Form I-9 to Verify Residency Lawyers

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What Is Form I-9?

Form I-9 is a requirement of all employees working in the United States. This form certifies the identity of the employee and their eligibility to work in the United States. The form must be completed within three working days from the date of hire, although an employer can obtain an additional 21 days by submitting a receipt showing that a form of identification is currently processing.

What Does Form I-9 Require?

Form I-9 requires the employer to do the following:

A completed I-9 form will both comply with federal law and provide the employer with a good defense if they are later accused of knowingly hiring illegal aliens.

What Are Valid Forms of Identification?

An employee must present valid forms of identification that establish the employee's identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

Documents that establish both identity and eligibility include:

An employee may present one from each of the following two categories as well.

Documents that establish only identity include:

Documents that only establish employment eligibility include:

Do I Need an Employment Attorney to Review My Form I-9?

Trouble may arise if an employer fails to have all employees complete a Form I-9. If a question arises about the validity of an employee, it is a good idea to consult an experienced employment attorney immediately.

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Last Modified: 06-12-2014 10:31 AM PDT

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