Any document issued in the USA must be apostilled or legalized when it is going to be used in a foreign country.
It is important to know where the document will be ultimately used.
There are two different authentications that are issued by the Secretary of State the document could be certified or apostilled.
The United States of America is a member country of the Hague Convention “Abolishing the Requirement of Consular Legalization for Foreign Public Documents of 1961”
I have been contracted to perform a notarization at a California State Prison. The signer is telling me I can accept his prison ID as proof of his identity. Is this correct? — A.S., California Yes. Civil Code Section 1185(b)(3) allows a Notary to use an inmate identification card issued by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) as long as the inmate is in custody in a CDCR prison.