New York Probate Form

Proofs Of Identity (N/a)

Everything you need to know about New York Form Proofs Of Identity (N/a), including helpful tips, fast facts & deadlines, how to fill it out, where to submit it and other related NY probate forms.

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About Proofs Of Identity (N/a)

There are all sorts of forms executors, beneficiaries, and probate court clerks have to fill out and correspond with during probate and estate settlement, including affidavits, letters, petitions, summons, orders, and notices.

Proofs Of Identity (N/a) is a commonly used form within New York. Here’s an overview of what the form is and means, including a breakdown of the situations when (or why) you may need to use it:

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Atticus Fast Facts About Proofs Of Identity (N/a)

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Proofs Of Identity (N/a):

  • This form pertains to the State of New York

  • The current version of this form was last revised on January 1, 1970

Government forms are not typically updated often, though when they are, it often happens rather quietly. While Atticus works hard to keep this information about New York’s Form Proofs Of Identity (N/a) up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form Proofs Of Identity (N/a)

Step 1 - Download the correct New York form based on the name and ID if applicable

Double check that you have both the correct form name and the correct form ID. Some New York probate forms can look remarkably similar, so it’s best to double, even triple-check that you’re using the right one! Keep in mind that not all States have a standardized Form ID system for their probate forms.

Step 2 - Complete the Document

Fill out all relevant fields in Form Proofs Of Identity (N/a), take a break, and then review. Probate and estate settlement processes in NY are long enough to begin with, and making a silly error can push your timeline even farther back. No thank you!

Note: If you don’t currently know all of the answers and are accessing Form Proofs Of Identity (N/a) online, be sure to avoid closing the browser tab and potentially losing all your progress (or use a platform like Atticus to help avoid making mistakes).

Step 3 - Have Form witnessed or notarized (if required)

Some States and situations require particular forms to be notarized. If you have been instructed to get the document notarized or see it in writing on the document, then make sure to hire a local notary. There are max notary fees in the United States that are defined and set by local law. Take a look at our full guide to notary fees to make sure you aren’t overpaying or getting ripped off.

Step 4 - Submit Proofs Of Identity (N/a) to the relevant office

This is most often the local probate court where the decedent (person who passed away) is domiciled (permanently resides) or the institution involved with this particular form (e.g. a bank). Some offices allow you to submit forms online, other’s don’t, and we while we generally recommend going in-person to expedite the process, sometimes that simply isn’t an option.

It’s also a generally good idea to establish a positive working relationship with any probate clerk (unfortunately there’s enough people & process out there making things more difficult and unnecessarily confusing for them), so a best practice is to simply ask the probate clerk proactively exactly how and where they’d prefer you to submit all forms.

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When Proofs Of Identity (N/a) is due

Different probate forms or processes can require different deadlines or response times for completing the appropriate form.

While some steps in the process are bound to specific deadlines (like petitioning for probate, having to submit an inventory of assets, or filing applicable notices to creditors and beneficiaries), many probate forms or processes are not tied to a specific deadline since the scope of work can vary based on situational factors or requirements involved.

Either way, there are a bunch of practical reasons why personal representatives should work to complete each step as thoroughly and quickly as possible when completing probate in New York.

5 reasons you should submit this form as quickly as possible:

  1. The sooner you begin, the faster New York can allow heirs and beneficiaries to get their share of assets subject to probate. Acting promptly can also decrease the costs & overall mental fatigue through an otherwise burdensome process.

    Helpful Context: What’s the Difference Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets?

  2. In general, creditors of an estate usually have around 3-6 months from the time you file notice to creditors to file any claims for debt against the deceased’s assets. If they don’t, then that debt is forfeited (and more importantly, the executor won’t be held personally responsible). So doing this sooner means you have a better idea of who is owed what and ensures you won’t get a surprise collector months later.

  3. Not filing a will within 30 days (on average) could mean that the probate process proceeds according to intestate laws (laws that govern what happens to someone's stuff without a will) or is subject to unnecessary supervision by the probate court. And if you aren't directly related to the deceased (a.k.a. next of kin), this could also mean you lose your inheritance.

  4. It’s important to file any necessary state tax returns on behalf of the deceased or estate by the following tax season in New York. If you don’t, you could owe penalties and interest. This also includes any necessary federal tax returns such as Forms 1040, 1041, or even a Form 706 estate tax return.

  5. If a house in the State of New York is left empty (or abandoned) for a while, insurance can get dicey. For example, if the house burns down and no one has been there for a year, an insurance company may get out of paying your claim.

If you’re not using Atticus to get specific forms, deadlines, and timelines for New York probate, then try and stay as organized as possible, pay close attention to the dates mentioned in any correspondence you have with the State’s government officials, call the local New York probate clerk or court for exact answers regarding Form Proofs Of Identity (N/a), and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit this form Online

Proofs Of Identity (N/a) is one of the many probate court forms available for download through Atticus.

It may also be available through some New York probate court sites, such as . In order to access the latest version, be updated with any revisions, and get full instructions on how to complete each form, check out the Atticus Probate & Estate Settlement software or consider hiring a qualified legal expert locally within New York.

While Atticus automatically provides the latest forms, be sure to choose the correct version of Form Proofs Of Identity (N/a) f using any other site or resource in order to avoid having to re-complete the form process and/or make another trip to the New York probate court office.

Proofs Of Identity (N/a) is a .pdf, so opening it should be as simple as clicking “View Form” from within the Atticus app or by clicking the appropriate link found on any New York-provided government platform. Once you’ve opened the form, you should be able to directly edit the form before saving or printing.

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Did you know?

  • Form Proofs Of Identity (N/a) is a probate form in New York.

  • Lists proofs of ID and date of birth accepted for vehicle registration and title applications.

  • New York has multiple types of probate and the necessary forms depend on the unique aspects of each estate, such as type and value of assets, whether there was a valid will, who is serving as the personal representative or executor, and even whether or not they also live in New York.

  • During probate, all personal representatives and executives in are required to submit a detailed inventory of assets that must separate non-probate assets from probate assets.

  • Probate in New York, especially without guidance, can take years to finish and cost upwards of $14,000.

Frequently Asked Questions about Proofs Of Identity (N/a)

Lists proofs of ID and date of birth accepted for vehicle registration and title applications.

Probate is the government’s way of making sure that when a person dies, the right stuff goes to the right people (including the taxes the government wants).

All of that stuff is collectively known as someone’s “estate”, and it’s the job of the executor or personal representative to fill out all the forms and complete all the required steps to formally dissolve the estate. 

To get instant clarity on the entire probate process and get an idea of the steps, timeline, and best practices, read the Atticus Beginner’s Guide to Probate

The best place? Create an account in Atticus to start getting estate-specific advice. 

You may need a lawyer, you may not, and paying for one when you didn’t need it really hurts. Atticus makes sure you make  the best decisions (plus you can write it off as an executor expense).

We’ve also created a list of other probate services. Be sure to check it out!

An executor is named in someone’s will, and if the deceased didn’t have a will, then the spouse or other close family relative usually steps up to fulfill the role. If no one wants to do it, then a judge will appoint someone. 

The executor is responsible for the complete management of the probate process, including major responsibilities such as:

  • Creating an inventory of all probate assets.

  • Filling out all necessary forms

  • Paying off all estate debts and taxes

  • Submitting reports to the court and beneficiaries as requested

And much more. This process often stretches longer than a year. 

For an idea of what separates executors who succeed from those who make this way harder than it should be, visit our article, Executors of an Estate:
What they do & secrets to succeeding

The Exact Text on Form Proofs Of Identity (N/a)

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on New York Form Proofs Of Identity (N/a). You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

PROOFS OF IDENTITY FOR REGISTRATION AND TITLE This form is also available at GENERAL REQUIREMENTS l You must provide proof of your date of birth and proof of your name. l The documents you submit to prove your name must have a total point value of 6 points. A New York State photo driver license, learner permit, or non-driver ID card that is current or that is expired no longer than 2 years meets the proof of name and date of birth requirements. Refer to the table below for a list of other documents that you can show for proof of your date of birth and proof of your name. You must provide the original documents or documents that are certified by the issuing agency. Your signature must be on at least one of the documents that you show for proof. DMV will not accept documents with any alterations or erasures. Electronic statements and e-bills must be printed. If you send a person to DMV to submit your application for a registration or title, that person must provide his or her original New York State photo license, permit, or ID card and a photocopy of your most recently issued New York State photo license, permit, or ID card. ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS FOR PROOF OF IDENTITY FOR REGISTRATION AND TITLE Expired documents are NOT acceptable, unless specifically noted in the table below. PROOF OF NAME POINT VALUE PROOF OF DATE OF BIRTH? New York State Photo Driver License/Learner Permit/Non-Driver ID Card. Must be current or not expired for more than 2 years. 6 YES DMV Statement of Identity and/or Residence by Parent/Guardian (MV-45) - IF UNDER 21. Affidavit by parent or legal guardian, signed in the presence of a DMV representative. Refer to MV-45 for more information. 6 NO DMV Statement of Identity and/or Residence - For Applicants Represented by Government or Government- Approved Facilities (MV-45A). Refer to the MV-45A for more infor mation. 6 NO Proof of Incorporation, Proof of Partnership, DBA filing Receipt (Refer to MV-82.1 for details). 6 NO Foreign Passport with a valid I-551 stamp or with a statement on the Visa. Passport must be in English, or translated by an embassy. 4 YES Foreign Passport with a U.S. Visa and current I-94 attached. Passport must be in English, or translated by an embassy. NOTE: If your I-94 has status code A1, A2, G1 or G3 you must contact the Department of State to register your vehicle(s). 4 YES Passport or Passport Card issued by U.S. State Department. Must be current. 4 YES Photo Driver License issued by another U.S. state, jurisdiction or possession, or Canadian province or territory. Must be current or expired no longer than 2 years. 4 YES U.S. Military Photo ID Card (issued to Active, Reserve, and Retired military personnel only) 3 YES Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship (N-550, N-560, N-561, and N-570) 3 YES Employment Authorization Card (I-688B or I-766) with photo 3 YES Permanent Resident Card (I-551) 3 YES Re-entry Permit (I-327) 3 YES Refugee Travel Document (I-571) 3 YES New York State Benefit /Medicaid Card WITH Photo 3 NO New York State Benefit/Medicaid Card WITHOUT Photo 2 NO New York State Interim License/Permit WITHOUT Photo 2 NO New York State or New York City Pistol Permit 2 NO New York State Professional License 2 NO ID-82 (3/21) PAGE 1 OF 2 ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS FOR PROOF OF IDENTITY FOR REGISTRATION AND TITLE Expired documents are NOT acceptable, unless specifically noted in the table below. PROOF OF NAME POINT VALUE PROOF OF DATE OF BIRTH? New York State Registration Document (Vehicle or Boat only) 2 NO New York State Certificate of Title 2 NO St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Photo ID Card 2 YES U.S. Military Dependent ID Card 2 NO U.S. College Photo ID Card and Official Transcript 2 NO U.S. High School Photo ID with Report Card or Official Transcript 2 NO U.S. Marriage or Divorce Record OR Court-Issued Name Change Decree 2 NO U.S. Social Security Card 2 NO U.S. Computer-Printed Pay Stub (must have your name) 1 NO U.S. Employee ID Card 1 NO U.S. High School Diploma OR General Equivalency Diploma (GED) 1 NO U.S. Supermarket Check Cashing Card (must have your signature and pre-printed name) 1 NO U.S. Union Card 1 NO Health Insurance Card/Prescription Card to show current proof of health insurance coverage 1 NO Life Insurance Policy (in effect at least 2 years) 1 NO Utility Bill with name and address. A utility bill is defined as a bill containing the applicant’s name and address for any recurring service (e.g. home or cell telephone bill, electric bill, trash bill, water bill.) Only one utility bill per applicant can be accepted. 1 NO Veterans Universal Access Photo ID Card 1 NO Federal or New York State Income Tax W-2 1 NO Only one of the following items, if issued by the same financial institution, can be submitted: •Bank Statement •Cancelled Check (with your pre-printed name) •Cash Card (ATM) (must have your pre-printed name and your signature) •Valid Major Credit Card 1 NO U.S. Municipal ID Card with Photo 1 NO Original or certified copy of U.S. Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240, DS-1350, F-545) 0 YES U.S. Birth Certificate (issued by a state or local government) 0 YES Canadian Birth Certificate with a Canadian DMV learner permit or non-driver ID card 0 YES Valid Canadian Passport (without INS documentation) 0 YES Tribal Birth Certificate from a federally recognized tribe, to prove birth in the U.S. 0 YES IMPORTANT: Making a false statement, or submitting any documentation that is false, may be punishable as a criminal offense. DMV will not accept any damaged or mutilated documents, or documents with any alterations or erasures. DMV will confiscate any document that appears to be fraudulent. If you submit a fraudulent document, you could be subject to criminal prosecution. ID-82 (3/21) PAGE 2 OF 2

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