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Consular ID (Matricula Consular)


How do I obtain a Mexican matrĂ­cula consular?

If you are a Mexican citizen and wish to obtain a matrícula consular (also known as a Mexican Matrícula Consular de Alta Seguridad or a Mexican CID card), you will need to complete an application in person at any of the 45 Mexican consulates in the United States. To find out the address of your closest consulate, visit the embassy at or and click on Relaciones Exteriores; Embajadas, Consulados y Representaciones de México en el Exterior; Consulados de México en el Extranjero; y Consulados de México en Canadá or Consulados de México in Estados Unidos.

The cost for obtaining a matrícula consular is $27. You will also need to take with you proof of Mexican nationality, proof of identity, and proof of local address.

Proof of nationality includes:

  • Mexican birth certificate
  • Mexican passport
  • Certification of Mexican nationality
  • Declaration of Mexican nationality

Proof of identity includes:

  • Mexican driver’s license
  • U.S. driver’s license
  • state-issued ID card (United States)
  • Mexican passport
  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. work permit
  • Mexican voter registration card
  • any official identification with photograph issued by Mexican government

Proof of residence in consular district:

  • utility bill
  • Mexican or U.S. government correspondence to the U.S. address
  • government-issued identification with U.S. address


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