Acceptable Identification

Acceptable forms of identification will contain the following:

photo

physical description of the person

signature

serial number

expiration date

Identity of the signer can be established by the notary public’s reasonable reliance on the presentation of any one of the following documents, if the identification document is current or has been issued within four years.    

A. An identification card or driver's license issued by the New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicles.

B. A United States passport.

C. Other New Jersey approved identification card, consisting of any one of the following provided that is also contains a photograph, description      of the person, signature of the person, and an identifying number:

  • A passport issued by a foreign government, provided that it has been stamped by the U.S .Immigration and Naturalization Service or the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services;
  • A driver’s license issued by another state or by a Canadian or Mexican public agency authorized to issue driver’s licenses;
  • A driver’s license issued by another state or by a Canadian or Mexican public agency authorized to issue driver’s licenses;
  • An identification card issued by another state;
  • A United States military identification card with the required photograph, description of the person, signature of the person, and an identifying number. (Some military identification cards do not contain all the required information.);
  • An inmate identification card issued by the New Jersey Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, if the inmate is in custody; or
  • An employee identification card issued by an agency or office of the State of New Jersey, or an agency or office of a city, county, or city and county in New Jersey.

In the absence of above mentioned ID, Credible Witnesses

(2 people who personally know the signer and have an ID)

may be used.