Matrícula Consular Card

When it comes to choosing a bank, you have a lot of options. That’s why at First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union, we want to make that decision easy. That means we put people and community first, and do everything in our power to make a positive and lasting impact in the Lehigh Valley. It is our mission to do everything in our power to help our members thrive and we work tirelessly to create strong, healthier, more inclusive and sustainable communities in both the Lehigh Valley and the global community.

We are committed to ensuring inclusive access to high-quality, affordable, and easy-to-use banking services. This includes providing financial services to everyone and proudly accept the matrícula consular card as a valid form of identification to obtain membership to First Commonwealth.

What is a Matrícula Consular Card?

The matrícula consular is a photo identification card that is issued by the Mexican government. The Mexican consulate issues the cards to Mexican citizens who reside outside of Mexico.  As many states, municipalities, and businesses (including financial institutions) accept the card as a valid proof of identification, the matrícula consular is a valuable identification card for Mexicans living in the United States.

The matrícula consular card is available to Mexican nationals living in the U.S., including those who have lawful status in the U.S.

How to Apply for a Matrícula Consular

To obtain a matrícula consular card, a Mexican citizen must apply in person at a Mexican consulate in the United States. The consulate district serving First Commonwealth's geographic region is located in Philadelphia. Applicants will be required to pay a fee and present the following information:

  • a Mexican birth certificate, naturalization letter, or Mexican passport
  • an official Mexican ID, such as a voter ID card, Mexican military ID, driver's license, or U.S. green card
  • proof of address within the issuing consulate’s consular district