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If a citizen of the FSM, the RMI or Palau receives an E-Verify TNC, it is usually because of a name and date of birth mismatch. When completing Form I-9, instruct employees to use their full legal name and to enter their date of birth in the month/day/year format. Be especially careful when you enter the employee’s name and date of birth in E-Verify. Also, note their citizenship status. They should mark “alien authorized to work,” not “noncitizen national of the United States.”

Last Reviewed/Updated: 
04/08/2014

Citizens of the FSM, the RMI and Palau, also known as the “Freely Associated States,” are admitted to the United States as nonimmigrants under the terms of their nations’ respective Compacts of Free Association with the United States. Under the terms of their respective Compacts of Free Association with the United States, citizens of the FSM, the RMI and Palau are eligible to work in the United States as nonimmigrants for an unlimited length of time.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 
04/08/2014