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PeopleShare Acceptable Forms of ID
Form I-9

Employees must provide documentation to their employers to show their identity and authorization to work.

Form I-9 Acceptable Documents

List A Documents

Documents that Establish Both Identity and Employment Authorization

 

The documents on List A show both identity and employment authorization. Employees presenting an acceptable List A document should not be asked to present any other document. Some List A documents are in fact a combination of 2 or more documents. In these cases, the documents presented together count as one List A document.

1. U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card

2. Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551)

3. Foreign passport that contains a temporary I-551 stamp or temporary I-551 printed notation on a machine-readable immigrant visa

4. Employment Authorization Document that contains a photograph (Form I-766)

5. Foreign passport with Form I-94 or Form I-94A with Arrival-Departure Record, and containing an endorsement to work

6. Passport from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) or the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) with Form I-94 or Form I-94A indicating nonimmigrant admission under the Compact of Free Association Between the United States and the FSM or RMI

Acceptable Receipts 

  • Receipt for a replacement of a lost, stolen, or damaged List A document.

  • Form I-94 issued to a lawful permanent resident that contains an I-551 stamp and a photograph of the individual. 

  • Form I-94 with “RE” notation or refugee stamp issued to a refugee.

May be presented in lieu of a document listed above for a temporary period. For receipt validity dates, see the  M-274, Section 4.4 Acceptable Receipts.

List B Documents

Documents that Establish Identity

 

The documents on List B establish only identity. Employees who choose to present a List B document must also present a document from List C for Section 2. Employees may present one of the following unexpired List B documents:

1. Driver's license or ID card issued by a State or outlying possession of the United States provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color, and address

2. ID card issued by federal, state or local government agencies or entities, provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color, and address

Other Documents that Establish Identity

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3. School ID card with a photograph

4. Voter's registration card

5. U.S. Military card or draft record

6. Military dependent's ID card

7. U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card

8. Native American tribal document

9. Driver's license issued by a Canadian government authority

For persons under age 18 who are unable to present a document listed above: 

10. School record or report card

11. Clinic, doctor, or hospital record

12. Day-care or nursery school record

Acceptable Receipts 

Receipt for a replacement of a lost, stolen, or damaged List B document may be presented in lieu of a document listed above for a temporary period.

For receipt validity dates, see the M-274, Section 4.4 Acceptable Receipts.

List C Documents

Documents that Establish Employment Authorization

 

Employees who choose to present a List C document must also provide a document from List B, evidence of identity, for Section 2.

Employees may present one of the following unexpired List C documents:

1. U.S. Social Security Card

2. Certification of report of birth issued by the Department of State (Forms DS-1350, FS-545, FS-240)

3. Original or certified copy of birth certificate issued by a State, county, municipal authority, or territory of the United States bearing an official seal

4. Native American tribal document

5. U.S. Citizen ID Card (Form I-197)

6. Identification Card for Use of Resident Citizen in the United States (Form I-179)

7. Employment authorization document issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Acceptable Receipts 

Receipt for a replacement of a lost, stolen, or damaged List C document may be presented in lieu of a document listed above for a temporary period. 

For receipt validity dates, see the  M-274, Section 4.4 Acceptable Receipts.

Check out the original source of information found on this page at: https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents 

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