Acceptable forms of identification are:
- An identification card or driver’s license issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles;
- A United States passport; or
- Any form of inmate identification issued by a sheriff’s department, if the inmate is in custody in a local detention facility.
- The following additional forms of identification may also be used, provided however that they contain a photograph, description of the person, signature of the person, and an identifying number:
- A valid passport from the applicant’s country of citizenship;
- A driver’s license or identification card issued by another state;
- 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; or
- An identification card issued by a federally recognized tribal government.
Any of these forms of identification must be current or issued within the last 5 years. Please note that the name on the ID must be exactly the same or longer than the name on the document being signed and notarized.
Two Credible Witnesses may be used when signer does not possess an acceptable form of identification.
A credible witness is someone who personally knows the signer, and each Credible Witness must provide their own acceptable form(s) of Identification. The Credible Witnesses cannot be related to the Signer, nor can they be named in the documents.
NOTE: The name on the ID must be exactly the same or LONGER than the
name on the document being signed and notarized!
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