Instructions for Form I-9,
Employment Eligibility Verification
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
USCIS
Form I-9
OMB No. 1615-0047
Expires 10/31/2022
Employers must complete Form I-9 to document verification of the identity and employment authorization of each new
employee (both citizen and noncitizen) hired after November 6, 1986, to work in the United States. In the Commonwealth of the
Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), employers must complete Form I-9 to document verification of the identity and employment
authorization of each new employee (both citizen and noncitizen) hired after November 27, 2011.
What is the Purpose of This Form?
Anti-Discrimination Notice. It is illegal to discriminate against work-authorized individuals in hiring, firing, recruitment or
referral for a fee, or in the employment eligibility verification (Form I-9 and E-Verify) process based on that individual's
citizenship status, immigration status or national origin. Employers CANNOT specify which document(s) the employee may
present to establish employment authorization. The employer must allow the employee to choose the documents to be presented
from the Lists of Acceptable Documents, found on the last page of Form I-9. The refusal to hire or continue to employ an
individual because the documentation presented has a future expiration date may also constitute illegal discrimination. For more
information, contact the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) in the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division at
https://www.justice.gov/ier.
General Instructions
Both employers and employees are responsible for completing their respective sections of Form I-9. 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, as defined in section 3 of the Migrant and Seasonal
Agricultural Worker Protection Act, Public Law 97-470 (29 U.S.C. 1802). An “employee” is a person who performs labor or
services in the United States for an employer in return for wages or other remuneration.
The term “Employee” does not include
those who do not receive any form of remuneration (volunteers), independent contractors or those engaged in certain casual
domestic employment.
Form I-9 has three sections. Employees complete Section 1. Employers complete Section 2 and, when
applicable, Section 3. Employers may be fined if the form is not properly completed. See 8 USC § 1324a and 8 CFR § 274a.10.
Individuals may be prosecuted for knowingly and willfully entering false information on the form. Employers are responsible for
retaining completed forms. Do not mail completed forms to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
These instructions will assist you in properly completing Form I-9. The employer must ensure that all pages of the instructions
and Lists of Acceptable Documents are available, either in print or electronically, to all employees completing this form. When
completing the form on a computer, the English version of the form includes specific instructions for each field and drop-down
lists for universally used abbreviations and acceptable documents. To access these instructions, move the cursor over each field
or click on the question mark symbol ( ) within the field. Employers and employees can also access this full set of
instructions at any time by clicking the Instructions button at the top of each page when completing the form on a computer that
is connected to the Internet.
Employers and employees may choose to complete any or all sections of the form on paper or using a computer, or a
combination of both. Forms I-9 obtained from the USCIS website are not considered electronic Forms I-9 under DHS
regulations and, therefore, cannot be electronically signed. Therefore, regardless of the method you used to enter information
into each field, you must print a hard copy of the form, then sign and date the hard copy by hand where required.
Employers can obtain a blank copy of Form I-9 from the USCIS website at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9. This form is in portable
document format (.pdf) that is fillable and savable. That means that you may download it, or simply print out a blank copy to
enter information by hand. You may also request paper Forms I-9 from USCIS.
Certain features of Form I-9 that allow for data entry on personal computers may make the form appear to be more than two
pages. When using a computer, Form I-9 has been designed to print as two pages. Using more than one preparer and/or
translator will add an additional page to the form, regardless of your method of completion. You are not required to print, retain
or store the page containing the Lists of Acceptable Documents.
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Entering Your Employee Information
You, the employee, must complete each field in Section 1 as described below. Newly hired employees must complete and sign
Section 1 no later than the first day of employment. Section 1 should never be completed before you have accepted a job offer.
Completing Section I: Employee Information and Attestation
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Last Name (Family Name): Enter your full legal last name. Your last name is your family name or surname. If you have two
last names or a hyphenated last name, include both names in the Last Name field. Examples of correctly entered last names
include: De La Cruz, O’Neill, Garcia Lopez, Smith-Johnson, Nguyen. If you only have one name, enter it in this field, then
enter “Unknown” in the First Name field. You may not enter “Unknown” in both the Last Name field and the First Name field.
First Name (Given Name): Enter your full legal first name. Your first name is your given name. Some examples of correctly
entered first names include: Jessica, John-Paul, Tae Young, D’Shaun, Mai. If you only have one name, enter it in the Last
Name field, then enter “Unknown” in this field. You may not enter “Unknown” in both the First Name field and the Last Name
field.
Middle Initial: Your middle initial is the first letter of your second given name, or the first letter of your middle name, if any.
If you have more than one middle name, enter the first letter of your first middle name. If you do not have a middle name, enter
N/A in this field.
Other Last Names Used: Provide all other last names used, if any (e.g., maiden name). Enter N/A if you have not used other
last names. For example, if you legally changed your last name from Smith to Jones, you should enter the name Smith in this
field.
Address (Street Name and Number): Enter the street name and number of the current address of your residence. If you are a
border commuter from Canada or Mexico, you may enter your Canada or Mexico address in this field. If your residence does
not have a physical address, enter a description of the location of your residence, such as “3 miles southwest of Anytown post
office near water tower.”
Apartment:
Enter the number(s) or letter(s) that identify(ies) your apartment. If you do not live in an apartment, enter N/A.
City or Town: Enter your city, town or village in this field. If your residence is not located in a city, town or village, enter your
county, township, reservation, etc., in this field. If you are a border commuter from Canada, enter your city and province in this
field. If you are a border commuter from Mexico, enter your city and state in this field.
State: Enter the abbreviation of your state or territory in this field. If you are a border commuter from Canada or Mexico, enter
your country abbreviation in this field.
ZIP Code: Enter your 5-digit ZIP code. If you are a border commuter from Canada or Mexico, enter your
5- or 6-digit postal code in this field.
Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy): Enter your date of birth as a 2-digit month, 2-digit day, and 4-digit year (mm/dd/yyyy). For
example, enter January 8, 1980 as 01/08/1980.
U.S. Social Security Number: Providing your 9-digit Social Security number is voluntary on Form I-9 unless your employer
participates in E-Verify. If your employer participates in E-Verify and:
1. You have been issued a Social Security number, you must provide it in this field; or
2. You have applied for, but have not yet received a Social Security number, leave this field blank until you receive
a Social Security number.
The form will also populate certain fields with N/A when certain user choices ensure that particular fields will not be
completed. The Print button located at the top of each page that will print any number of pages the user selects. Also, the Start
Over button located at the top of each page will clear all the fields on the form.
The Spanish version of Form I-9 does not include the additional instructions and drop-down lists described above. Employers
in Puerto Rico may use either the Spanish or English version of the form. Employers outside of Puerto Rico must retain the
English version of the form for their records, but may use the Spanish form as a translation tool.
Additional guidance to
complete the form may be found in the
Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274) and on USCIS
Form I-9 website, I-9 Central.
Employee’s E-mail Address (Optional): Providing your e-mail address is optional on Form I-9, but the field cannot be left
blank. To enter your e-mail address, use this format: name@site.domain. One reason Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
may e-mail you is if your employer uses E-Verify and DHS learns of a potential mismatch between the information provided and
the information in government records. This e-mail would contain information on how to begin to resolve the potential mismatch.
You may use either your personal or work e-mail address in this field. Enter N/A if you do not enter your e-mail address.
Employee’s Telephone Number (Optional):
Providing your telephone number is optional on Form I-9, but the field
cannot be left blank. If you enter your area code and telephone number, use this format: 000-000-0000. Enter N/A if you do
not enter your telephone number.
Attesting to Your Citizenship or Immigration Status
You must select one box to attest to your citizenship or immigration status.
1. A citizen of the United States.
2. A noncitizen national of the United States:
An individual born in American Samoa, certain former citizens of the
former Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and certain children of noncitizen nationals born abroad.
3. A lawful permanent resident:
An individual who is not a U.S. citizen and who resides in the United States under legally
recognized and lawfully recorded permanent residence as an immigrant. This term includes conditional residents. Asylees and
refugees should not select this status, but should instead select "An Alien authorized to work" below.
If you select “lawful permanent resident,” enter your 7- to 9-digit Alien Registration Number (A-Number), including the
“A,” or USCIS Number in the space provided. When completing this field using a computer, use the dropdown provided
to indicate whether you have entered an Alien Number or a USCIS Number. At this time, the USCIS Number is the same
as the A-Number without the “A” prefix.
4. An alien authorized to work: An individual who is not a citizen or national of the United States, or a lawful permanent
resident, but is authorized to work in the United States.
If you select this box, enter the date that your employment authorization expires, if any, in the space provided. In most cases,
your employment authorization expiration date is found on the document(s) evidencing your employment authorization.
Refugees, asylees and certain citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or Palau,
and other aliens whose employment authorization does not have an expiration date should enter N/A in the Expiration Date
field. In some cases, such as if you have Temporary Protected Status, your employment authorization may have been
automatically extended; in these cases, you should enter the expiration date of the automatic extension in this space.
1. Alien Registration Number (A-Number)/USCIS Number; or
2. Form I-94 Admission Number; or
3. Foreign Passport Number and the Country of Issuance.
Alien Registration Number/USCIS Number: Enter your 7- to 9-digit Alien Registration Number (A-Number),
including the “A,” or your USCIS Number in this field. At this time, the USCIS Number is the same as your
A-Number without the “A” prefix. When completing this field using a computer, use the dropdown provided to indicate
whether you have entered an Alien Number or a USCIS Number. If you do not provide an A-Number or USCIS Number,
enter N/A in this field then enter either a Form I-94 Admission Number, or a Foreign Passport and Country of Issuance in
the fields provided.
Form I-94 Admission Number: Enter your 11-digit I-94 Admission Number in this field. If you do not provide an I-94
Admission Number, enter N/A in this field, then enter either an Alien Registration Number/USCIS Number or a Foreign
Passport Number and Country of Issuance in the fields provided.
Foreign Passport Number: Enter your Foreign Passport Number in this field. If you do not provide a Foreign Passport
Number, enter N/A in this field, then enter either an Alien Number/USCIS Number or a I-94 Admission Number in the
fields provided.
Country of Issuance: If you entered your Foreign Passport Number, enter your Foreign Passport’s Country of Issuance
. If
you did not enter your Foreign Passport Number, enter N/A.
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Aliens authorized to work must enter one of the following to complete Section 1:
Your employer may not ask you to present the document from which you supplied this information.
Both you and your preparer(s) and/or translator(s) must complete the appropriate areas of Section 1, and then sign
Section 1. If Section 1 was completed on a form obtained from the USCIS website, the form must be printed to sign
these fields. You and your preparer(s) and/or translator(s) also should review the instructions for Completing the
Preparer and/or Translator Certification below.
If the employee is a minor (individual under 18) who cannot present an identity document, the employee's parent or
legal guardian can complete Section 1 for the employee and enter “minor under age 18” in the signature field. If Section
1 was completed on a form obtained from the USCIS website, the form must be printed to enter this information. The
minor's parent or legal guardian should review the instructions for Completing the Preparer and/or Translator
Certification below. Refer to the Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274)
for more
guidance on completion of Form I-9 for minors. If the minor's employer participates in E-Verify, the employee must
present a list B identity document with a photograph to complete Form I-9.
If the employee is a person with a disability (who is placed in employment by a nonprofit organization, association or as
part of a rehabilitation program) who cannot present an identity document, the employee's parent, legal guardian or a
representative of the nonprofit organization, association or rehabilitation program can complete Section 1 for the
employee and enter “Special Placement” in this field. If Section 1 was completed on a form obtained from the USCIS
website, the form must be printed to enter this information. The parent, legal guardian or representative of the nonprofit
organization, association or rehabilitation program completing Section 1 for the employee should review the
instructions for Completing the Preparer and/or Translator Certification below. Refer to the
Handbook for Employers:
Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274) for more guidance on completion of Form I-9 for certain employees with
disabilities.
If you used a preparer, translator, and other individual to assist you in completing Form I-9:
Signature of Employee: After completing Section 1, sign your name in this field. If you used a form obtained from the
USCIS website, you must print the form to sign your name in this field. By signing this form, you attest under penalty of
perjury (28 U.S.C. § 1746) that the information you provided, along with the citizenship or immigration status you selected,
and all information and documentation you provide to your employer, is complete, true and correct, and you are aware that you
may face severe penalties provided by law and may be subject to criminal prosecution for knowingly and willfully making
false statements or using false documentation when completing this form. Further, falsely attesting to U.S. citizenship may
subject employees to penalties, removal proceedings and may adversely affect an employee's ability to seek future immigration
benefits. If you cannot sign your name, you may place a mark in this field to indicate your signature. Employees who use a
preparer or translator to help them complete the form must still sign or place a mark in the Signature of Employee field on the
printed form.
Today's Date: Enter the date you signed Section 1 in this field. Do not backdate this field. Enter the date as a 2-digit month,
2-digit day and 4-digit year (mm/dd/yyyy). For example, enter January 8, 2014 as 01/08/2014. A preparer or translator who
assists the employee in completing Section 1 may enter the date the employee signed or made a mark to sign Section 1 in this
field. Parents or legal guardians assisting minors (individuals under age 18) and parents, legal guardians or representatives of a
nonprofit organization, association or rehabilitation program assisting certain employees with disabilities must enter the date
they completed Section 1 for the employee.
If you did not use a preparer or translator to assist you in completing Section 1, you, the employee, must check the box marked
I did not use a Preparer or Translator. If you check this box, leave the rest of the fields in this area blank.
If one or more preparers and/or translators assist the employee in completing the form using a computer, the preparer and/or
translator must check the box marked “A preparer(s) and/or translator(s) assisted the employee in completing Section 1”,
then select the number of Certification areas needed from the dropdown provided. Any additional Certification areas generated
will result in an additional page. The Form I-9 Supplement
, Section 1 Preparer and/or Translator Certification, can be separately
downloaded from the USCIS Form I-9 webpage, which provides additional Certification areas for those completing Form I-9
using a computer who need more Certification areas than the 5 provided or those who are completing Form I-9 on paper. The
first preparer and/or translator must complete all the fields in the Certification area on the same page the employee has signed.
There is no limit to the number of preparers and/or translators an employee can use, but each additional preparer and/or
translator must complete and sign a separate Certification area. Ensure the employee's last name, first name and middle initial
are entered at the top of any additional pages. The employer must ensure that any additional pages are retained with the
employee's completed Form I-9.
Completing the Preparer and/or Translator Certification
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Signature of Preparer or Translator: Any person who helped to prepare or translate Section 1of Form I-9 must sign his or
her name in this field. If you used a form obtained from the USCIS website, you must print the form to sign your name in this
field. The Preparer and/or Translator Certification must also be completed if “Individual under Age 18” or “Special Placement”
is entered in lieu of the employee’s signature in Section 1.
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Today's Date: The person who signs the Preparer and/or Translator Certification must enter the date he or she signs in this
field on the printed form. Do not backdate this field. Enter the date as a 2-digit month, 2-digit day, and 4-digit year (mm/dd/
yyyy). For example, enter January 8, 2014 as 01/08/2014.
Last Name (Family Name): Enter the full legal last name of the person who helped the employee in preparing or translating
Section 1 in this field. The last name is also the family name or surname. If the preparer or translator has two last names or a
hyphenated last name, include both names in this field.
First Name (Given Name): Enter the full legal first name of the person who helped the employee in preparing or translating
Section 1 in this field. The first name is also the given name.
Address (Street Name and Number): Enter the street name and number of the current address of the residence of the person
who helped the employee in preparing or translating Section 1 in this field. Addresses for residences in Canada or Mexico may
be entered in this field. If the residence does not have a physical address, enter a description of the location of the residence,
such as “3 miles southwest of Anytown post office near water tower.” If the residence is an apartment, enter the apartment
number in this field.
City or Town: Enter the city, town or village of the residence of the person who helped the employee in preparing or
translating Section 1 in this field. If the residence is not located in a city, town or village, enter the name of the county,
township, reservation, etc., in this field. If the residence is in Canada, enter the city and province in this field. If the residence is
in Mexico, enter the city and state in this field.
State: Enter the abbreviation of the state, territory or country of the preparer or translator’s residence in this field.
ZIP Code: Enter the 5-digit ZIP code of the residence of the person who helped the employee in preparing or translating
Section 1 in this field. If the preparer or translator's residence is in Canada or Mexico, enter the 5- or 6-digit postal code.
Presenting Form I-9 Documents
Within 3 business days of starting work for pay, you must present to your employer documentation that establishes your
identity and employment authorization. For example, if you begin employment on Monday, you must present documentation
on or before Thursday of that week. However, if you were hired to work for less than 3 business days, you must present
documentation no later than the first day of employment.
Choose which unexpired document(s) to present to your employer from the Lists of Acceptable Documents. An employer
cannot specify which document(s) you may present from the Lists of Acceptable Documents. You may present either one
selection from List A or a combination of one selection from List B and one selection from List C. Some List A documents,
which show both identity and employment authorization, are combination documents that must be presented together to be
considered a List A document: for example, the foreign passport together with a Form I-94 containing an endorsement of the
alien’s nonimmigrant status and employment authorization with a specific employer incident to such status. List B documents
show identity only and List C documents show employment authorization only. If your employer participates in E-Verify and
you present a List B document, the document must contain a photograph. If you present acceptable List A documentation, you
should not be asked to present, nor should you provide, List B and List C documentation. If you present acceptable List B and
List C documentation, you should not be asked to present, nor should you provide, List A documentation. If you are unable to
present a document(s) from these lists, you may be able to present an acceptable receipt. Refer to the Receipts section below.
Your employer must review the document(s) you present to complete Form I-9. If your document(s) reasonably appears to be
genuine and to relate to you, your employer must accept the documents. If your document(s) does not reasonably appear to be
genuine or to relate to you, your employer must reject it and provide you with an opportunity to present other documents from
the Lists of Acceptable Documents. Your employer may choose to make copies of your document(s), but must return the
original(s) to you. Your employer must review your documents in your physical presence.
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Your employer will complete the other parts of this form, as well as review your entries in Section 1. Your employer may ask
you to correct any errors found. Your employer is responsible for ensuring all parts of Form I-9 are properly completed and is
subject to penalties under federal law if the form is not completed correctly.
Minors (individuals under age 18) and certain employees with disabilities whose parent, legal guardian or representative
completed Section 1 for the employee are only required to present an employment authorization document from List C. Refer to
the Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274)
for more guidance on minors and certain individuals
with disabilities.
Receipts
If you do not have unexpired documentation from the Lists of Acceptable Documents, you may be able to present a receipt(s) in
lieu of an acceptable document(s). New employees who choose to present a receipt(s) must do so within three business days of
their first day of employment. If your employer is reverifying your employment authorization, and you choose to present a
receipt for reverification, you must present the receipt by the date your employment authorization expires. Receipts are not
acceptable if employment lasts fewer than three business days.
There are three types of acceptable receipts:
Receipts showing that you have applied for an initial grant of employment authorization, or for renewal of your expiring or
expired employment authorization, are not acceptable.
1. A receipt showing that you have applied to replace a document that was lost, stolen or damaged. You must present the
actual document within 90 days from the date of hire or, in the case of reverification, within 90 days from the date your
original employment authorization expires.
2. The arrival portion of Form I-94/I-94A containing a temporary I-551 stamp and a photograph of the individual. You must
present the actual Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551) by the expiration date of the temporary I-551 stamp, or, if there is
no expiration date, within 1 year from the date of admission.
3. The departure portion of Form I-94/I-94A with a refugee admission stamp. You must present an unexpired Employment
Authorization Document (Form I-766) or a combination of a List B document and an unrestricted Social Security Card
within 90 days from the date of hire or, in the case of reverification, within 90 days from the date your original employment
authorization expires.
You, the employer, must ensure that all parts of Form I-9 are properly completed and may be subject to penalties under federal
law if the form is not completed correctly. Section 1 must be completed no later than the employee’s first day of employment.
You may not ask an individual to complete Section 1 before he or she has accepted a job offer. Before completing Section 2,
you should review Section 1 to ensure the employee completed it properly. If you find any errors in Section 1, have the
employee make corrections, as necessary and initial and date any corrections made.
You may designate an authorized representative to act on your behalf to complete Section 2. An authorized representative can
be any person you designate to complete and sign Form I-9 on your behalf. You are liable for any violations in connection with
the form or the verification process, including any violations of the employer sanctions laws committed by the person
designated to act on your behalf.
You or your authorized representative must complete Section 2 by examining evidence of identity and employment
authorization within 3 business days of the employee’s first day of employment. For example, if an employee begins
employment on Monday, you must review the employee's documentation and complete Section 2 on or before Thursday of that
week. However, if you hire an individual for less than 3 business days, Section 2 must be completed no later than the first day
of employment.
Completing Section 2: Employer or Authorized Representative Review and Verification
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Entering Employee Information from Section 1
This area, titled, “Employee Info from Section 1” contains fields to enter the employee's last name, first name, middle initial
exactly as he or she entered them in Section 1. This area also includes a Citizenship/Immigration Status field to enter the
number of the citizenship or immigration status checkbox the employee selected in Section 1. These fields help to ensure that
the two pages of an employee's Form I-9 remain together. When completing Section 2 using a computer, the number entered in
the Citizenship/Immigration Status field provides drop-downs that directly relate to the employee's selected citizenship or
immigration status.
You, the employer or authorized representative, must physically examine, in the employee's physical presence, the unexpired
document(s) the employee presents from the Lists of Acceptable Documents to complete the Document fields in Section 2.
You cannot specify which document(s) an employee may present from these lists. If you discriminate in the Form I-9 process
based on an individual's citizenship status, immigration status, or national origin, you may be in violation of the law and subject
to sanctions such as civil penalties and be required to pay back pay to discrimination victims. A document is acceptable as long
as it reasonably appears to be genuine and to relate to the person presenting it. Employees must present one selection from List
A or a combination of one selection from List B and one selection from List C.
List A documents show both identity and employment authorization. Some List A documents are combination documents that
must be presented together to be considered a List A document, such as a foreign passport together with a Form I-94 containing
an endorsement of the alien’s nonimmigrant status.
List B documents show identity only, and List C documents show employment authorization only. If an employee presents a List
A document, do not ask or require the employee to present List B and List C documents, and vice versa. If an employer
participates in E-Verify and the employee presents a List B document, the List B document must include a photograph.
If an employee presents a receipt for the application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged document, the employee must present
the replacement document to you within 90 days of the first day of work for pay, or in the case of reverification, within 90 days
of the date the employee's employment authorization expired. Enter the word “Receipt” followed by the title of the receipt in
Section 2 under the list that relates to the receipt.
When your employee presents the replacement document, draw a line through the receipt, then enter the information from the
new document into Section 2. Other receipts may be valid for longer or shorter periods, such as the arrival portion of Form I-94/
I-94A containing a temporary I-551 stamp and a photograph of the individual, which is valid until the expiration date of the
temporary I-551 stamp or, if there is no expiration date, valid for one year from the date of admission.
Ensure that each document is an unexpired, original (no photocopies, except for certified copies of birth certificates) document.
Certain employees may present an expired employment authorization document, which may be considered unexpired, if the
employee's employment authorization has been extended by regulation or a Federal Register Notice. Refer to the
Handbook for
Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274) or I-9 Central for more guidance on these special situations.
Refer to the M-274 for guidance on how to handle special situations, such as students (who may present additional documents
not specified on the Lists) and H-1B and H-2A nonimmigrants changing employers.
Minors (individuals under age 18) and certain employees with disabilities whose parent, legal guardian or representative
completed Section 1 for the employee are only required to present an employment authorization document from List C. Refer to
the M-274 for more guidance on minors and certain persons with disabilities. If the minor's employer participates in E-Verify,
the minor employee also must present a List B identity document with a photograph to complete Form I-9.
You must return original document(s) to the employee, but may make photocopies of the document(s) reviewed. Photocopying
documents is voluntary unless you participate in E-Verify. E-Verify employers are only required to photocopy certain
documents. If you are an E-Verify employer who chooses to photocopy documents other than those you are required to
photocopy, you should apply this policy consistently with respect to Form I-9 completion for all employees. For more
information on the types of documents that an employer must photocopy if the employer uses E-Verify, visit E-Verify’s website
at www.everify.gov
. For non-E-Verify employers, if photocopies are made, they should be made consistently for ALL new
hires and reverified employees.
Photocopies must be retained and presented with Form I-9 in case of an inspection by DHS or another federal government
agency. You must always complete Section 2 by reviewing original documentation, even if you photocopy an employee’s
document(s) after reviewing the documentation. Making photocopies of an employee’s document(s) cannot take the place of
completing Form I-9. You are still responsible for completing and retaining Form I-9.
Entering Documents the Employee Presents
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List A - Identity and Employment Authorization: If the employee presented an acceptable document(s) from List A or an
acceptable receipt for a List A document, enter the document(s) information in this column. If the employee presented a List A
document that consists of a combination of documents, enter information from each document in that combination in a separate
area under List A as described below. All documents must be unexpired. If you enter document information in the List A
column, you should not enter document information or N/A in the List B or List C columns. If you complete Section 2 using a
computer, a selection in List A will fill all the fields in the Lists B and C columns with N/A.
Document Title: If the employee presented a document from List A, enter the title of the List A document or receipt in
this field. The abbreviations provided are available in the dropdown when the form is completed on a computer. When
completing the form on paper, you may choose to use these abbreviations or any other common abbreviation to enter the
document title or issuing authority. If the employee presented a combination of documents, use the second and third
Document Title fields as necessary.
Full name of List A Document
Abbreviations
U.S. Passport U.S. Passport
U.S. Passport Card U.S. Passport Card
Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551) Perm. Resident Card (Form I-551)
Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551)
Alien Reg. Receipt Card (Form I-551)
Foreign passport containing a temporary I-551 stamp
1. Foreign Passport
2. Temporary I-551 Stamp
Foreign passport containing a temporary I-551 printed notation on a
machine-readable immigrant visa (MRIV)
1. Foreign Passport
2. Machine-readable immigrant visa (MRIV)
Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766) Employment Auth. Document (Form I-766)
For a nonimmigrant alien authorized to work for a specific employer
because of his or her status, a foreign passport
with Form I/94/I-94A that contains an endorsement of the alien's
nonimmigrant status
1. Foreign Passport, work-authorized non-immigrant
2. Form I-94/I94A
3. Form I-20 or Form DS-2019
Note: In limited circumstances, certain J-1 students
may be required to present a letter from their
Responsible Officer in order to work. Enter the
document title, issuing authority, document number
and expiration date from this document in the
Additional Information field.
Passport from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)
with Form I-94/I-94A
1. FSM Passport with Form I-94
2. Form I-94/I94A
Passport from the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI)
with Form I-94/I94A
1. RMI Passport with Form I-94
2. Form I-94/I94A
Receipt: The arrival portion of Form I-94/I-94A containing a temporary
I-551 stamp and photograph
Receipt: Form I-94/I-94A w/I-551 stamp, photo
Receipt: The departure portion of Form I-94/I-94A
with an unexpired refugee admission stamp
Receipt: Form I-94/I-94A w/refugee stamp
Receipt for an application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged
Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551)
Receipt replacement Perm. Res. Card
(Form I-551)
Receipt for an application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged
Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766)
Receipt replacement EAD (Form I-766)
Receipt for an application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged foreign
passport with Form I-94/I-94A that contains an endorsement of the
alien's nonimmigrant status
1. Receipt:
Replacement Foreign Passport,
work-authorized nonimmigrant
2. Receipt: Replacement Form I-94/I-94A
3. Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 (if presented)
Receipt for an application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged
passport from the Federated States of Micronesia with Form I-94/I-94A
1. Receipt: Replacement FSM Passport with Form I-94
2. Receipt: Replacement Form I-94/I-94A
Receipt for an application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged
passport from the Republic of the Marshall Islands with Form I-94/
I-94A
1. Receipt: Replacement RMI Passport with Form I-94
2. Receipt: Replacement Form I-94/I-94A
Issuing Authority: Enter the issuing authority of the List A document or receipt. The issuing authority is the specific
entity that issued the document. If the employee presented a combination of documents, use the second and third Issuing
Authority fields as necessary.
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Document Number: Enter the document number, if any, of the List A document or receipt presented. If the document
does not contain a number, enter N/A in this field. If the employee presented a combination of documents, use the second
and third Document Number fields as necessary. If the document presented was a Form I-20 or DS-2019, enter the
Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) number in the third Document Number field exactly as it
appears on the Form I-20 or the DS-2019.
Expiration Date (if any) (mm/dd/yyyy): Enter the expiration date, if any, of the List A document. The document is not
acceptable if it has already expired. If the document does not contain an expiration date, enter N/A in this field. If the
document uses text rather than a date to indicate when it expires, enter the text as shown on the document, such as
“D/S” (which means, “duration of status”). For a receipt, enter the expiration date of the receipt validity period as
described above. If the employee presented a combination of documents, use the second and third Expiration Date fields
as necessary. If the document presented was a Form I-20 or DS-2019, enter the program end date here.
Document Title:
If the employee presented a document from List B, enter the title of the List B document or receipt in this
field. The abbreviations provided are available in the dropdown when the form is completed on a computer. When completing the
form on paper, you may choose to use these abbreviations or any other common abbreviations to document
the document title or
issuing authority.
Full name of List B Document Abbreviations
Driver's license issued by a State or outlying possession of the United
States
Driver's license issued by state/territory
ID card issued by a State or outlying possession of the
United States
ID card issued by state/territory
ID card issued by federal, state, or local government agencies or
entities (Note: This selection does not include the driver's license or ID
card issued by a State or outlying possession of the United States as
described in B1 of the List of Acceptable Documents.)
Government ID
School ID card with photograph School ID
Voter's registration card Voter registration card
U.S. Military card U.S. Military card
U.S. Military draft record U.S. Military draft record
Military dependent's ID card Military dependent's ID card
U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card USCG Merchant Mariner card
Native American tribal document Native American tribal document
Driver's license issued by a Canadian government authority Canadian driver's license
School record (for persons under age 18 who are unable to present a
document listed above)
School record (under age 18)
Report card (for persons under age 18 who are unable to present a
document listed above)
Report card (under age 18)
Clinic record (for persons under age 18 who are unable to present a
document listed above)
Clinic record (under age 18)
Doctor record (for persons under age 18 who are unable to present a
document listed above)
Doctor record (under age 18)
Hospital record (for persons under age 18 who are unable to present a
document listed above)
Hospital record (under age 18)
Day-care record (for persons under age 18 who are unable to present
a document listed above)
Day-care record (under age 18)
Nursery school record (for persons under age 18 who are unable to
present a document listed above)
Nursery school record (under age 18)
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List B - Identity: If the employee presented an acceptable document from List B or an acceptable receipt for the application to
replace a lost, stolen, or destroyed List B document, enter the document information in this column. If a parent or legal guardian
attested to the identity of an employee who is an individual under age 18 or certain employees with disabilities
in Section 1,
enter either "Individual under age 18" or "Special Placement" in this field. Refer to the
Handbook for Employers: Guidance for
Completing Form I-9 (M-274)
for more guidance on individuals under age 18 and certain person with disabilities.
If you enter document information in the List B column, you must also enter document information in the List C column. If an
employee presents acceptable List B and List C documents, do not ask the employees to present a List A document. If you enter
document information in List B, you should not enter document information or N/A in List A. If you complete Section 2 using a
computer, a selection in List B will fill all the fields in the List A column with N/A.
Full name of List B Document Abbreviations
Individual under age 18 endorsement by parent or guardian Individual under Age 18
Special placement endorsement for persons with disabilities Special Placement
Receipt for the application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged Driver's
License issued by a State or outlying possession of the United States
Receipt: Replacement driver's license
Receipt for the application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged ID card
issued by a State or outlying possession of the United States
Receipt: Replacement ID card
Receipt for the application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged ID card
issued by federal, state, or local government agencies or entities
Receipt: Replacement Gov't ID
Receipt for the application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged School
ID card with photograph
Receipt: Replacement School ID
Receipt for the application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged Voter's
registration card
Receipt: Replacement Voter reg. card
Receipt for the application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged U.S.
Military card
Receipt: Replacement U.S. Military card
Receipt for the application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged Military
dependent's ID card
Receipt: Replacement U.S. Military dep. card
Receipt for the application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged U.S.
Military draft record
Receipt: Replacement Military draft
record
Receipt for the application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged U.S.
Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card
Receipt: Replacement Merchant Mariner card
Receipt for the application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged Driver's
license issued by a Canadian government authority
Receipt: Replacement Canadian DL
Receipt for the application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged Native
American tribal document
Receipt: Replacement Native American
tribal doc
Receipt for the application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged School
record (for persons under age 18 who are unable to present a
document listed above)
Receipt: Replacement School record
(under age 18)
Receipt for the application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged Report
card (for persons under age 18 who are unable to present a document
listed above)
Receipt: Replacement Report card
(under age 18)
Receipt for the application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged Clinic
record (for persons under age 18 who are unable to present a
document listed above)
Receipt: Replacement Clinic record
(under age 18)
Receipt for the application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged Doctor
record (for persons under age 18 who are unable to present a
document listed above)
Receipt: Replacement Doctor record
(under age 18)
Receipt for the application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged
Hospital record (for persons under age 18 who are unable to present a
document listed above)
Receipt: Replacement Hospital record
(under age 18)
Receipt for the application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged Day-
care record (for persons under age 18 who
are unable to present a document listed above)
Receipt: Replacement Day-care record
(under age 18)
Receipt for the application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged
Nursery school record (for persons under age 18 who are unable to
present a document listed above)
Receipt: Replacement Nursery school record (under
age 18)
Issuing Authority: Enter the issuing authority of the List B document or receipt. The issuing authority is the entity that
issued the document. If the employee presented a document that is issued by a state agency, include the state as part of
the issuing authority.
Document Number: Enter the document number, if any, of the List B document or receipt exactly as it appears on the
document. If the document does not contain a number, enter N/A in this field.
Expiration Date (if any) (mm/dd/yyyy): Enter the expiration date, if any, of the List B document. The document is not
acceptable if it has already expired. If the document does not contain an expiration date, enter N/A in this field. For a
receipt, enter the expiration date of the receipt validity period as described in the Receipt section above.
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Full name of List C Document Abbreviations
Social Security Account Number card without restrictions (Unrestricted) Social Security Card
Certification of Birth Abroad (Form FS-545) Form FS-545
Certification of Report of Birth (Form DS-1350) Form DS-1350
Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) Form FS-240
Original or certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate bearing an official seal Birth Certificate
Native American tribal document Native American tribal document
U.S. Citizen ID Card (Form I-197) Form I-197
Identification Card for use of Resident Citizen in the United States (Form
I-179)
Form I-179
Employment authorization document issued by DHS (List C #7) (Note: This
selection does not include the Employment Authorization Document (Form
I-766) from List A.)
Employment Auth. document (DHS) List C #7
Receipt for the application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged Social
Security Account Number Card without restrictions
Receipt: Replacement Unrestricted SS Card
Receipt for the application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged Original or
certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate bearing an official seal
Receipt: Replacement Birth Certificate
Receipt for the application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged Native
American Tribal Document
Receipt: Replacement Native American Tribal Doc.
Receipt for the application to replace a lost, stolen or damaged Employment
Authorization Document issued by DHS
Receipt: Replacement Employment Auth. Doc. (DHS)
Document Title: If the employee presented a document from List C, enter the title of the List C document or receipt in
this field. The abbreviations provided are available in the dropdown when the form is completed on a computer. When
completing the form on paper, you may choose to use these abbreviations or any other common abbreviations to document
the document title or issuing authority. If you are completing the form on a computer, and you select an Employment
authorization document issued by DHS, the field will populate with List C #7 and provide a space for you to enter a
description of the documentation the employee presented. Refer to the M-274 for guidance on entering List C #7
documentation.
List C - Employment Authorization: If the employee presented an acceptable document from List C, or an acceptable
receipt for the application to replace a lost, stolen, or destroyed List C document, enter the document information in this
column. If you enter document information in the List C column, you must also enter document information in the List B
column. If an employee presents acceptable List B and List C documents, do not ask the employee to present a list A document.
If you enter document information in List C, you should not enter document information or N/A in List A. If you complete
Section 2 using a computer, a selection in List C will fill all the fields in the List A column with N/A.
Issuing Authority: Enter the issuing authority of the List C document or receipt. The issuing authority is the entity that
issued the document.
Document Number: Enter the document number, if any, of the List C document or receipt exactly as it appears on the
document. If the document does not contain a number, enter N/A in this field.
Expiration Date (if any) (mm/dd/yyyy): Enter the expiration date, if any, of the List C document. The document is not
acceptable if it has already expired, unless USCIS has extended the expiration date on the document. For instance, if a
conditional resident presents a Form I-797 extending his or her conditional resident status with the employee's expired Form
I-551, enter the future expiration date as indicated on the Form I-797. If the document has no expiration date, enter N/A in
this field. For a receipt, enter the expiration date of the receipt validity period as described in the Receipt section above.
Additional Information: Use this space to notate any additional information required for Form I-9 such as:
Employment authorization extensions for Temporary Protected Status beneficiaries, F-1 OPT STEM students, CAP-
GAP, H-1B and H-2A employees continuing employment with the same employer or changing employers, and other
nonimmigrant categories that may receive extensions of stay
Additional document(s) that certain nonimmigrant employees may present
Discrepancies that E-Verify employers must notate when participating in the IMAGE program
Employee termination dates and form retention dates
E-Verify case number, which may also be entered in the margin or attached as a separate sheet per E-Verify
requirements and your chosen business process
Any other comments or notations necessary for the employer's business process
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You may leave this field blank if the employee's circumstances do not require additional notations.
Signature of Employer or Authorized Representative: Review the form for accuracy and completeness. The person who
physically examines the employee's original document(s) and completes Section 2 must sign his or her name in this field. If you
used a form obtained from the USCIS website, you must print the form to sign your name in this field. By signing Section 2,
you attest under penalty of perjury (28 U.S.C. § 1746) that you have physically examined the documents presented by the
employee, the document(s) reasonably appear to be genuine and to relate to the employee named, that to the best of your
knowledge the employee is authorized to work in the United States, that the information you entered in Section 2 is complete,
true and correct to the best of your knowledge, and that you are aware that you may face severe penalties provided by law and
may be subject to criminal prosecution for knowingly and willfully making false statements or knowingly accepting false
documentation when completing this form.
Today's Date: The person who signs Section 2 must enter the date he or she signed Section 2 in this field. Do not backdate this
field. If you used a form obtained from the USCIS website, you must print the form to write the date in this field. Enter the date
as a 2-digit month, 2-digit day and 4-digit year (mm/dd/yyyy). For example, enter January 8, 2014 as 01/08/2014.
Title of Employer or Authorized Representative: Enter the title, position or role of the person who physically examines the
employee's original document(s), completes and signs Section 2.
Last Name of the Employer or Authorized Representative: Enter the full legal last name of the person who physically
examines the employee’s original documents, completes and signs Section 2. Last name refers to family name or surname. If
the person has two last names or a hyphenated last name, include both names in this field.
First Name of the Employer or Authorized Representative: Enter the full legal first name of the person who physically
examines the employee’s original documents, completes, and signs Section 2. First name refers to the given name.
Employer’s Business or Organization Name: Enter the name of the employer’s business or organization in this field
.
Employer’s Business or Organization Address (Street Name and Number): Enter an actual, physical address of the
employer. If your company has multiple locations, use the most appropriate address that identifies the location of the employer.
Do not provide a P.O. Box address.
City or Town: Enter the city or town for the employer’s business or organization address. If the location is not a city or town,
you may enter the name of the village, county, township, reservation, etc, that applies.
State: Enter the two-character abbreviation of the state for the employer’s business or organization address.
ZIP Code: Enter the 5-digit ZIP code for the employer’s business or organization address.
Completing Section 3: Reverification and Rehires
Section 3 applies to both reverification and rehires. When completing this section, you must also complete the Last Name, First
Name and Middle Initial fields in the Employee Info from Section 1 area at the top of Section 2, leaving the Citizenship/
Immigration Status field blank. When completing Section 3 in either a reverification or rehire situation, if the employee’s name
has changed, record the new name in Block A.
Reverification
Reverification in Section 3 must be completed prior to the earlier of:
The expiration date, if any, of the employment authorization stated in Section 1, or
The expiration date, if any, of the List A or List C employment authorization document recorded in Section 2
(with some exceptions listed below).
Some employees may have entered “N/A” in the expiration date field in Section 1 if they are aliens whose employment
authorization does not expire, e.g. asylees, refugees, certain citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the
Marshall Islands, or Palau. Reverification does not apply for such employees unless they choose to present evidence of
employment authorization in Section 2 that contains an expiration date and requires reverification, such as Form I-766,
Employment Authorization Document.
You should not reverify U.S. citizens and noncitizen nationals, or lawful permanent residents (including conditional residents)
who presented a Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551). Reverification does not apply to List B documents.
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Employee's First Day of Employment: Enter the employee's first day of employment as a 2-digit month, 2-digit day and
4-digit year (mm/dd/yyyy).
Entering Information in the Employer Certification
If the employee remains employment authorized as indicated on the previously executed Form I-9, the employee does
not need to provide any additional documentation. Provide in Section 3 the employee’s rehire date, any name changes if
applicable, and sign and date the form.
If the previously executed Form I-9 indicates that the employee’s employment authorization from Section 1 or
employment authorization documentation from Section 2 that is subject to reverification has expired, then
reverification of employment authorization is required in Section 3 in addition to providing the rehire date. If the
previously executed Form I-9 is not the current version of the form, you must complete Section 3 on the current
version of the form.
If you already used Section 3 of the employee’s previously executed Form I-9, but are rehiring the employee within
three years of the original execution of Form I-9, you may complete Section 3 on a new Form I-9 and attach it to the
previously executed form.
If you rehire an employee within three years from the date that the Form I-9 was previously executed, you may either rely on
the employee’s previously executed Form I-9 or complete a new Form I-9.
If you choose to rely on a previously completed Form I-9, follow these guidelines.
Employees rehired after three years of original execution of the Form I-9 must complete a new Form I-9.
Complete each block in Section 3 as follows:
Block A - New Name: If an employee who is being reverified or rehired has also changed his or her name since originally
completing Section 1 of this form, complete this block with the employee’s new name. Enter only the part of the name that has
changed, for example: if the employee changed only his or her last name, enter the last name in the Last Name field in this
Block, then enter N/A in the First Name and Middle Initial fields. If the employee has not changed his or her name, enter N/A in
each field of Block A.
Block B - Date of Rehire: Complete this block if you are rehiring an employee within three years of the date Form I-9 was
originally executed. Enter the date of rehire in this field. Enter N/A in this field if the employee is not being rehired.
Block C - Complete this block if you are reverifying expiring or expired employment authorization or employment
authorization documentation of a current or rehired employee. Enter the information from the List A or List C document(s) (or
receipt) that the employee presented to reverify his or her employment authorization. All documents must be unexpired.
Document Title: Enter the title of the List A or C document (or receipt) the employee has presented to show continuing
employment authorization in this field.
Document Number: Enter the document number, if any, of the document you entered in the Document Title field
exactly as it appears on the document. Enter N/A if the document does not have a number.
Expiration Date (if any) (mm/dd/yyyy): Enter the expiration date, if any, of the document you entered in the Document
Title field as a 2-digit month, 2-digit day, and 4-digit year (mm/dd/yyyy). If the document does not contain an expiration
date, enter N/A in this field.
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Rehires
For reverification, an employee must present an unexpired document(s) (or a receipt) from either List A or List C showing he or
she is still authorized to work. You CANNOT require the employee to present a particular document from List A or List C. The
employee is also not required to show the same type of document that he or she presented previously. See specific instructions
on how to complete Section 3 below.
Signature of Employer or Authorized Representative: The person who completes Section 3 must sign in this field. If you
used a form obtained from the USCIS website, you must print Section 3 of the form to sign your name in this field. By signing
Section 3, you attest under penalty of perjury (28 U.S.C. §1746) that you have examined the documents presented by the
employee, that the document(s) reasonably appear to be genuine and to relate to the employee named, that to the best of your
knowledge the employee is authorized to work in the United States, that the information you entered in Section 3 is complete,
true and correct to the best of your knowledge, and that you are aware that you may face severe penalties provided by law and
may be subject to criminal prosecution for knowingly and willfully making false statements or knowingly accepting false
documentation when completing this form.
For additional guidance about Form I-9, employers and employees should refer to the Handbook for Employers: Guidance for
Completing Form I-9 (M-274) or USCIS’ Form I-9 website at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central
.
You can also obtain information about Form I-9 by e-mailing USCIS at I-9Central@dhs.gov
, or by calling 1-888-464-4218 or
1-877-875-6028 (TTY).
You may download and obtain the English and Spanish versions of Form I-9, the Handbook for Employers, or the instructions
to Form I-9 from the USCIS website at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9
. To complete Form I-9 on a computer, you will need the latest
version of Adobe Reader, which can be downloaded for free at http://get.adobe.com/reader/
. You may order paper forms at
https://www.uscis.gov/forms/forms-by-mail
or by contacting the USCIS Contact Center at 1-800-375-5283 or 1-800-767-1833
(TTY).
Information about E-Verify, a web-based system that allows employers to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the
United States, can be obtained
at
https://www.e-verify.gov
or by contacting E-Verify at
https://www.e-verify.gov/contact-us
.
Employees with questions about Form I-9 and/or E-Verify can reach the USCIS employee hotline by calling 1-888-897-7781 or
1-877-875-6028 (TTY).
USCIS Forms and Information
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Employers may photocopy or print blank Forms I-9 for future use. All pages of the instructions and Lists of Acceptable
Documents must be available, either in print or electronically, to all employees completing this form. Employers must retain
each employee's completed Form I-9 for as long as the individual works for the employer and for a specified period after
employment has ended. Employers are required to retain the pages of the form on which the employee and employer entered
data. If copies of documentation presented by the employee are made, those copies must also be retained. Once the individual's
employment ends, the employer must retain this form and attachments for either 3 years after the date of hire (i.e., first day of
work for pay) or 1 year after the date employment ended, whichever is later. In the case of recruiters or referrers for a fee (only
applicable to those that are agricultural associations, agricultural employers, or farm labor contractors), the retention period is 3
years after the date of hire (i.e., first day of work for pay).
Forms I-9 obtained from the USCIS website that are not printed and signed manually (by hand) are not considered complete. In
the event of an inspection, retaining incomplete forms may make you subject to fines and penalties associated with incomplete
forms.
Employers should ensure that information employees provide on Form I-9 is used only for Form I-9 purposes. Completed
Forms I-9 and all accompanying documents should be stored in a safe, secure location.
Form I-9 may be generated, signed, and retained electronically, in compliance with Department of Homeland Security
regulations at 8 CFR 274a.2.
Photocopying Blank and Completed Forms I-9 and Retaining Completed Forms I-9
There is no fee for completing Form I-9. This form is not filed with USCIS or any government agency. Form I-9 must be
retained by the employer and made available for inspection by U.S. Government officials as specified in the “
DHS Privacy
Notice” below.
What is the Filing Fee?
Today's Date: The person who completes Section 3 must enter the date Section 3 was completed and signed in this field. Do
not backdate this field. If you used a form obtained from the USCIS website, you must print Section 3 of the form to enter the
date in this field. Enter the date as a 2-digit month, 2-digit day, and 4-digit year (mm/dd/yyyy). For example, enter January 8,
2014 as 01/08/2014.
Name of Employer or Authorized Representative: The person who completed, signed and dated Section 3 must enter his
or her name in this field.
An agency may not conduct or sponsor an information collection and a person is not required to respond to a collection of
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The public reporting burden for this collection of
information is estimated at 35 minutes per response, when completing the form manually, and 26 minutes per response when
using a computer to aid in completion of the form, including the time for reviewing instructions and completing and retaining
the form. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including
suggestions for reducing this burden, to: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office
of Policy and Strategy, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20529-2140; OMB No. 1615-0047. Do not mail your
completed Form I-9 to this address.
Paperwork Reduction Act
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DHS Privacy Notice
AUTHORITIES: The information requested on this form, and the associated documents, are collected under the Immigration
Reform and Control Act of 1986, Pub. L. 99-603 (8 USC 1324a).
PURPOSE: The primary purpose for providing the requested information on this form is for employers to verify your identity
and employment authorization. Consistent with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986,
employers use the Form I-9 to document the verification of the identity and employment authorization for new employees to
prevent the unlawful hiring, or recruiting or referring for a fee, of aliens who are not authorized to work in the United States.
This form is completed by both the employer and employee, and is ultimately retained by the employer.
DISCLOSURE: The information you provide is voluntary. However, failure to provide the requested information, including
your Social Security number (if applicable), and any requested evidence, may result in termination of employment. Failure of
the employer to ensure proper completion of this form may result in the imposition of civil or criminal penalties against the
employer. In addition, knowingly employing individuals who are not authorized to work in the United States may subject the
employer to civil and/or criminal penalties.
ROUTINE USES: This information will be used by employers as a record of their basis for determining eligibility of an
individual to work in the United States. The employer must retain this completed form and make it available for inspection by
authorized officials of the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Labor, and Department of Justice, Civil Rights
Division, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section. DHS may also share this information, as appropriate, for law enforcement
purposes or in the interest of national security.
USCIS
Form I-9
OMB No. 1615-0047
Expires 10/31/2022
Employment Eligibility Verification
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Form I-9 10/21/2019
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START HERE: Read instructions carefully before completing this form. The instructions must be available, either in paper or electronically,
during completion of this form. Employers are liable for errors in the completion of this form.
ANTI-DISCRIMINATION NOTICE: It is illegal to discriminate against work-authorized individuals. Employers CANNOT specify which document(s) an
employee may present to establish employment authorization and identity. The refusal to hire or continue to employ an individual because the
documentation presented has a future expiration date may also constitute illegal discrimination.
Section 1. Employee Information and Attestation (Employees must complete and sign Section 1 of Form I-9 no later
than the first day of employment, but not before accepting a job offer.)
Last Name (Family Name)
First Name (Given Name)
Middle Initial
Other Last Names Used (if any)
Address (Street Number and Name)
Apt. Number
City or Town
State
ZIP Code
Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy)
-
-
Employee's E-mail Address
Employee's Telephone Number
U.S. Social Security Number
1. A citizen of the United States
2. A noncitizen national of the United States (See instructions)
3. A lawful permanent resident
4. An alien authorized to work until
(See instructions)
(expiration date, if applicable, mm/dd/yyyy):
(Alien Registration Number/USCIS Number):
Some aliens may write "N/A" in the expiration date field.
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.
I attest, under penalty of perjury, that I am (check one of the following boxes):
Aliens authorized to work must provide only one of the following document numbers to complete Form I-9:
An Alien Registration Number/USCIS Number OR Form I-94 Admission Number OR Foreign Passport Number.
1. Alien Registration Number/USCIS Number:
2. Form I-94 Admission Number:
3. Foreign Passport Number:
Country of Issuance:
OR
OR
QR Code - Section 1
Do Not Write In This Space
Signature of Employee
Today's Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
Preparer and/or Translator Certification (check one):
I did not use a preparer or translator. A preparer(s) and/or translator(s) assisted the employee in completing Section 1.
(Fields below must be completed and signed when preparers and/or translators assist an employee in completing Section 1.)
I attest, under penalty of perjury, that I have assisted in the completion of Section 1 of this form and that to the best of my
knowledge the information is true and correct.
Signature of Preparer or Translator
Today's Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
Last Name (Family Name)
First Name (Given Name)
Address (Street Number and Name)
City or Town
State
ZIP Code
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Form I-9 10/21/2019
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USCIS
Form I-9
OMB No. 1615-0047
Expires 10/31/2022
Employment Eligibility Verification
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Section 2. Employer or Authorized Representative Review and Verification
(Employers or their authorized representative must complete and sign Section 2 within 3 business days of the employee's first day of employment. You
must physically examine one document from List A OR a combination of one document from List B and one document from List C as listed on the "Lists
of Acceptable Documents.")
Last Name (Family Name) M.I.
First Name (Given Name)
Employee Info from Section 1
Citizenship/Immigration Status
List A
Identity and Employment Authorization
Identity
Employment Authorization
OR List B AND List C
Additional Information
QR Code - Sections 2 & 3
Do Not Write In This Space
Document Title
Issuing Authority
Document Number
Expiration Date (if any) (mm/dd/yyyy)
Document Title
Issuing Authority
Document Number
Expiration Date (if any) (mm/dd/yyyy)
Document Title
Issuing Authority
Document Number
Expiration Date (if any) (mm/dd/yyyy)
Document Title
Issuing Authority
Document Number
Expiration Date (if any) (mm/dd/yyyy)
Document Title
Issuing Authority
Document Number
Expiration Date (if any) (mm/dd/yyyy)
Certification: I attest, under penalty of perjury, that (1) I have examined the document(s) presented by the above-named employee,
(2) the above-listed document(s) appear to be genuine and to relate to the employee named, and (3) to the best of my knowledge the
employee is authorized to work in the United States.
The employee's first day of employment (mm/dd/yyyy):
(See instructions for exemptions)
Today's Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
Signature of Employer or Authorized Representative
Title of Employer or Authorized Representative
Last Name of Employer or Authorized Representative
First Name of Employer or Authorized Representative
Employer's Business or Organization Name
Employer's Business or Organization Address (Street Number and Name)
City or Town
State
ZIP Code
Section 3. Reverification and Rehires (To be completed and signed by employer or authorized representative.)
A. New Name (if applicable)
Last Name (Family Name)
First Name (Given Name)
Middle Initial
B. Date of Rehire (if applicable)
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
Document Title Document Number
Expiration Date (if any) (mm/dd/yyyy)
C. If the employee's previous grant of employment authorization has expired, provide the information for the document or receipt that establishes
continuing employment authorization in the space provided below.
I attest, under penalty of perjury, that to the best of my knowledge, this employee is authorized to work in the United States, and if
the employee presented document(s), the document(s) I have examined appear to be genuine and to relate to the individual.
Signature of Employer or Authorized Representative
Today's Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
Name of Employer or Authorized Representative
LISTS OF ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS
All documents must be UNEXPIRED
Employees may present one selection from List A
or a combination of one selection from List B and one selection from List C.
LIST A
2. Permanent Resident Card or Alien
Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551)
1. U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card
3. Foreign passport that contains a
temporary I-551 stamp or temporary
I-551 printed notation on a machine-
readable immigrant visa
4. Employment Authorization Document
that contains a photograph (Form
I-766)
5. For a nonimmigrant alien authorized
to work for a specific employer
because of his or her status:
Documents that Establish
Both Identity and
Employment Authorization
6. Passport from the Federated States
of Micronesia (FSM) or the Republic
of the Marshall Islands (RMI) with
Form I-94 or Form I-94A indicating
nonimmigrant admission under the
Compact of Free Association Between
the United States and the FSM or RMI
b. Form I-94 or Form I-94A that has
the following:
(1) The same name as the passport;
and
(2) An endorsement of the alien's
nonimmigrant status as long as
that period of endorsement has
not yet expired and the
proposed employment is not in
conflict with any restrictions or
limitations identified on the form.
a. Foreign passport; and
For persons under age 18 who are
unable to present a document
listed above:
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
9. Driver's license issued by a Canadian
government authority
3. School ID card with a photograph
6. Military dependent's ID card
7. U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner
Card
8. Native American tribal document
10. School record or report card
11. Clinic, doctor, or hospital record
12. Day-care or nursery school record
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
4. Voter's registration card
5. U.S. Military card or draft record
Documents that Establish
Identity
LIST B
OR AND
LIST C
7. Employment authorization
document issued by the
Department of Homeland Security
1. A Social Security Account Number
card, unless the card
includes one of
the following restrictions:
2. Certification of report of birth issued
by the Department of State (Forms
DS-1350, FS-545, FS-240)
3. Original or certified copy of birth
certificate issued by a State,
county, municipal authority, or
territory of the United States
bearing an official seal
4. Native American tribal document
6. Identification Card for Use of
Resident Citizen in the United
States (Form I-179)
Documents that Establish
Employment Authorization
5. U.S. Citizen ID Card (Form I-197)
(2) VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH
INS AUTHORIZATION
(3) VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH
DHS AUTHORIZATION
(1) NOT VALID FOR EMPLOYMENT
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Form I-9 10/21/2019
Examples of many of these documents appear in the Handbook for Employers (M-274).
Refer to the instructions for more information about acceptable receipts.
Last Name (Family Name)
Middle Initial
First Name (Given Name)
Employee Name:
ZIP Code
Address (Street Number and Name)
First Name (Given Name)
Last Name (Family Name)
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
Signature of Preparer or Translator
I attest, under penalty of perjury, that I have assisted in the completion of Section 1 of this form and that to the best of my
knowledge the information is true and correct.
City or Town
Instructions: This supplement may be used if extra spaces are required to document more than one preparer and/or translator
assisting an employee in completing Section 1 of Form I-9. The preparer and/or translator must enter the employee's name in
the spaces provided. Each preparer or translator must complete, sign and date a separate certification area. Employers must
retain completed supplement sheets with the employee's completed Form I-9.
State
ZIP Code
Address (Street Number and Name)
First Name (Given Name)
Last Name (Family Name)
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
Signature of Preparer or Translator
I attest, under penalty of perjury, that I have assisted in the completion of Section 1 of this form and that to the best of my
knowledge the information is true and correct.
City or Town State
ZIP Code
Address (Street Number and Name)
First Name (Given Name)
Last Name (Family Name)
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
Signature of Preparer or Translator
I attest, under penalty of perjury, that I have assisted in the completion of Section 1 of this form and that to the best of my
knowledge the information is true and correct.
City or Town State
ZIP Code
Address (Street Number and Name)
First Name (Given Name)
Last Name (Family Name)
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
Signature of Preparer or Translator
I attest, under penalty of perjury, that I have assisted in the completion of Section 1 of this form and that to the best of my
knowledge the information is true and correct.
City or Town State
USCIS
Form I-9
Supplement
OMB No. 1615-0047
Expires 10/31/2022
Form I-9 Supplement,
Section 1 Preparer and/or Translator Certification
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Form I-9 Supplement 10/21/2019 Page 1 of 1
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