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7. Competent evidence of identity

a. COMPETENT EVIDENCE OF IDENTITY

The phrase “competent evidence of identity” refers to the identification of an individual based on: (a) at least one current identification document issued by an official agency bearing the photograph and signature of the individual; or (b) the oath or affirmation of one credible witness not privy to the instrument, document or transaction who is personally known to the notary public and who personally knows the individual, or of two credible witnesses neither of whom is privy to the instrument, document or transaction who each personally knows the individual and shows to the notary public documentary identification. (Section 12, Rule II, Ibid.)

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