A class of admission listed as “CFA/PAL” indicates a citizen of Palau admitted under the Compact between the U. These workers will need to present a valid Employment Authorization Document or other acceptable evidence from List A, or Lists B and C.Citizens of the FSM and the RMI admitted under the Compacts are eligible to work in the United States indefinitely.The appointment and termination of FSM can be done via the e FSM portal.
These three countries are sometimes referred to collectively as the “Freely Associated States.” Citizens of the FSM, the RMI, and Palau are not citizens or nationals of the U. The instructions for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, state that the term “noncitizen national of the United States” includes “certain former citizens of the former Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.” This refers to a very small group of persons living in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in 1986 who chose voluntarily to give up their new U. Under the terms of their respective Compacts of Free Association with the United States, citizens of the FSM, the RMI, and Palau are eligible to work in the United States as nonimmigrants for an unlimited length of time. Citizens of the FSM, the RMI, and Palau admitted under the Compacts are all eligible to work in the United States indefinitely.
Nevertheless, reverification may still apply if the individual presents a List A or List C document that contains an expiration date, such as an Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766), for Form I-9.
Most E-Verify Tentative Nonconfirmations received by citizens of the FSM, the RMI, and Palau are a result of name and date of birth mismatches in E-Verify.
Requesting such documentation based on an individual’s citizenship status or national origin may violate the Immigration and Nationality Act’s anti-discrimination provision. Under the terms of the current Compact of Free Association between Palau and the United States, however, citizens of Palau cannot present an unexpired Palauan passport with a Form I-94 or I-94A for Form I-9 purposes.
Citizens of the FSM and the RMI may present the following documents for Form I-9 purposes: Citizens of the FSM, the RMI, and Palau, like all employees, must be allowed to choose which document(s) they want to present from the Lists of Acceptable Documents to establish their identity and work authorization.