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How Do I Notarize For A UN Official?

New Hotline Resized 3I have to notarize a document for a UN official.  Do I ask for UN official ID only? D.A., New York, NY

New York State only requires a Notary either to personally know or have satisfactory evidence of a signer’s identity, but does not define satisfactory evidence (Real Property Law, Section 303). The best IDs have three components: a photograph, a signature and a physical description. Generally reliable forms of identification include: New York driver’s license or official nondriver’s ID; a driver’s license or non-driver ID from any other U.S. state; U.S. and foreign passports; U.S. military ID; or permanent resident card (or ‘green card’) issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Hotline answers are based on the laws in the state where the question originated and may not reflect the laws of other states. If in doubt, always refer to your own state statutes. – The Editors

Kelle Clarke is a Contributing Editor with the National Notary Association.

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17 Jul 2014

I did a home purchase for a minor official in a south American embassy, actually a cultural envoy of some kind. He lacked most of the documents needed for the purchase, including evidence of SS number, immegrent status, credit history and info for the Patriot Act. I wonder if he got his loan?

Blanca E Thompson

17 Jul 2014

Excellent article about acceptable forms of IDs. Thank you.

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