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I-9 Lists of Acceptable Documents

All documents must be UNEXPIRED

Employees may present one selection from List A or a combination of one selection from List B and one selection from List C.

List A

To establish identity and employment authorization


List B

To establish Identity


List C

To establish employment authorization

  • US Passport or US Passport Card
  • Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551)
  • Foreign Passport with temp I-551 stamp or temp I-551 printed notation
  • Employment Authorization Document containing photograph (Form I-766)
  • Passport from FSM or RMI with Form I-94 or Form I-94A
  • In case of nonimmigrant alien authorized to work for a specific employer incident to status, a Foreign Passport with I-94 or I-94A and current and applicable endorsement of status
  • 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 US and the FSM or RMI


  • US Driver’s License or ID Card
  • ID Card issued by federal, state, or local government agencies
  • School ID with photo
  • Voter’s Registration Card
  • US Military Card or draft record
  • Military dependent’s ID Card
  • US Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card
  • Native American tribal document
  • Canadian Driver’s License
  • Social Security Number Card (must say US Employment authorized)
  • Certification of Birth Abroad issued by Dept of State (Form FS-545)
  • Certification of Report of Birth issued by Dept of State (Form DS-1350)
  • Original or certified copy of Birth Certificate (US)
  • Native American tribal document
  • US Citizen ID Card (Form I-197)
  • Identification Card for Use of Resident Citizen in the US (Form I-179)

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