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Acceptable forms of Identification

For Traditional (mobile) Notarization


  • United States Passport

  • United States Passport Card

  • Certificate of United States citizenship

  • Certificate of naturalization

  • Foreign passport

  • Alien registration card with photograph

  • State issued driver’s license

  • State-issued identification card

  • United States military card

If the ID has not expired for more than five years from the time identification for the notarization is needed, Notaries in Virginia are allowed to accept expired IDs from residents of assisted living facilities.

Remote online Notarization


  • Driver’s license

  • Passport

  • Foreign Passport

  • State ID card

  • Passport Card

  • Work permits

  • Permanent resident card

If you've recently changed your name and it no longer matches the ID you're using for identity. You will need to provide a secondary form of ID, Your primary ID can have your former name as long as your secondary ID has your current name.

  • Social security card

  • U.S. Govt., government-issued visa

  • Birth certificate

  • Non-U.S./Canadian driver's license

  • Most recent, signed tax returns

  • Property tax bill

  • Voter registration card

  • Organizational membership card

  • Bank/investment/loan statements

  • Paycheck stub with name

  • Most recent W-2

  • Proof of Insurance (homeowners, vehicle, or renters insurance)

  • Recent utility bill

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