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North Dakota State Immigration Laws

Welcome to FindLaw's coverage of existing North Dakota legislation and rules related to individuals' immigration status. Below you will find information on what, if any, rules North Dakota 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 North Dakota

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.

North Dakota E-Verify Requirements

No E-Verify requirement.

Driver's License/ID Requirements

Must present proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residence, valid Social Security number and proof of birthdate.

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."

Education Checks


Voting ID Rules

Must present non-photo ID (official form of identification issued by the state, a tribal government or as prescribed by the secretary of state).

Housing Ordinances and Immigration


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