As of 2016, some stock transfer forms include an affidavit of domicile, a certification of identity and a transfer of ownership, according to American Stock Transfer and Trust Company. A legal representative of an estate executes a signed, notarized affidavit of domicile stating the deceased's residence at time of death.
A certification of identity verifies that an individual uses two different names, explains American Stock Transfer and Trust Company. The individual must sign the form using both names, and the form must display a medallion guarantee. When the owner of stock transfers shares to a new owner, the owner executes a transfer of ownership, which is a form separate from the stock certificate.