Commissioned by the State of New York through March 2018. Specializing in Oaths, Affirmations, and Acknowledgments.

Proper Identification

(note this is California Based, Because they are the best documented State for Notarial needs. Basics are the same – New York)

Each signer must present at least one of the forms of ID listed below unless the signer is personally known by the Notary. The ID must be current or, if expired, have been issued within the last 5 years; contain the signer’s photograph, personal description, and signature;
and bear a serial or other identifying number.  A document signer personally known by the Notary need not present ID.

Acceptable Forms of ID

Current driver’s License or non-driver’s ID card issued by a U.S. State.
Current U.S. Passport
Current U.S. Military Identification Card that contains all required elements
stated above, (The Common Access Card (CAC) is not acceptable).
Current driver’s license issued in Mexico or Canada.
Current foreign passport stamped by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services (USCIS).
Current inmate ID Issued by the California Department of Corrections.
Should the signer not have a valid ID or is not able to sign their name, for any
reason, the following must be present for the Notarial signing:
If one witness is personally known by the Notary, then only one witness
who personally knows the signer needs to appear before the Notary
before signing.
If no witness is personally known by the Notary, then two witnesses
with valid ID’s who personally know the signer need to appear before the Notary.

One response

  1. Tony

    Can you accept Student ID ,like NYU Student ID as An acceptable ID in NEW YORK to Notarize a Document .?

    February 13, 2015 at 9:04 pm

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