Valid Identification

Acceptable forms of identification will contain the following: photo, physical description of the person, signature, serial number and an expiry date. The following forms of identification are acceptable:

Paper Identification Documents – Identity of the signer can be established by the notary public’s reasonable reliance on the presentation of any one of the following documents, if the identification document is current or has been issued within five years (Civil Code section
1185(b)(3) & (4)):

  1. An identification card or driver’s license issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles;
  2. A United States passport;
  3. Other California-approved identification card, consisting of any one of the following, provided that it also contains a photograph, description of the person, signature of the person, and an identifying number:
  • A foreign passport;
  • A valid, unexpired consular ID document issued by a consulate from the applicant’s country of citizenship to be accepted by a Notary as satisfactory evidence of identity.
  • A driver’s license issued by another state or by a Canadian or Mexican public agency authorized to issue driver’s licenses;
  • An identification card issued by another state;
  • A United States military identification card with the required photograph, description of the person, signature of the person, and an identifying number. (Some military identification cards do not contain all the required information.);
  • An inmate identification card issued by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, if the inmate is in custody; or
  • An employee identification card issued by an agency or office of the State of California, or an agency or office of a city, county, or city and county in California.

In the absence of above mentioned ID, Credible Witnesses (2 people who personally know the signer and have an ID) may be used

Source: Notary Public Handbook 2017

 

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