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Completing Form I-9 for Minors (Individuals under Age 18)

A parent or legal guardian may establish identity for a minor under the age of 18 to complete Form I-9 if the minor cannot present a List B document. 

How to complete Form I-9 for a Minor

In Section 1, the minor’s parent or legal guardian:

  • Fills out the minor’s information and checks the box by the minor’s status
  • Writes “Individual under age 18” in the signature block
  • Completes the Preparer and/or Translator Certification block

To complete Section 2, the employer:

  • Enters “Individual under age 18” under List B
  • Records the List C document presented
Last Reviewed/Updated: 05/13/2011