Need Something Notarized, What Is Acceptable ID in Michigan?
Updated: Jun 20
In the Great State of Michigan, there is no getting around it you will need valid ID.
No. A notary may not use an expired driver's license to establish the identity of a signer to provide notary services. The state-issued driver's license must be current and contain a photograph and signature of the signer (source)
VALID (non-expired) ID Examples could be:
State-issued driver's license State-issued identification card
U.S. passport issued by the U.S. Department of State U.S.
Military ID State
County and Local government IDs
Permanent resident card, or "green card," issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Foreign passport
Student ID from: Michigan State University , University of Michigan, Wayne State
**SIDENOTE- In some situations a credible witness can be used. The credible witness must personally be known by the notary public and the personal requesting notarizations of their documents (55.285 Performance of notarial acts; scope; verification.)
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