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What form of identification can I use as proof of identity?

An officer may not take the acknowledgment of a written instrument unless the officer knows or has satisfactory evidence that the acknowledging person is the person who executed the instrument and is described in it. An officer may accept, as satisfactory evidence of the identity of an acknowledging person, only:

(1) the oath of a credible witness personally known to the officer;

(2) a current identification card or other document issued by the federal government or any state government that contains the photograph and signature of the acknowledging person (i.e.: Driver's License, State ID, Military ID, US Passport); or

(3) with respect to a deed or other instrument relating to a residential real estate transaction, a current passport issued by a foreign country.


Source: Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Chapter 121

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