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Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification

Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification



The Employment Eligibility Verification Form, also known as the I-9, is a form used by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for identifying whether an employee is allowed to work in the United States.  

First you must obtain the I-9 form from the Citizenship and Immigration Service, which can be accessed on their website or obtained in a local branch of the agency.  In this case we will be using the example provided from the USCIS website.
Once you have the I-9 form, you must read through all of the instructions before the form can be filled out. 

After reading through the instructions, begin to fill out the necessary information on the Employment Eligibility Verification form.  

1. Section 1 requires your basic identification and residency information.

2. You must provide your name, your social security number, your current address, date of birth, and your residency status. 

If you require an interpretor or translator in filling out the form, they are required to certify they properly informed the employee of the form's requirements.  

In section 2, the employer is required to state the forms of identification that the employee is providing which will be sent in with your I-9 form. 

3. The I-9 requires either one form of identification from list A or two forms of identification from lists B and C.

4. You must specifically list in section 2 the identifying documents that are being submitted, along with a photocopy of each document of identification.  

Once completed, the employer must certify the documents were collected and that they appear to be legitimate.  

Section 3 allows the employer to update the I-9 form should an employee change his or her name, be rehired, or if the worker's status should change during employment.  

5. Once completed, the employer must keep the I-9 form and the photocopy of the identification documents for a period of 3 years, in which they may be reviewed by the USCIS.  

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