New Hampshire State Immigration Laws
Welcome to FindLaw's coverage of existing New Hampshire legislation and rules related to individuals' immigration status. Below you will find information on what, if any, rules New Hampshire has regarding immigration checks by law enforcement, educational institutions, and employers, as well as the existence of E-Verify requirements, restrictions on public benefits based on an individual's immigration status, and more.
Law Enforcement and Immigration in New Hampshire
Under a federal program called "Secure Communities," all arrestees are fingerprinted and run through a federal database which checks their criminal record and immigration status.
Employment & Immigration
Refer to federal employment eligibility verification rules and the requirements for Form I-9.
New Hampshire E-Verify Requirements
No E-Verify requirement.
Driver's License/ID Requirements
Must present an original or certified copy of birth certificate, valid U.S. passport, military ID or valid out-of-state license/identification, plus one of the following documents: Social Security card, marriage certificate, military discharge papers, military ID card, divorce decree or valid school ID with photo.
Also must show proof of New Hampshire residency (property tax bill, payroll check, utility bill, etc.).
Public Benefits Restrictions
Under federal law, illegal immigrants are prohibited from receiving most public benefits. However, they are allowed to receive emergency services, health care and other programs that have been deemed "necessary to protect life and safety."
Voting ID Rules
No voter identification requirement.
Housing Ordinances and Immigration
- Know Your Rights - Guide to protecting yourself and your family during immigration raids (PDF, CASA of Maryland and other organizations)
- Immigration and the Granite State - Historical information about immigration in New Hampshire (N.H. Historical Society)
Contact a qualified immigration attorney to help you get the best results possible.