Notary Bulletin Hotline Tip: Can I Accept A 'Matricula Consular' Card As Valid Identification? By NNA Staff on August 03, 2011 in Hotline Tips A couple recently came to me seeking to notarize a lien. They both have MatriculaConsular cards, and the wife has a Mexican Postal Employee ID that includes her eye color, hair color, issue date, photograph, signature, and expiration date. Can I use these as acceptable forms of identification? - M.E., Porterville, California Neither the Matricula Consular nor the Mexican Postal Employee ID cards are acceptable forms of identification under California law. If your signers do not have a valid ID issued by a U.S. state or government agency, you can accept a Mexican driver’s license, or a Mexican passport, as long as it is stamped by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. The California Notary Public Handbook (page 8) has complete information regarding acceptable identification documents (available on the Secretary of State’s Web site at www.sos.ca.gov.) Confronted with a tricky notarization? Unsure how to proceed? NNA members have unlimited access to our expertly trained NNA Hotline counselors to help you with all of your notarial questions. Call (888) 876-0827, Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. PST; Saturday, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST Email Share Leave a Comment Required * Name * Email *(for verfication purposes only) Comment * Enter the text shown in this image *(text is case sensitive)All comments are reviewed and if approved, will display.