From NNA: How To Determine If An ID Card Is Acceptable For Notarization

Identifying signers is a primary — and vitally important — responsibility of every Notary. Many of you will rely on some form of ID in order to properly identify them. But determining if an ID is acceptable can be a challenge.

Given the wide variety of IDs in the world, you’re bound to come across an unfamiliar ID at some point.

So how do you decide if it is acceptable for notarization? That depends on where you are commissioned. Guidelines can vary greatly from state to state, so you will need to be familiar with the ID requirements for your state. These guidelines will determine how much judgment or discretion a Notary must exercise in accepting or refusing an ID, as we shall see.

For more information, including a list of acceptable IDs in Florida, CLICK HERE to read the full article.

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