What are the consequences if I don’t possess my original identification during the notarization process?
Notaries play a crucial role in authenticating and witnessing the signing of sensitive and critical documents. To mitigate the risk of fraud and maintain the integrity of the process, notaries are required to work exclusively with original documents. This includes verifying the identity of the individuals involved in the transaction by examining their original identification documents.
In the event that you do not have your original ID with you, the notary may be unable to proceed with the notarization process. Relying on photocopies or digital images of identification documents, such as those displayed on a smartphone, is not considered sufficient proof of identity for notarization purposes. Consequently, it is essential to ensure that you have your original identification with you to avoid any delays or complications during the notarization process.