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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 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.



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