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List a Document

The documents on List A show both identity and employment authorization. Employees presenting a List A document should not be asked to present any other document. Some List A documents are in fact a combination of two or more documents. In these cases, the documents presented together count as one List A document. 

  • U.S.Passport or U.S. Passport Card

Image of a US passport cover   Image of the Inside of Passport

  • Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551). These cards may or may not contain a signature. A signature is not required for the card to be valid for Form I-9 purposes.

Permanent Resident Card with signature:

Image of the PRC front  Image of the back of the PRC

Permanent Resident Card with notation, “Signature Waived”:

Signature Waived Permanent Resident Card

  • Foreign passport that contains a temporary I-551 stamp or temporary I-551 printed notation on a machine-readable immigrant visa (MRIV) [Note that this document is subject to reverification]

Image of a Visa   Image of Foriegn Passport

  • Employment Authorization Document (Card) that contains a photograph (Form I-766)

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  • Foreign passport with Form I-94 or Form I-94A, Arrival/Departure Report bearing the same name as the passport and containing an endorsement of the alien’s nonimmigrant status that authorizes such alien to work for a specific employer incident to this status. 

This document may only be used if the period of endorsement has not yet expired and the proposed employment does not conflict with any restrictions or limitations listed on Form I-94 or I-94A, Arrival/Departure Report .  Note: Some individuals who present this List A document, such as certain nonimmigrant students and exchange visitors, must also present additional documentation in order to prove their work authorization in the United States.

In April 2013, Form I-94 was automated at airports and seaports. CBP no longer automatically provides travelers with a paper copy of Form I-94. Travelers may access Form I-94 information through the CBP website or may request a paper Form I-94 during the inspection process

Image of Foriegn Passport

Image of the I-94A I-94 Image

  • Passport from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) or the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) with Form I-94 or Form I-94A showing nonimmigrant admission under the Compact of Free Association Between the United States and the FSM or RMI

Image of the Micronesia Passport Cover

Last Reviewed/Updated: 09/09/2015