Acceptable forms of Identification for Notarizations

Effective January 1, 2017, Assembly Bill 2566, in conjunction with Senate Bill 997 amends Civil Code Section 1185, making the following changes:

  • Foreign passports are no longer required to have a current visa stamp from USCIS or DHS.
  • A valid consular identification card issued by a consulate from the applicant’s country of citizenship now acceptable.
  • An ID card issued by a federally recognized tribal government is now acceptable.