Acceptable Documents for I-9

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Since 1986, employers have been required to complete the I-9 Form for each new hire to verify the person’s identity and work eligibility, and then keep the form on file. In 2013, the I-9 Form got a much anticipated facelift. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new version of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form, which employers were required to start using on May 7, 2013.

According to the USCIS, the new form “makes several improvements designed to minimize the errors in form completion.”

Employers may provide a single document from List A or one each from List B and List C. For more details or assistance, call the USCIS Business Liaison hotline at (800) 357-2099.

List AFor Identity and Employment Eligibility:

  1. U.S. passport or 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 notat...(register to read more)

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