13.3 List C Documents That Establish Employment Authorization

13.3 List C Documents That Establish Employment Authorization

The illustrations provided do not necessarily reflect the actual size of the documents.

U.S. Social Security Account Number Card

The U.S. Social Security account number card is issued by the Social Security Administration (older versions were issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), and can be presented as a List C document unless the card specifies that it does not authorize employment in the United States. Metal or plastic reproductions are not acceptable.

U.S. Social Security Card
Sample Social Security Card - VOID
 

Certifications of Birth Issued by the U.S. Department of State

These documents may vary in color and paper used. All will include a raised seal of the office that issued the document, and may contain a watermark and raised printing.

Certification of Birth Abroad Issued by the U.S. Department of State (FS-545)
Certificate of Birth Abroad
 
Certification of Report of Birth Issued by the U.S. Department of State (DS-1350)
Certification of Report of Birth Issued by the U.S. Department of State (DS-1350)
 
Consular Report of Birth Abroad Issued by the U.S. Department of State (FS-240)
Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240)
 

Birth Certificate

Only an original or certified copy of a birth certificate issued by a state, county, municipal authority, or outlying possession of the United States that bears an official seal is acceptable. Versions will vary by state and year of birth.

Beginning October 31, 2010, only Puerto Rico birth certificates issued on or after July 1, 2010 are valid. Please check uscis.gov for guidance on the validity of Puerto Rico birth certificates for Form I-9 purposes.

Birth Certificate
Birth Certificate Void
 

U.S. Citizen Identification Card (Form I-197)

Form I-197 was issued by the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to naturalized U.S. citizens. Although this card is no longer issued, it is valid indefinitely.

U.S. Citizen Identification Card (Form I-197)
U.S. Citizen Identification Card (Form I-197)
 

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

Form I-179 was issued by INS to U.S. citizens who are residents of the United States. Although this card is no longer issued, it is valid indefinitely.

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