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Interim Administrative Rule 020.17-2 Definition of Consulate Identity Card

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Interim Administrative Rule 020.17-2 Definition of Consulate Identity Card


"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.