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Paper Identification Documents
Identity of the signer can be established by the notary public's reasonable reliance on the presentation of any one of the following documents, if the identification document is current or has been issued within five years (Civil Code section 1185 (b)(3) & (4):
- An identification card or driver's license issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicle;
- A United States passport;
- Other California-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 passport issued by a foreign government, provided that it has been stamped by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service or the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services;
- A driver's license issued by another state or by a Canadian or Mexican public agency authorized to issue driver's license;
- An identification card issued by another state;
- A United States military identification card with the required photograph, description of the person, signature of the person, and an identifying number. (Some military identification cards do not contain all the required information.);
- An inmate identification card issued by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, if the inmate is in custody; or
- An employee identification card issued by an agency or office of the State of California, or an agency or office of a city, county, or city and county in California.
Note: The notary public must include in his or her journal the type of identifying document, the governmental agency issuing the document, the serial or identifying number of the document, and the date of issue or expiration of the document that was used to establish the identity of the signer.
Each notary public is required to have and to use a seal. The seal must be kept in a locked and secured area, under the direct and exclusive control of the notary public, and must not be surrendered to an employer upon termination of employment, whether or not the employer paid for the seal, or to any other person.
A NOTARY PUBLIC SHALL NOT USE THE OFFICIAL SEAL OR THE TITLE NOTARY PUBLIC FOR ANY PURPOSE OTHER THAN THE RENDERING OF NOTARIAL SERVICE. (Government Code section 8228.1)
A notary public may only certify copies of power of attorney and his or her notary public journal.
Certified copies of birth certificate, fetal death, death, and marriage records may be made or done only by the State Registrar, by july appointed and acting local registrars during their term of office, and by county recorders.