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When an employee who selects the status of Alien Authorized to Work provides a foreign passport with a Form I-94 for Section 2 of Form I-9, the only document numbers the employer must record on Form I-9 are the foreign passport number and the Form I-94 number. Employers should not record visa information on Form I-9 since the associated nonimmigrant visa is not an acceptable document for Form I-9.  The visa number field in E-Verify is optional. If the employee allows the employer to enter his or her visa number from the passport that the employee presented into E-Verify, doing so may prevent a tentative nonconfirmation (TNC).

Last Reviewed/Updated: 
04/11/2014