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How Do I ... Give An Oath To A Credible Identifying Witness?

To compel truthfulness, you must administer an oath or affirmation to a credible identifying witness. The identifying witness must swear or affirm that the signer has the identity claimed. If not otherwise prescribed by law, the following oath (affirmation) may be used:

Do you solemnly swear (or affirm) that you know the signer truly holds the identity he (or she) claims?

The oath or affirmation must be spoken aloud, and the credible identifying witness must answer affirmatively with "I do," "Yes" or a similar response that indicates agreement.

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Quiz: The Many Types Of Notarial Acts

Notaries perform many different duties for the public — and it’s easy to lose track of the different acts and what states they’re authorized in. Test your familiarity with common — and uncommon — notarial acts.

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