A California notary public can establish a signer’s identity using the following forms of identification. Keep in mind these forms of identification must either be current or have been issued within the past 5 years.
A California notary public may also rely on any one of the following forms of identification. These forms of ID must include a photograph, description of the person, signature of the person, and an identifying number.
Be Prepared to Show Valid Identification
California Notary Acceptable Identification: Credible witnesses
If a signer doesn’t possess one of the forms of identification mentioned on this list there is an additional option to present credible witnesses.
Two credible witnesses will need to vouch for the signer. The credible witnesses must personally know the signer. In accordance with California law, these individuals are required to present a valid form of identification, take an oath, and sign the notary journal. A credible witness must neither be named in, nor benefit financially from the document being