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.

NOTE: If the employer participates in E-Verify, the employee must present a List B identity document with photograph to complete Form I-9.

How to complete Form I-9 for a Minor

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

  • Completes the minor’s information and checks the box by the minor’s status
  • Enters “minor under age 18” in the signature field
  • Completes the Preparer and/or Translator Certification field

To complete Section 2, the employer:

  • Enters “minor under age 18” under List B

Enters the List C document presented

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