Tips for Recording Driver`s License Info on Form I-9

The USCIS has published detailed information and examples of driver’s licenses and ID cards issued by states that participate in the Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE) program. The goal is to reduce the number of Tentative Non-confirmations (TNCs) caused by data entry mistakes.

While each fact sheet includes examples of several types of driver’s licenses and ID cards, not every version is shown and older versions may be valid.

Important

You are not required to send us List B and List C documents. In fact, if you have fully and correctly described the documents in Section 2, we don’t want them!

  • When describing the driver’s license in Section 2, always note whether it is a license or ID card. Describing it incorrectly can produce a TNC;
  • Document numbers can be letters and numbers, between eight and 14 characters, with no special characters. Always confirm that the document number recorded on the employee’s Form I-9 matches the number on the employee’s document.
  • If there is an expiration date, include it. If there is no expiration date (ex.  some AZ ID cards), write “No expiration” or similar.