SUBJECT:Acceptable ID for Notarization
Effective Date:November 19, 2002
Matricula Consular ID: Several Latin American countries, particularly Mexico, are allowing their consulates to issue matricula consular ID to their citizens in the United States, or issue them to those who will go the U.S. Legal aliens in this country do not need this ID; they have a passport, Visa, green card or some other kind of documentation. The consulates are issuing these mostly to illegal aliens in the United States.
Oregon does not recognize matricula consular ID. First, Oregon law recognizes only federal, state county or local ID. There is no mention of foreign equivalents. Second, Oregon has allowed foreign passports as acceptable ID because the federal government recognizes them. If they are accepted by Customs, the state will accept them too. Third, accepting something locally that only the federal government has the authority to recognize allows local government to circumvent the federal government. This invites counties to establish their own standards. It is a bad, and possibly unconstitutional, precedent
Wow, I was suprised to find this kind of honesty on a government site. The notary knows that only illegal aliens need the matricula consular. We all know that these cards are rife with fraud. Only Lorna Youngs at DMV, Bush and Wells Fargo bank still think that these sham ID's are the greatest thing since sliced bread.
So you can't get notarized with this card but you can take it to DMV and get an ODL which you can then use to get notarized. We can see where the weak link in the security chain is here.