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List C Document

The documents in List C show employment authorization only. Employees who choose to present a List C document must also provide a document from List B for Section 2.

Employees may present one of the following unexpired List C documents:

  • U.S. Social Security account number card that is unrestricted.  A card that includes any of the following restrictive wording is not an acceptable List C document:
    • NOT VALID FOR EMPLOYMENT
    • VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH INS AUTHORIZATION
    • VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH DHS AUTHORIZATION

Image of the SS Card

  • Certification of Birth Abroad issued by the U.S. Department of State (Form FS-545)

Image of the FS 545

  • Certification of Report of Birth issued by the U.S. Department of State (Form DS-1350)

Image of DS 1350

  • Original or certified copy of a birth certificate issued by a state, county, municipal authority or outlying possession of the United States bearing an official seal

Image of a RI Birth Certificate

  • Native American tribal document
  • U.S. Citizen ID Card (Form I-197)

Image of the I-197 Front

  • Identification Card for Use of Resident Citizen in the United States (Form I-179)

Image of the I-179 Front

  • Employment authorization document issued by DHS.  Some employment authorization documents issued by DHS include but are not limited to the Form I-94 issued to an asylee or work-authorized nonimmigrant (e.g., H-1B nonimmigrants) because of their immigration status, the unexpired Reentry Permit (Form I-327), the Certificate of U.S. Citizenship (Form N-560 or N-561), or the Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-550 or N-570).  A form I-797 issued to a conditional resident may be an acceptable List C(8) document in combination with his or her expired Form I-551 (“green card”). For more information about DHS-issued documents please contact customer support.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 07/24/2013