Forms of Identification

Each signer is required to show a valid government-issued ID, or an ID that has been issued within the past 5 years [Civil Code Section 118(c)(3)&(4)]. Identification must have a photograph, description and signature of the person, as well as an identifying number.

 

Acceptable Forms of Identification Include:

 

  • An identification card or driver's license issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

 

  • A U.S. passport issued by the State Department of the United States.

 

  • Other state-approved identification card consisting of any one of the following, provided that it also contains a photograph, description of the person, signature of the person, and an identifying number:
     

    • A military identification card issued by any branch United Stated armed forces.

    • A passport issued by a foreign government, provided that it has been stamped by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service or the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service.

    • A driver's license issued by another state or by a Canadian or Mexican public agency authorized to issue a driver's license.

    • An identification card issued by another state.

    • An inmate identification card issued by the California Department of Corrections, if the inmate is in custody.

    • Two credible witnesses that personally know the signer in the case where the document signer lacks ID. The credible witnesses cannot be named in the document and cannot have financial interest in the document. Both credible witnesses must have proper identification.

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