The new U.S. Passport Card may now be used as a "List A" document in the Employment Eligibility Verification form (I-9) process. The Passport Card may be presented by newly hired employees to verify identity and show work authorized status when completing the Form I-9.

California employers should ensure that they are familiar with all acceptable documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and should not require employees to present specific forms of identification when filling out an I-9 form. California employers should also maintain I-9 forms in a separate file for easy reference.