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Acceptable Forms of Identification
Identity is established if "satisfactory evidence" is provided. Acceptable forms of identification (listed below) must contain a photograph, description of the person, signature of the person, an identifying number and is current or has been issued within the last 5 years. These include:
An identification card or driver’s license issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles
A United States passport
An inmate identification card issued by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (if the signer is an inmate in a California state prison) or any form of inmate identification issued by a Sheriff's department (if the signer is in custody at a local detention facility).
A passport issued by a foreign government, provided that it has been stamped by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service or the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
A driver’s license issued by another state or by a Canadian or Mexican public agency authorized to issue driver’s licenses
An identification card issued by another state
A United States military identification card with the required photograph, description of the person, signature of the person, and an identifying number. (Some military identification cards do not contain all the required information.)
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.
Oath of a Single
Credible Witness – The notary public must establish the identity of the
credible witness (who must know the notary) by the presentation of paper
identification documents as set forth above. Under oath, the credible
witness must swear or affirm that each of the following is true (Civil Code
1. The individual appearing before the notary public as the signer of the document is the person named in the document
2. The credible witness personally knows the signer
3. The credible witness reasonably believes that the circumstances of the signer are such that it would be very difficult or impossible for the signer to obtain another form of identification
4. The signer does not possess any of the identification documents authorized by law toestablish the signer’s identity
5. The credible witness does not have a financial interest and is not named in the document signed.
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