Premier Traveling Notary Public Services

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(916) 870-4365

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PO Box 19706

Sacramento, CA 95819

By Appointment Only

Monday to Saturday

Proof of Identity

Requirements

Proof of Identity

So, what’s considered an “acceptable” form of identification when seeking the services of a notary public?

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Accepted forms of identification for having notarial services performed include the following:

Every signer must show valid (not expired) photo identification. All identification must contain a photo, a physical description, a signature and a serial number. California recognizes the following types of identification if issued within the last 5 years:

State-issued driver’s license

State-issued identification card

U.S. passport

U.S. military identification card

Resident alien identification card (green card)

2 Credible witnesses

Unaccepted forms of identification may include the following:

Birth certificates

Social Security cards

Credit cards

Debit cards

Credible witness requirements:

Both credible witnesses must have valid ID and sign the notary's journal.

The signer of the document must be known to both credible witnesses.

The credible witnesses both believe the signer of the document does not possess an acceptable form of identification.

The credible witnesses both believe the signer of the document is reasonably unable to obtain an acceptable form of identification.

The credible witnesses have no financial interest or incentive for the document’s execution.

Checking and verifying the signer’s identify is critical step in performing a notarial service. Some people may view it as a nuisance, but it’s performed to safeguard against fraud. So the next time you need a document notarized, remember to bring one of the accepted forms of identification mentioned above.