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Released: December 15, 2006
Help Desk FAQ
Consular ID (Matricula Consular)
What are the requirements for obtaining a consular ID card?
Each consulate establishes different requirements. In general, you may be asked to provide the following:
- original and copy of passport
- original and copy of national ID
- original and copy of birth certificate
- up to 4 passport-size photos
- proof of address (utility bill, apartment lease, etc)
More specific requirements include being at least 18 years old (Guatemala), providing a document showing blood type (Colombia) or proof of legal residence (Pakistan).
Although some consular ID cards are free, most charge a fee that ranges from $2 to $30. In most cases, consular ID cards have an expiration date and are valid from one to five years.