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

*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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