What You Will Need for General Notarizations
Every signer must show valid (not expired) photo identification. All identification must contain a photo, a physical description, a signature and a serial number. California recognizes the following types of identification if issued within the last 5 years:
State Issued ID Card (Senior ID, Under 18 ID, CA ID)
U.S. Military ID Card
Mexican or Canadian Driver License
Every signer must demonstrate a willingness to sign the documents without coercion. He/she must also be aware of what they are signing and understand the significance of the transaction. Documents cannot be notarized if there is any cognitive impairment.