What is A Form I-9?
Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification is a USCIS form that all employers and employees must fill out upon establishment of employment. This form is used to verify an employee’s identity and employment authorization in the United States. Employees must attest to their employment authorization and identity and provide evidence to that effect. Employers must examine the employee’s documentation and determine if the evidence reasonably appears to be genuine and ensure that the information is correctly recorded on the Form I-9. All employers are required to ensure that Form I-9 is filled out properly for each employee. Employers do not file Form I-9 with USCIS or with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) but are instead expected to retain the form for a designated period and have it available for inspection by authorized government officials if necessary.
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Remaining in compliance with I-9 rules is important to ensure that there are no future legal issues or ramifications. If you are an employer or an employee and have questions about the hiring of non-U.S. citizens and the Form I-9, contact Shoreline Immigration and schedule a consultation today!