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Can A Signer Use A Consular ID In Texas?

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Can a consular ID card form Mexico be used as proof of identification for notary services? A.B., Texas

No, a consular ID card cannot be used to identify a signer in Texas. Texas statute requires the ID presented for a notarization to be a current and issued by the federal or any state government. The ID must contain the photograph and signature of the signer. A current passport issued by a foreign country is acceptable if the document to be notarized involves a residential estate transaction.

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

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