Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Form I-9, Employment
Eligibility Verification
Anti-Discrimination Notice. It is illegal to discriminate against
any individual (other than an alien not authorized to work in the
U.S.) in hiring, discharging, or recruiting or referring for a fee
because of that individual's national origin or citizenship status. It
is illegal to discriminate against work eligible individuals.
Employers CANNOT specify which document(s) they will accept
from an employee. The refusal to hire an individual because the
documents presented have a future expiration date may also
constitute illegal discrimination.
All employees, citizens and noncitizens, hired after November
6, 1986 and working in the United States must complete a
Form I-9.
OMB No. 1615-0047; Expires 06/30/09
Preparer/Translator Certification. The Preparer/Translator
Certification must be completed if Section 1 is prepared by a
person other than the employee. A preparer/translator may be
used only when the employee is unable to complete Section 1
on his/her own. However, the employee must still sign
Section 1 personally.
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Please read all instructions carefully before completing this form.
Instructions
When Should the Form I-9 Be Used?
What Is the Purpose of This Form?
The purpose of this form is to document that each new
employee (both citizen and non-citizen) hired after November
6, 1986 is authorized to work in the United States.
Section 2, Employer:
For the purpose of completing this
form, the term "employer" means all employers including
those recruiters and referrers for a fee who are agricultural
associations, agricultural employers or farm labor contractors.
Filling Out the Form I-9
document(s) within three business days, they must present a
receipt for the application of the document(s) within three
business days and the actual document(s) within ninety (90)
days. However, if employers hire individuals for a duration of
less than three business days, Section 2 must be completed at
the time employment begins. Employers must record:
Section 1, Employee: This part of the form must be
completed at the time of hire, which is the actual beginning of
employment. Providing the Social Security number is
voluntary, except for employees hired by employers
participating in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility
Verification Program (E-Verify). The employer is
responsible for ensuring that Section 1 is timely and
properly completed.
1. Document title;
2. Issuing authority;
3. Document number;
4. Expiration date, if any; and
5. The date employment begins.
Employers must sign and date the certification. Employees
must present original documents. Employers may, but are not
required to, photocopy the document(s) presented. These
photocopies may only be used for the verification process and
must be retained with the Form I-9. However, employers are
still responsible for completing and retaining the Form I-9.
Employers must complete Section 2 by examining evidence
of identity and employment eligibility within three (3)
business days of the date employment begins. If employees
are authorized to work, but are unable to present the required
Section 3, Updating and Reverification: Employers must
complete Section 3 when updating and/or reverifying the Form
I-9. Employers must reverify employment eligibility of their
employees on or before the expiration date recorded in Section
1. Employers CANNOT specify which document(s) they will
accept from an employee.
B. If an employee is rehired within three (3) years of the
date this form was originally completed and the
employee is still eligible to be employed on the same
basis as previously indicated on this form (updating),
complete Block B and the signature block.
C. If an employee is rehired within three (3) years of the
date this form was originally completed and the
employee's work authorization has expired or if a
current employee's work authorization is about to
expire (reverification), complete Block B and:
A. If an employee's name has changed at the time this
form is being updated/reverified, complete Block A.
1. Examine any document that reflects that the
employee is authorized to work in the U.S. (see
List A or C);
2. Record the document title, document number and
expiration date (if any) in Block C, and
3. Complete the signature block.
EMPLOYERS MUST RETAIN COMPLETED FORM I-9
PLEASE DO NOT MAIL COMPLETED FORM I-9 TO ICE OR USCIS
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USCIS Forms and Information
What Is the Filing Fee?
There is no associated filing fee for completing the Form I-9.
This form is not filed with USCIS or any government agency.
The Form I-9 must be retained by the employer and made
available for inspection by U.S. Government officials as
specified in the Privacy Act Notice below.
The authority for collecting this information is the
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Pub. L. 99-603
(8 USC 1324a).
Privacy Act Notice
This information is for employers to verify the eligibility of
individuals for employment to preclude the unlawful hiring, or
recruiting or referring for a fee, of aliens who are not
authorized to work in the United States.
This information will be used by employers as a record of
their basis for determining eligibility of an employee to work
in the United States. The form will be kept by the employer
and made available for inspection by officials of U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Labor
and Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair
Employment Practices.
Submission of the information required in this form is
voluntary. However, an individual may not begin employment
unless this form is completed, since employers are subject to
civil or criminal penalties if they do not comply with the
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
We try to create forms and instructions that are accurate, can
be easily understood and which impose the least possible
burden on you to provide us with information. Often this is
difficult because some immigration laws are very complex.
Accordingly, the reporting burden for this collection of
information is computed as follows: 1) learning about this
form, and completing the form, 9 minutes; 2) assembling and
filing (recordkeeping) the form, 3 minutes, for an average of
12 minutes per response. If you have comments regarding the
accuracy of this burden estimate, or suggestions for making
this form simpler, you can write to: U.S. Citizenship and
Immigration Services, Regulatory Management Division, 111
Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., 3rd Floor, Suite 3008,
Washington, DC 20529. OMB No. 1615-0047.
Paperwork Reduction Act
A blank Form I-9 may be reproduced, provided both sides are
copied. The Instructions must be available to all employees
completing this form. Employers must retain completed Forms
I-9 for three (3) years after the date of hire or one (1) year
after the date employment ends, whichever is later.
Photocopying and Retaining the Form I-9
The Form I-9 may be signed and retained electronically, as
authorized in Department of Homeland Security regulations
at 8 CFR 274a.2.
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Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Form I-9, Employment
Eligibility Verification
OMB No. 1615-0047; Expires 06/30/09
Please read instructions carefully before completing this form. The instructions must be available during completion of this form.
ANTI-DISCRIMINATION NOTICE: It is illegal to discriminate against work eligible individuals. Employers CANNOT
specify which document(s) they will accept from an employee. The refusal to hire an individual because the documents have a
future expiration date may also constitute illegal discrimination.
Section 1. Employee Information and Verification. To be completed and signed by employee at the time employment begins.
Print Name: Last First Middle Initial
Maiden Name
Address (Street Name and Number)
Apt. # Date of Birth (month/day/year)
StateCity Zip Code Social Security #
A lawful permanent resident (Alien #) A
A citizen or national of the United States
I am aware that federal law provides for
imprisonment and/or fines for false statements or
use of false documents in connection with the
completion of this form.
An alien authorized to work until
(Alien # or Admission #)
Employee's Signature
Date (month/day/year)
Preparer and/or Translator Certification. (To be completed and signed if Section 1 is prepared by a person other than the employee.) I attest, under
penalty of perjury, that I have assisted in the completion of this form and that to the best of my knowledge the information is true and correct.
Address (Street Name and Number, City, State, Zip Code)
Print NamePreparer's/Translator's Signature
Date (month/day/year)
Section 2. Employer Review and Verification. To be completed and signed by employer. Examine one document from List A OR
examine one document from List B and one from List C, as listed on the reverse of this form, and record the title, number and
expiration date, if any, of the document(s).
ANDList B List CORList A
Document title:
Issuing authority:
Document #:
Expiration Date (if any):
Document #:
Expiration Date (if any):
and that to the best of my knowledge the employee is eligible to work in the United States. (State
(month/day/year)
employment agencies may omit the date the employee began employment.)
CERTIFICATION - I attest, under penalty of perjury, that I have examined the document(s) presented by the above-named employee, that
the above-listed document(s) appear to be genuine and to relate to the employee named, that the employee began employment on
Print Name TitleSignature of Employer or Authorized Representative
Date (month/day/year)Business or Organization Name and Address (Street Name and Number, City, State, Zip Code)
B. Date of Rehire (month/day/year) (if applicable)A. New Name (if applicable)
C. If employee's previous grant of work authorization has expired, provide the information below for the document that establishes current employment eligibility.
Document #: Expiration Date (if any):Document Title:
Section 3. Updating and Reverification. To be completed and signed by employer.
l attest, under penalty of perjury, that to the best of my knowledge, this employee is eligible to work in the United States, and if the employee presented
document(s), the document(s) l have examined appear to be genuine and to relate to the individual.
Date (month/day/year)Signature of Employer or Authorized Representative
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I attest, under penalty of perjury, that I am (check one of the following):
For persons under age 18 who
are unable to present a
document listed above:
LISTS OF ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS
LIST A LIST B LIST C
2. Permanent Resident Card or Alien
Registration Receipt Card (Form
I-551)
7. Unexpired employment
authorization document issued by
DHS (other than those listed under
List A)
1. Driver's license or ID card issued by
a state or outlying possession of the
United States provided it contains a
photograph or information such as
name, date of birth, gender, height,
eye color and address
1. U.S. Social Security card issued by
the Social Security Administration
(other than a card stating it is not
valid for employment)
9. Driver's license issued by a Canadian
government authority
1. U.S. Passport (unexpired or expired)
2. Certification of Birth Abroad
issued by the Department of State
(Form FS-545 or Form DS-1350)
3. An unexpired foreign passport with a
temporary I-551 stamp
4. An unexpired Employment
Authorization Document that contains
a photograph
(Form I-766, I-688, I-688A, I-688B)
3. Original or certified copy of a birth
certificate issued by a state,
county, municipal authority or
outlying possession of the United
States bearing an official seal
3. School ID card with a photograph
5. An unexpired foreign passport with
an unexpired Arrival-Departure
Record, Form I-94, bearing the same
name as the passport and containing
an endorsement of the alien's
nonimmigrant status, if that status
authorizes the alien to work for the
employer
6. Military dependent's ID card
4. Native American tribal document
7. U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner
Card
5. U.S. Citizen ID Card (Form I-197)
8. Native American tribal document
6. ID Card for use of Resident
Citizen in the United States (Form
I-179)
10. School record or report card
11. Clinic, doctor or hospital record
12. Day-care or nursery school record
Illustrations of many of these documents appear in Part 8 of the Handbook for Employers (M-274)
2. ID card issued by federal, state or
local government agencies or
entities, provided it contains a
photograph or information such as
name, date of birth, gender, height,
eye color and address
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4. Voter's registration card
5. U.S. Military card or draft record
Documents that Establish Both
Identity and Employment
Eligibility
Documents that Establish
Identity
Documents that Establish
Employment Eligibility
OR
AND
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