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USCIS I-9 verification

USCIS I-9 verification


USCIS I-9 verification

  • Paper: Letter (8.5in x 11in)
  • Copies to print: 6
  • Newly hired employees must complete and sign section 1, no later than the first day of employment.
  • The employee must also present acceptable documents evidencing identity and employment authorization to the employer.
  • The employer examines the employment eligibility and identity document(s) that the employee presents to determine whether the document(s) are genuine.
  • The employer then fills in section 2 relating to the documents provided by the employee.
    • Section 1 should never be completed before the employee accepts a job offer.
    • The list of acceptable documents can be found on the last page of the form.
    • Don't send completed form to USCIS or Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
    • Form I-9 must be retained and stored by the employer either for three years after the date of hire or for one year after employment is terminated, whichever is later.
    • To verify an employee's identity and to establish that the worker is eligible to accept employment in the United States.

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