ID requirements to redeem Savings Bonds
Thursday, November 18th, 2004
Categorized as: Cashing in US Savings Bonds
I work for a nursing home and one of our residents has bonds she needs to redeem. However, she has no ID. How can we help her get these bonds redeemed?
To redeem a Savings Bond, you need a bank official to certify the owner’s signature on the back of the bond. Although banks generally require some type of personal identification, the actual requirements are up to the bank.
I recommend you contact the nursing home’s bank and explain the situation. An officer of the bank may be willing to certify your resident’s signature.