The individual appearing before the Notary Public is the signer of the document is the person named in the document; and
The Credible Witness personally knows the Signer; and
The Credible Witness does not have a financial interest and is not named in the document(s) to be signed.
Two Credible Witnesses are required in California, since Notary Public is no longer allowed to "personally know" the signer.
I frequently receive notary assignments for assisted living residents and one of the major obstacles that is encountered is the proper identification for the signer.
Seniors may allow their driver license to expire since they don't drive anymore. The use of Credible Witnesses is an option that I offer at time of assignment. The family will "ask" staff or nurses to provide this service for the residence. My experience is that most facilities will not allow staff to act as Credit Witnesses.
Be prepared with proper and valid current identification.
Thank you for Remembering Me for Notary.