How Do I Identify A Signer Who Is Not A Citizen?

What type of identification can we use for non-citizens? — P.L., Missouri
Missouri law does not prescribe that you use a certain form of identification for non-citizens. The best form of identification is one that includes a photograph and signature. A valid driver’s license is a good source of identification because it contains the signer’s photo, physical description, signature and issuance date of the ID. The signer can also be personally known to the Notary or can be identified by another individual personally known to the Notary and the signer, known as a credible identifying witness (RSMo 442.210).
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