Requirements: What is Proof of Identity

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So, what’s considered an “acceptable” form of identification when seeking the services of a notary public? Every signer must show valid (not expired) photo identification. All identification must contain a photo, a physical description, a signature and a serial number. Checking and verifying the signer’s identify is critical step in performing a notarial service. Some people may view it as a nuisance, but it’s performed to safeguard against fraud. So the next time you need a document notarized, remember to bring one of the accepted forms of identification mentioned above.