What You’ll Need

Valid Photo Identification is Required

Valid Photo Identification for NotarizationIdentification: Every signer must present a valid, current photo ID. It cannot be expired. All identification must contain a photo, physical description, signature and serial number. California recognizes the following types of identification if issued within the last 5 years:

• Driver License/Senior ID/ Under 18 ID/ CA ID
• State Issued ID Card
• U.S. Passport
• U.S. Military ID Card
• Mexican or Canadian Driver License issued by an authorized agency
• Foreign Passport if stamped by the Immigration and Naturalization Service

Preparing Documents: Please fill in all blank lines on any statement, form, letter, affidavit, Power of Attorney, Advance Health Care Directive or other document that requires signature notarization, – but do not sign or date it. I will complete the notary section (and provide it, if necessary) at the time of notarization. By law, a Notary Public is unable to draft, change, or provide legal advice concerning your document, so if you have any questions please speak with the attorney, company or agency that drafted your document.

Willingness & Knowledge: Every signer must be willing to sign the document with no coercion. The signer must also be aware of what he or she is signing and understand its purpose. A signature cannot be notarized if the signer has any cognitive impairment.

Ability to Communicate: All signers must be able to communicate with the notary in English. The document to be signed can be in any language but the notary section must be in English. Notary certificates will be provided if needed.


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