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Do I Need To ID A Signer For A Jurat?

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Does New York require notaries to identify signers when executing a jurat? S.L., New York

No, New York law specifies identification standards only for individuals acknowledging their signatures before a Notary. However, the NNA recommends that you request proof of identity for every signer — even those requesting a jurat.

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