Accepted forms of identification

Before performing a notarial act, a notary must be CERTAIN of the identity of each person whose signature will be notarized. A notary is required to exercise a HIGH DEGREE OF CARE in determining the identity of any person whose identity is the subject of a notarial act.

Unless such person is known by the notary, identity shall be ascertained by examination of one or more of the following nine unexpired documents: 

  1. United States Passport

  2. United States Passport Card

  3. Certificate of United States citizenship

  4. Certificate of naturalization

  5. Foreign passport

  6. Alien registration card with photograph

  7. State issued driver’s license

  8. State-issued identification card 

  9. United States military card

Notarize accepted forms of ID
OneNotary accepted forms of ID
BlueNotary accepted forms of ID