New employee eligibility documents

Your first day of work is coming up! Select which employment status below best describes you, and remember to bring the associated documents that verify your working eligibility in the United States to your new employer. For more information on these requirements, check out the official I-9 form on the government website. 

A citizen of the United States

If you are a citizen of the United States, bring the following document(s) in Option 1 or Option 2 on your first day of work.

Option 1
U.S. Passport or Passport Card
Or
Option 2
Choose 1 document from each column (2 total documents)
  • Driver's license or state-issued ID card
  • ID card issued by federal, state or local government agencies
  • School ID card with a photograph
  • Voter's registration card
  • US Military card or draft record
  • Military dependent's ID card
  • US Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card
  • Native American tribal identity document
  • Driver's license issued by the Canadian government
Under Age 18
  • School record or report card
  • Clinic, doctor or hospital record
  • Day-care or nursery school record
 
and
  • Social Security Card*
  • Birth Certificate (DS-1350)
  • Birth Abroad Certification (FS-545)
  • State, County, Municipal Authority or Territory of US Birth Certificate
  • Native American tribal employment document
  • US Citizen ID Card (I-179)
  • Resident Citizen ID Card (I-179)
  • Employment authorization issued by the Department of Homeland Security

*A Social Security card without one of the following restrictions:
1. Not valid for employment
2. Valid only for working with INS authorization
3. Valid only for working with DHS authorization

A lawful permanent resident

If you are a lawful permanent resident, bring the following document(s) in Option 1 or Option 2 on your first day of work.

Option 1
Choose 1 document
  • Permanent resident card or alien registration receipt card (I-551)
  • Printed passport with temporary I-551 stamp or printed notation on a MRIV
Or
Option 2
Choose 1 document from each column (2 total documents)
  • Driver's license or state-issued ID card
  • ID card issued by federal, state or local government agencies
  • School ID card with a photograph
  • Voter's registration card
  • US Military card or draft record
  • Military dependent's ID card
  • US Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card
  • Native American tribal identity document
  • Driver's license issued by the Canadian government
Under Age 18
  • School record or report card
  • Clinic, doctor or hospital record
  • Day-care or nursery school record
 
and
  • Social Security Card*
  • Native American tribal employment document
  • Employment authorization issued by the Department of Homeland Security

*A Social Security card without one of the following restrictions:
1. Not valid for employment
2. Valid only for working with INS authorization
3. Valid only for working with DHS authorization

An alien authorized to work

If you are an alien authorized to work, bring the following document(s) in Option 1 or Option 2 on your first day of work.

Option 1
Choose 1 document
  • Employment Authorization Document that contains a photograph (Form I-766)
  • Foreign passport with arrival/departure record (I-94)
  • Passport from the Federal States of Micronesia or Republic of Marshall Islands (I-94 or I-94A)
Or
Option 2
Choose 1 document from each column (2 total documents)
  • Driver's license or state-issued ID card
  • ID card issued by federal, state or local government agencies
  • School ID card with a photograph
  • Voter's registration card
  • US Military card or draft record
  • Military dependent's ID card
  • US Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card
  • Native American tribal identity document
  • Driver's license issued by the Canadian government
Under Age 18
  • School record or report card
  • Clinic, doctor or hospital record
  • Day-care or nursery school record
 
and
  • Social Security Card*
  • Native American tribal employment document
  • Employment authorization issued by the Department of Homeland Security

*A Social Security card without one of the following restrictions:
1. Not valid for employment
2. Valid only for working with INS authorization
3. Valid only for working with DHS authoriziation

A noncitizen national of the United States

If you are a noncitizen national of the United States, bring the following document(s) in Option 1 or Option 2 on your first day of work.

Option 1
U.S. Passport or Passport Card
Or
Option 2
Choose 1 document from each column (2 total documents)
  • Driver's license or state-issued ID card
  • ID card issued by federal, state or local government agencies
  • School ID card with a photograph
  • Voter's registration card
  • US Military card or draft record
  • Military dependent's ID card
  • US Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card
  • Native American tribal identity document
  • Driver's license issued by the Canadian government
Under Age 18
  • School record or report card
  • Clinic, doctor or hospital record
  • Day-care or nursery school record
 
and
  • Social Security Card*
  • Birth Certificate (DS-1350)
  • Birth Abroad Certification (FS-545)
  • State, County, Municipal Authority or Territory of US Birth Certificate
  • Native American tribal employment document
  • US Citizen ID Card (I-179)
  • Resident Citizen ID Card (I-179)
  • Employment authorization issued by the Department of Homeland Security

*A Social Security card without one of the following restrictions:
1. Not valid for employment
2. Valid only for working with INS authorization
3. Valid only for working with DHS authorization

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