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  • Writer's pictureStephanie Lundberg

What identification can you use for your notarization?

Updated: Sep 27, 2023



As a notary public, a big part of my job is to help reduce the cost and impact that fraud has on everyone, and one of the ways I do that is by verifying that you are who you say you are before I notarize or certify a copy of a document for you.


You can use these types of identification (ID) to verify your identity for your notarization as long as they are current or expired for less than one (1) year:

  • A U.S. or foreign passport, a U.S. or foreign driver’s license, or other U.S. or foreign government-issued identification card

  • A U.S. military personnel ID card or a U.S. military dependent ID card

  • Another government-issued ID that has your photograph or your signature

  • A credible witness who can present one of the above IDs and is willing to swear they know you.

These are the ID rules in Colorado, so be sure to ask your notary public about ID requirements if you're in another state!

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