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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 four 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.

Contact the embassy or consulate for your country directly for instructions and required documentation.


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