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October 19, 2013

Can a resident alien card or permanent resident card be used for being notarized?

Each state has different rules for what type of identification is suitable for being notarized. The California Notary Handbook does NOT specify if a Green Card, Resident Alien Card, or Permanent Resident Card may be used as identification for being notarized?

However, if you have a “California approved” (not sure what that means) identification card that has — a photograph, description of the person, signature of the person, and an identifying number: then you are in good shape.

Since a green card or resident alien card is not on the approved list of identification cards in the California Notary Public Handbook, it might be better to use a passport, state issued identification card, driver license, etc.

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