Identification Cards For Non-Drivers?
“My dad stopped driving years ago, so he doesn’t have a current driver’s license. He never traveled out of the country, so he doesn’t have a passport. He needs to have a power of attorney and advanced healthcare directive notarized.”
“My grandma is 93 years old and hasn’t driven in years. She has a couple of trust documents to notarize.”
“My mother’s health turned for the worse. She’s been unable to drive for years. She has a couple of power of attorney’s requiring notarization.”
“My uncle always bicycled to work, so he does not have a driver’s license. He is in the hospital and needs a power of attorney notarized.”
These are some of the reasons I hear why a person who needs documents notarized does not have a current government issued photo identification. Without proper identification, notary publics cannot notarize a signer’s documents (Credible witnesses can be used, but are not always convenient to use.)
I wish I could help them in their time of crisis, but I cannot due to lack of appropriate identification.
With the rise in identity theft and to protect you, banks, medical facilities, post offices and some other businesses require a current government issued photo identification.
Here is a link to the California Department of Motor Vehicles who issue identification cards to identify a person. http://www.dmv.com/ca/california/apply-id-card
If you have a current driver’s license and don’t plan to continue driving, obtaining the identification card may be easier since your information is current with the DMV. Ask them to find out.
Be proactive. Minimize your stress. Obtain a California identification card when it’s convenient for you.
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