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Notary Bulletin

Hotline Tip: Giving An Oath To A Credible Identifying Witness

NNA Hotline Tips For NotariesTo 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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