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To determine whether a Driver Authorization or Driver Privilege Card is acceptable for Form I-9, the employer must decide whether the card meets the description of acceptable identity documents in the regulations at 8 CFR 274a.2(b)(b)(1)(v)(B). These cards may fall under the List B document described as:  “A driver’s license or identification card containing a photograph, issued by a state . . . or outlying possession of the United States. If the driver’s license or identification card does not contain a photograph, identifying information shall be included such as:  name, date of birth, sex, height, color of eyes, and address.” Another possible List B document is described in the regulations as:  “Identification card issued by federal, state, or local government agencies or entities provided that it contains a photograph or information such as:  name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color, and address. We cannot provide advice regarding whether a particular document is acceptable for Form I-9. If the employer decides to accept the List B document, the employer must also examine a List C document establishing employment authorization. In addition to the Form I-9 paperwork requirements, employers should be mindful of the laws prohibiting the hiring or continuing to employ an individual if the employer has actual or constructive knowledge that the employee is unauthorized to work.

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11/25/2014

The notation "Not for Federal Identification" on a state-issued driver’s license means that the driver's license containing it does not meet Real ID Act requirements. However, the driver’s license may be an acceptable List B document if it contains a photograph or all of the identifying information required by Form I-9 regulation, i.e., name, date of birth, sex, height, color of eyes, and address.

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11/25/2014

A state ID card without an expiration date is an acceptable List B document if it meets the regulatory requirements (must contain a photograph or identifying information) and appears to be genuine and to relate to the person presenting it.

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11/25/2014

The NEXUS card is an acceptable List B #2 document.

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03/27/2014

No. The Canadian government issues the INAC cards.  These cards are not acceptable for Form I-9 purposes.

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03/27/2014

No. The Mexican government issues consular ID cards to Mexican nationals living in the United States. These cards are not acceptable proof of identity for Form I-9.

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03/27/2014

A state-issued temporary driver’s license is an acceptable Form I-9 List B document if it contains a photograph or identifying information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color, and address. Any conditions on the temporary driver’s license, such as that the expired license must accompany the temporary driver’s license for it to be valid, must be followed.

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11/25/2014

Each of the 564 federally recognized tribes may issue its own unique tribal document. USCIS does not have examples of these tribal documents nor can it provide guidelines on specific tribal documents. 

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03/27/2014

SENTRI cards, also known as Trusted Traveler cards, are acceptable under List B, #2 as an ID card issued by a federal agency. SENTRI cards are issued by Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

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03/27/2014

No, the enhanced driver’s license is a List B document.

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03/27/2014

The DD-214 is an acceptable List B #5 document for Form I-9.

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03/27/2014

If the school ID contains no expiration date other than the school year, it expires at the end of the school year printed on it.

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03/27/2014

You may make a photocopy of the military ID card for Form I-9 purposes. Under the Immigration and Nationality Act governing the Form I-9 process, the copying of documentation is permitted. 

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03/27/2014