Accurate completion of Form I-9 is a key component of compliance. All relevant fields of the form must be fully completed and the document's submission accurately recorded. The examples below illustrate properly completed, printed I-9s for commonly presented document types. This is not a complete list of documents. Please consult with the I-9 Compliance Specialist if you need assistance completing the form.

Employees may present a single document from List A of Form I-9 or one document each from List B and List C.

Image of I-9 document combination from USCIS - List A: documents that establish identity and employment authorization; List B: documents that establish identity; List C: documents that establish employment authorization

Employers may not specify what documents an employee must submit. Employees must be allowed to present any valid combination of documents listed on Form I-9.

  1. Start by selecting the citizenship or U.S. employment-authorized immigration status indicated by the employee
  2. Select the document types presented
  3. Select Section 1 and/or Section 2 to see the examples of a completed Form I-9

Example of Completed Form I-9 for a Citizen of the United States

All minors under 18 years of age who are employed in the state of California are subject to California's child labor protections and must have a permit to work. If your employee is under Age 18, please submit a work permit, HS diploma or Stanford ID in addition to the Form I-9 documents to remain in compliance.

Example of Completed Form I-9 for a Lawful Permanent Resident

Example of Completed Form I-9 for A Noncitizen National of the United States

Example of Completed Form I-9 for An Alien Authorized to Work

If the employee provides a Social Security card, it must be unrestricted. A card that includes any of the following restrictions is not an acceptable List C document:

          •  NOT VALID FOR EMPLOYMENT
          •  VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH INS AUTHORIZATION
          •  VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH DHS AUTHORIZATION

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