A signer must be positively identified before having their signature notarized.
Although requirements vary, a passport, or a state issued Driver license or ID
should be acceptable in any state.
What forms of Identification do Notary Publics accept? A valid photo identification card is required, in order for a document to be notarized. One of the following will do, so long as it is current or issued within the past 5 years:
a. State issued driver's license or identification card.
b. U.S. passport.
c. Foreign passport
d. U.S. military identification card.
e. Driver’s license officially issued in Mexico or Canada.
f. Inmate ID issued by the California Department of Corrections, but only to identify prisoners in custody.
Characteristics in the ID
Acceptable ID's generally have the following characteristics:
- Government issued
- Have a photo