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4.1 Minors (Individuals under Age 18)

Minors can complete Form I-9 as described in Section 4.0, Completing Section 2 of Form I-9, by presenting a List A document or a combination of List B and C documents. If a minor is unable to present an identity document from List B, a parent or legal guardian may establish identity for the minor by completing Form I-9 as shown in Figure 3.

E-Verify Note: If you participate in E-Verify, parents or legal guardians cannot establish identity for a minor as described above. The minor must present either a List A document, or a combination of a List B document that contains a photograph and a List C document.

Figure 3: Completing Section 1 of Form I-9 for minors without List B documents

M-274 Infographic titled Completing Section 1 of Form I-9 for Minors without List B documents. Image shows Section 1 completed by a minor’s parent of legal guardian. It contains numbers that correlate with the guidance that follows.
The minor’s parent or legal guardian completes Section 1 and enters “Individual under age 18” in the signature block.
 
The parent or legal guardian completes the Preparer and/or Translator Certification block.

Figure 4: Completing Section 2 of Form I-9 for minors without List B documents

M-274 Infographic titled Completing Section 2 of Form I-9 for Minors without List B documents. Image shows how an employer must complete Section 2 when minor’s parent of legal guardian completes Section 1. It contains numbers that correlate with the guidance that follows.

 

At the top of Section 2, enter the employee’s last name, first name, and middle initial exactly as it appears in Section 1. Enter the number that correlates with the citizenship or immigration status box the employee selected in Section 1.
Enter “Individual under age 18” under List B and enter the document title, issuing authority, document number, and expiration date (if any) using information from the original List C document the minor presented.
Enter the date employment began.
 
The employer or authorized representative signs and dates Section 2 in the spaces provided to attest to physically examining the documents the employee presented. Also enter title, last name, first name, and the employer’s business or organization name.
Enter the business’s street address, city or town, state and ZIP code.