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Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Compliance

A basic overview of the Form is provided here. If you have further inquiries as to the application process or whether or not this is the correct route for your needs, please don't hesitate to contact us.


Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. It is required that all U.S. employers properly complete a Form I-9 for each individual they hire, including both citizens and noncitizens. Both employees and employers (or their authorized representatives) must complete the form.

On the Form I-9, employees must attest to their employment authorizations. An employee must also present his or her employer with acceptable documents providing evidence of the employee's identity and employment authorization. The employer must examine the worker's employment eligibility and identity documents to determine whether they appear genuine and to relate to the employee in recording the document information on the Form I-9. 

Employers must retain Form I-9 for a designated period and allow inspection by authorized government officers. State agencies may also use Form I-9 as well as some agricultural recruiters and referrers for a fee.

Acceptable documents for Form I-9 may be found here.


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