DSS Plastics News

02  June 2014
Through a distributor in New York, DSSPG completes the Dominican Republic Consulate card order.

Consular IDs can help immigrants gain access to financial services. A growing number of banks and credit unions, for example, accept consular IDs as a valid form of identification to open accounts, wire money or access other services. The Patriot Act or any other banking laws do not prohibit banks from accepting foreign-issued ID, including consular IDs. Consular IDs typically include the individual’s photo, U.S. address, date and place of birth, and a unique identification number. Consular IDs do not imply or affect an individual’s immigration status in the U.S.

Some consular IDs, such as those issued by Mexico and Guatemala, have sophisticated security features and are relatively well-known. In addition to financial institutions, a range of other public and private entities may accept consular IDs. Several consulates are in the process of improving their consular ID programs to secure wider acceptance of their cards. Consular IDs are but one tool to promote immigrants’ access to sound financial services and credit.

DSSPG has produced the secure card since it launched in early 2010.

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