Guatemalan CID card

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Sample Guatemalan CID card (front side) - issued in the U.S. beginning in August 2002
Sample Guatemalan CID card (back side) - issued in the U.S. beginning in August 2002

Tarjeta de Identificación Consular Guatemalteca (TICG) is Guatemala's consular identification card also known as the Guatemalan CID card. Guatemala began issuing this card in the United States in August 2002[1] following the lead of the Mexican government's foreign consular agents in the U.S. who began lobbying U.S. states, municipalities and financial institutions to accept the Mexican CID card in March 2002.[2]

Unlike Mexico's CID card application process, Guatemala requires a valid Guatemalan passport which is checked against Guatemala’s central passport database system. Guatemala's passport requires two fingerprints and a photograph and signature.[1][3]

Bank on California, a program launched by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in December 2008, encourages financial institutions to accept the Mexican CID, Guatemalan CID and other CID cards as primary identification for opening bank accounts.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "BORDER SECURITY Consular Identification Cards Accepted within United States, but Consistent Federal Guidance Needed" (PDF). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  2. ^ "Garrett-oped-Matricular Consular cards" (HTML). Washington DC: house.gov. January 9, 2004. Retrieved 2009-02-16. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Consular IDs & Bank Accounts for Immigrants" (PDF). New York, NY: NYC Immigrant Financial Justice Network. April 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  4. ^ "ID Requirements" (PDF). Sacramento, CA: Bank on California, California State Government. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 

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