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LIC-10.11 - Definition of Consulate Identity Card


Administrative Rule Adopted by Revenue Division Pursuant to Rule-Making Authority


“Consulate Identity Card” means a Mexican Matricula Consular issued after 2014 or an identity card issued by a consulate located in the United States with an application process and cards that meet the following criteria:

1.  The applicant must be a citizen of the country served by the consulate and must apply for the card in person; and

2.  In addition to fingerprints and digital photographs, the applicant must provide:

a.  A birth certificate from the country served by the consulate; and

b.  An official ID from that country, such as a voter ID card; and

c.  Proof of address within the issuing consulate’s consular district.

3.  The consulate’s ID database must be linked to a national security database in the home country; and

4.  The issuance of the consulate ID is supported by a centralized system to avoid duplications and confirm the authenticity of required documents and information; and

5.  Consulates must have access to an electronic consular ID database.

6.  The identity cards must be printed on plastic and incorporate security features including but not limited to:

a.  Visible and invisible marks;

b.  A background design with high quality print and micro test frames;

c.  Text with different colors of ink;

d.  Embedded identity data on a cryptographic chip;

e.  A clear photograph;

f.  A laser engraved unique card number.

A Dealer should contact the Portland Police Bureau if there are questions about whether an identity card from a country other than Mexico will serve as acceptable identification for Secondhand transactions.


Adopted by Director of Revenue Division as Administrative Rule 020.17-2 June 5, 2017.

Rule renumbered by Auditor's Office and filed for inclusion in PPD June 6, 2017.