Who is Issued This Document?

For guidelines on which documents on Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, are issued to which categories of individuals, see the chart below.

 Document TypeA Citizen of the U.S.A Noncitizen National of the U.S.A Lawful Permanent ResidentAn Alien Authorized to Work
U.S. Passport or Passport Card
Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551)  
Foreign passport with temporary I-551 stamp or printed notation on a MRIV  
Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766)   
Foreign passport with with Arrival/Departure Record (Form I-94)   
Passport from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) or the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) with Form I-94 or Form I-94A   
Driver's License or ID card issued by a U.S. state or outlying possession
ID card issued by a U.S. federal, state, or local government agency
School ID card
Voter registration card
U.S.military card or draft record
Military dependent’s ID card
U.S.Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card
Native American tribal document
Driver’s license issued by a Canadian government authority
School record or report card (under age 18)
Clinic, doctor, or hospital record (under age 18)
Daycare of nursery school record (under age 18)
Social Security Card*
Certification of Birth Abroad (Form FS-545)
Certification of Report of Birth (Form DS-1350)
Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240)
U.S. birth certificate (original or certified copy)
Native American tribal document
U.S. Citizen ID Card (Form I-197)
ID Card for Use of Resident Citizen in the United States (Form I-179)
Employment authorization document issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

*Unrestricted Social Security cards that are acceptable List C documents are only issued to:

  • U.S. citizens
  • Noncitizen nationals of the U.S.
  • Lawful permanent residents
  • Refugees
  • Asylees
  • Citizens of the Republic of Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau admitted under a Compact of Free Association
  • Canadian-born American Indians
  • Mexican-born Kickapoo Indians
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