I-9 Form Instructions

I-9 Form Instructions
(Employment Eligibility Verification Form)

Federal immigration law requires employers to verify that all new employees are eligible to work in the United States.  This law applies to everyone regardless of whether you are a citizen, resident alien, or foreign student.  Every employee must have an I-9 on file in the Payroll Office before beginning work to satisfy this requirement.  Once completed, the I-9 is valid for three years providing there are no breaks in employment.  When in doubt, it is always best to fill out a new I-9.

Step 1  Complete the top section of the I-9.  Use your permanent address.

Step 2  Sign and date the form.

Step 3  Present your identification to your supervisor.  A listing of acceptable identification documents is found on the back of the I-9 form.

            If you have a document from List A, such as a United States Passport or Alien Registration Card, no other identification is needed.

            If you do not have a document from List A, you will then have to show one document from List B and List C.  Your school ID card is a valid substitute for a List B documents if you do not have a driver’s license.  List C requires either a birth certificate or a social security card.  If you do not have either of these with you, call home and have them sent to you.

Step 4 Leave the verified form with your supervisor for processing.