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Can A Notary Accept A Military ID As Proof Of Identity?

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I wanted to know if a military ID was an acceptable form of identification? There isn’t an expiration date on there so I wasn’t sure how to document it.L.R., California

A U.S. Military ID may be used as long as it contains an identifying number and the photograph, signature and physical description of the bearer, and is current or issued in the past five years. If there is an issuance date in the last 5 years, it is acceptable without an expiration date. You would indicate the issuance date in your journal.

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Brandy Savage

19 Jun 2018

just trying to read the article and this popup comes up.

National Notary Association

20 Jun 2018

Hi Brandy. There should be no popups in the article. Would you be able to send a screenshot to so we can look at it, please?

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