(5 ILCS 230/5)
As used in this Act, "consular identification document" means an official identification card issued by a foreign government that meets all of the following requirements:
(1) The consular identification document is issued
through the foreign government's consular offices for the purpose of identifying a foreign national who is living outside of that nation.
(2) The foreign government requires an individual to
provide the following to obtain the consular identification document: (A) proof of nationality; (B) proof of identity; and (C) proof of residence in the consular district.
(3) The foreign government includes the following
security features in the consular identification document: (A) a unique identification number; (B) an optically variable feature such as a hologram or color-shifting inks; (C) an ultraviolet image; (D) encoded information; (E) machine readable technology; (F) micro printing; (G) secure laminate; and (H) integrated photograph and signature.
(4) The consular identification document includes the
following data: (A) the name and address of the individual to whom it is issued; (B) the date of issuance; (C) the date of expiration; (D) the name of the issuing consulate; and (E) an identification number. The consular identification document must include an English translation of the data fields.
(5) The issuing consulate has filed with the
Department of State Police a copy of the issuing consulate's consular identification document and a certification of the procedures that are used to satisfy the requirements of paragraphs (2) and (3).
(Source: P.A. 94-389, eff. 1-1-06.)