz; as well as other sources of energy, such as batteries, batteries, accumulators, auto generation and alternative power sources up to 500 V DC.

    Link to the Official Gazette



  • IFT closed days

    Mexico's Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) will be closed for business from 2019-07-15 through 2019-07-26.

    No Type Approval applications will be able to be submitted to IFT for this period;  pending applications are expected to be delayed accordingly.


  • New NOM requirements - UPDATE of certificates necessary

    Based on to the publication in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF) by the Ministry of Economy (SE) October 23, 2018 and the respective extension as of February 28, 2019 (which modifies the Rules and General Criteria in matters of Foreign Trade) the following is valid:

    The new regulations state the certification of products for NOM Safety or more precisely, the changes in the rules for the entry of these products into Mexico.

    Starting from June 3, 2019 (according to the attached statement of the SE), all certificates which are presented at customs must also include the Mexican HS code assigned by the customs agent in charge of processing the release of their shipment. Certificates which do not have the HS Code cannot be used for the release of products. You can find more information in the following:


  • IFT Closed Days

    Please note that the Federal Institute of Telecommunication (IFT) will be closed from 15th of April to 19th of April 2019 due to the Easter season, resuming its activities on Monday 22nd of April 2019.


  • Mexico modifies General Rules and Criteria on Foreign Trade

    Since 2018-10-24, the certificates of NOM-208-SCFI-2016 (IFT-008-2015) must be presented to the customs.

    However, the Certificates of Conformity and/or Compliance in accordance with the former NOM-121-SCT1-2009, NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015 or the Technical Provision IFT-008-2015 may still be used until the end of their validity, according to NOM-208-SCFI-2016.

    This News was published in the Official Gazette for the Federation:


  • Delays In Type Application Procedures

    On 2018-07-01, the leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) was elected the new Mexican president (see the official announcement from the former president). On the same day, over 3.000 mayors, governors, deputies and senators were also voted for throughout the country - the whole political scene has changed.

    As a consequence, many staff changes are expected in the Mexican public services, among others at the head of IFETEL.

    Type approval lead times are being affected by this transition and will probably be until the end of the year, when the President will be sworn in on 2018-12-01. Certificates may stay under signature much longer as usual.

    Another consequence of this transition to the new government might be the enforcement of new regulations. IB-Lenhardt will keep you updated on relevant changes.

  • Summer Holidays ended in Mexico

    Mexico's IFETEL was closed due to holidays from 16th to 31st, as announced in Diario Oficial de la Federación. It is therefore prudent to expect a backlog and possible resulting delays. The next major holidays are expected in winter (2018-12-17 to 2019-01-03).

  • Authority Closed 2016-09-18 – 2016-07-29

    IFT (Mexico's Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones) will be closed for business from 2016-07-18 through 2016-07-29. No Type Approval applications will be able to be submitted to IFT for this period; pending applications are expected to be delayed accordingly.

  • WiFi and Bluetooth: Temporary Standard Extended

    NOM-121, the Mexican standard for WiFi and Bluetooth, expired 2015-10-19. A temporary standard, NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015, was issued by the Secretary of Economy, expiring 2016-04-21. The Secretary of Economy has now extended the validity of this temporary standard for six more months, ending 2016-10-21.

    Testing parameters will not change. However, all certifications against the interim standard NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015 will need to be updated to the new NOM standard by separate application. 

  • NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015 Adopted and Operational

    Mexican test laboratories and Certification Bodies have now received full accreditation to test samples and file Type Approvals under the Mexican emergency standard NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015, which applies to all devices operating on the frequency bands 2400-2483.5 MHz, 5725-5850 MHz and 902-928 MHz.

    This should not impact the lead-time of the certification process or change the process itself. However, the overall certification costs for new Type Approval applications filed in accordance with NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015 will be slightly increased.

    The products approved under NOM-121-SCT1-2009 before 2015-10-19 are not concerned. Additionally, renewal applications can still be filed for Approvals issued under NOM-121-SCT1-2009.

Product scope


(24GHz, 77GHz, 79GHz, UWB)

(315MHz, 433MHz, 868MHz)

Keyless Go
(125kHz, 13,56MHz)

(125kHz, 315MHz, 433MHz, 868MHz)



(Tank Level, Positions-Radar)

(315MHz, 433MHz, 868MHz)


(125kHz, 13,56MHz, 868MHz)

UWB Devices
(24GHz, 60GHz, 79GHz)

Consumer Elektronik


(2,4GHz, 3GHz, 5GHz, 10GHz)


(868MHz, 2,4GHz)

Label Example for Mexico

Example Radio Type Approval Label for Mexico
Download Label

Marking of Certification Logo or Number Required?


Specific User Manual Requirements?

Safety Information for Mexico

Type A Plug
Type A Sock Type A Plug Type A Sock

The Type A electrical plug (or flat blade attachment plug) is an ungrounded plug with two flat parallel pins. Although the American and Japanese plugs appear identical, the neutral pin on the American plug is wider than the live pin, whereas on the Japanese plug both pins are the same size. As a result, Japanese plugs can be used in the US but often not the other way around. The pins on Type A and Type B plugs have a hole near the tip that fits into ‘bumps’ found on the contact wipers of some sockets, so that the pins are gripped more tightly allowing for better contact and also to prevent the plug from slipping out of the socket. Some sockets have spring-action blades that grip the sides of the pins, making the holes obsolete.
Type B Plug
Type B Sock Type B Plug Type B Sock

The Type B electrical plug has two flat parallel pins and a round grounding (or earth) pin. The earth pin is longer than the other two so that the device is grounded before the power is connected. As with the type A plugs, the American and Japanese versions vary slightly. Type B plugs are rated at 15 amps.

Alternate Country Names

  • Mexicanos
  • United Mexican States
  • Estados Unidos Mexicanos
  • Mexiko
  • Mexique
  • Meksiko
  • Messico
  • México
  • Мексика
  • メキシコ
  • 멕시코
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Type Approval Specialist Mexico
 Your personal contact:
Type Approval Specialist Mexico
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