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Are you undocumented, a resident or a citizen? These are the documents you should always have with you

Are you undocumented, a resident or a citizen? These are the documents you should always have with you

The Trump administration has tightened immigration policy. Authorities can ask for your papers at any time. These are the documents you can show to demonstrate that you are in the country legally or what you should show if you are here undocumented.


IF YOU ARE UNDOCUMENTED
In cases where the authorities detain you or ask for identification, these are the papers you should present.

IF YOU HAVE LEGAL STATUS
These documents show that a person resides legally in the United States.

IF YOU ARE UNDOCUMENTED
Ejemplo de autorización de empleo

1

Individual or families without documents

All undocumented immigrants have the right to present proof of identification .

Documents you can present:

Ejemplo de autorización de empleo

Undocumented: any valid identification (driver's license, municipal ID card...)

Documents that must be up to date and readily available:

Ejemplo de otro documento

Passports

Ejemplo de otro documento

Consular ID card

Recommendations in case of arrest:

  • Never present false documents.
  • Memorize the phone number of your attorney or a family member.
  • If you don’t have a lawyer, memorize the phone number of an organization that helps immigrants. You can find one using this search tool.
  • Don’t sign any official document.
Ejemplo de autorización de empleo

2

Families with mixed status:

Families where some are undocumented and the children are legally in the country.

Documents that can be presented:

Pasaporte válido

For undocumented: any valid document that identifies you (driving license, municipal ID card ...)

Certificado de nacimiento

For family members born in the US who are minors: birth certificate.

Documents that must be up to date and readily available:

Ejemplo de otro documento

Passports

Ejemplo de otro documento

Consular ID card

Ejemplo de otro documento

School ID

Recommendations in case of arrest:

  • Never present false documents.
  • Memorize the phone number of your attorney or a family member.
  • If you don’t have a lawyer, memorize the phone number of an organization that helps immigrants. You can find one using this search tool.
  • Don’t sign any official document.
IF YOU HAVE LEGAL STATUS

1

Citizens

Those born in the US, or the children of naturalized foreigners.

Documents that must be shown:

Ejemplo de licencia de manejo

Drivers’ license

Ejemplo de tarjeta de identificación

Official ID card

These state documents can be requested from the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) in each state.

Other document that can be shown:

Ejemplo de otro documento

Any ID from a federal agency and/or the military

Ejemplo de otro documento

US passport

Ejemplo de otro documento

Passport card

2

Permanent Residents

Persons who have been granted a “Green Card.”

Documents that can be shown:

Ejemplo de Green Card

Green Card

Card showing proof that a foreigner is authorized to live in the US.

Other documents that can be shown:

Ejemplo de otro documento

Drivers license

Ejemplo de otro documento

Official ID card

Ejemplo de otro documento

Valid passport from your country

3

Temporary Visas

Individuals who have been granted a temporary visa to remain legally in the U.S. and, in some cases, to work or study.

Documents that can be presented:

Ejemplo de otro documento

Driver's license

Ejemplo de otro documento

Official ID card

Ejemplo de otro documento

Passport with visa

4

Refugees and asylum seekers

Permission to remain in the United States for people who have been persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality or politics.

Documents that can be presented:

Ejemplo de autorización de empleo

Work authorization

Other documents that can be presented:

Ejemplo de otro documento

Driver's license

Ejemplo de otro documento

Official ID card

Ejemplo de otro documento

Passport

5

Temporary Protection Status (TPS)

Temporary humanitarian aid granted to citizens of the following countries: El Salvador, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Liberia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Sierra Leone, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Yemen.

Documents that can be presented:

Ejemplo de autorización de empleo

Work authorization

The DHS Secretary may designate a country to TPS because of the following temporary conditions:

  • Armed conflict in progress
  • Natural disaster or epidemic
  • Other extraordinary temporary conditions

Other documents that may be submitted:

Ejemplo de otro documento

Driver's license

Ejemplo de otro documento

Official ID card

Ejemplo de otro documento

Passport

6

Undocumented youth covered by DACA

Program that curbs the temporary deportation of immigrants who entered the U.S. as children. They are known as Dreamers.

Documents that can be presented:

Ejemplo de autorización de empleo

Work authorization

Other documents that can be presented:

Ejemplo de otro documento

Driver's license

Ejemplo de otro documento

Official ID card

With the collaboration of Jorge Cancino.
Sources: USCIS and Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

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