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Identification Documents


Identification Documents – The notary public can establish the identity of the signer using identification documents as follows (Civil Code section 1185(b)(3) and (4)):


1. There is reasonable reliance on any one of the following forms of identification, provided it is current or was issued within 5 years:


a. An identification card or driver’s license issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles;


b. A United States passport;


c. An inmate identification card issued by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, if the inmate is in custody in California state prison;


d. Any form of inmate identification issued by a sheriff’s department, if the inmate is in custody in a local detention facility;

OTHER ID'S THAT MAY BE USED


 2. Other id's must contains a photograph, description of the person, signature of the person, and an identifying number:


(a) A valid consular identification document issued by a consulate from the applicant’s country of citizenship, or a valid passport from the applicant’s country of citizenship;


(b) A driver’s license issued by another state or by a Canadian or Mexican public agency authorized to issue driver’s licenses;


(c) An identification card issued by another state;


(d) A United States military identification card (caution: current military identification cards might not contain all the required information);


(e) 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.


(f) An identification card issued by a federally recognized tribal government.


 


For more information, visit the Secretary of State website at www.sos.ca.gov


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