Licensed, Bonded and Insured Mobile Notary and Signing Agent

Call Us at:  (213) 400-7622

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Short notice, last minute and emergency notarizations welcome! No job is too big or too small!

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Short notice, last minute and emergency notarization welcome!

  • ADDRESS

    437 Hartford Ave
    Apt 315
    Los Angeles, CA 90017

    5455 Wilshire Blvd
    Ste 1812
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

  • WORKING HOURS
    Every Day:

    24/7

  • PHONE

    (213) 400-7622
  • EMAIL

    jim@jimthenotary.com

Requirements

Proof of Identity

So, what’s considered an “acceptable” form of identification when seeking the services of a notary public?

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Proof-of-Identity

Accepted forms of identification for having notarial services performed include the following:

Every signer must show a government-issued photo identification (if expired, not more than five years ago). All identification must contain a photo, a physical description, a signature and a serial number. California recognizes the following types of identification if issued within the last 5 years:

State-issued driver’s license

State-issued identification card

U.S. military identification card

Resident alien identification card (green card)

U.S. passport

Unaccepted forms of identification may include the following:

Every signer must show a government-issued photo identification (if expired, not more than five years ago). All identification must contain a photo, a physical description, a signature and a serial number. California does not recognize the following types of documents as identification.

Birth certificates

Social security cards

Credit cards

Debit cards

Credible witnesses are required to sign an affidavit which states:

The signer of the document is known to the credible witness.

The credible witness believes the signer of the document does not possess an acceptable form of identification.

The credible witness believes the signer of the document is reasonably unable to obtain an acceptable form of identification.

The credible witness has no financial interest or incentive for the document’s execution.

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.