Forms of ID

Proper identification is required for any notary service requiring verification of signature. California recognizes the following types of identification as valid if issued by the state within the last 5 years:

  • California Driver License or Commercial Driver License
  • ID Card – Senior Identification Card, Under 18 Identification Card, California Identification Card
  • A US passport

The following types of identification are acceptable if they are current and have been issued within the last 5 years:

  • Driver license or ID card issued by another state
  • Mexican or Canadian driver license issued by an authorized agency.
  • US Military identification card
  • Foreign passport if stamped by the Immigration and naturalization service.
  • All identification cards must contain a photo, physical description, signature and serial number.

What do we NOT notarize ?

  • Incomplete documents
  • Copies of Birth, Death or Marriage records. (We are allowed to notarize Affidavit of Birth, Marriage, Death).