Who is Issued This Document?

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 Type A Citizen of the U.S. A Noncitizen National of the U.S. A Lawful Permanent Resident An Alien Authorized to Work
LIST   A
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      
 
 
LIST   B
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 hospotal record (under age 18)
 
 
 
 
Daycare of nursery school record (under age 18)
 
 
 
 
 
LIST   C
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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