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Examples of Completed Form I-9 for Stanford

To learn about recent changes to the federal Form I-9 and the university’s verification processes, see the news page Updated Employment Verification Process and Form I-9.

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 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.

Stanford 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

Though the visa and passport are similar in appearance, the visa document has “VISA” printed on the top left corner and is not on the list of acceptable documents. Please ensure that a visa is not submitted in place of a passport.

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

List B: Driver's License + List C: Social Security Card
List B: Driver's License + List C: Birth Certificate

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, high school 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

List B: Driver's License + List C: Social Security Card

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

Passport from FSM or RMI, with Form I-94 (List A)

Example of Completed Form I-9 for a non-U.S. Citizen Authorized to Work

List A: Foreign Passport + Form I-94 and an I-20 with F-1 Status
List A: Foreign Passport + Form I-94 and a DS-2019 with J-1 Status
List A: Foreign Passport + Form I-94 with TN/E/O/H-1B Status
List A: Employment Authorization Card (EAD Card)
List A: Foreign Passport + Form I-94, DS-2019 and Employment Approval Form with J-1 Student Status

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


A continuing Stanford employee with expiring work authorization documents must be re-verified when new documents are received, and before the existing documents expire.

Commonly Presented Document Types

The following examples illustrate properly updated Form I-9s for commonly presented document types. Please submit a printed copy of Page 2, containing the employee ID with the Employee Info and Section 3 completed. This is not a complete list of documents. Contact the I-9 Compliance Specialist if you need assistance completing the form by submitting a support request.

I-9 Examples Based on Document Type Used to Substantiate Continued Work:
Passport, I-94, I-20
Passport, I-94, DS-2019
Work Permit 
Passport with I-94 Indicating TN/E-3/O-1/H-1B/L-1 Status
Employment Authorization Card (EAD Card)

Updated employment authorization documents must be presented by the employee for I-9 reverification prior to the expiration of the current documents or employment must cease. US passports, Permanent Resident cards, List B identity documents; and List C documents without expiration dates do not need reverification.


In some cases, those applying for the extension of the current status or replacement of a lost document may submit documents for temporary work authorization while their application is pending, as long as it was filed in time.

Examples of these extensions are as follows:

  • H-1B and O-1 change of employer or extension pending: I-797C receipt notice for 240-day validity.
  • Most EAD categories must have the card in hand for use as work authorization. However, certain limited EAD card categories may extend with an I-797C receipt notice for 540-day or 180-day validity. Refer to the list of eligible categories for details.
  • Permanent Resident card (green card) extension pending: I-551 stamp in passport or I-797C receipt notice for I-751 filing for one-year validity.
  • Any acceptable document that is lost or stolen: Receipt for application to replace a lost or stolen document for 90-day validity.
  • This extension does not apply to expired documents or original documents that were never received.

Individuals moving from one visa status to another, such as an F-1 OPT or F-1 STEM OPT student moving to H1-B status, must have received the newly approved visa or status documentation before expiration of their current visa.

Conditional Permanent Residents

If an employee submitted a green card with an expiration date of two years from the date of issue (conditional permanent residents), they do not require reverification if employment was continuous. In other words, permanent resident cards are List A documents that should not be reverified. (Cited from the USCIS Handbook for Employers.) 

Last Updated: Jun 14, 2024


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