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I- 9 Form Guidelines

Posted by administrator on Sunday, May 25th, 2008

I-9 Form Guidelines

Every employee in the United States should have on file with their employer an I-9 form.

This immigration or proof of documentation to work in the United States has been required since 1986. Over the years more and more employers have started to have this form on hand for new hires to file out before they start working. The information on the I-9 form has employees verify with documents they are "legal" to work in the United States. (This form is in addition to the w-4 form for income tax withholding)

Areas of Information on the I-9 form are as follows.

General information about the employee including:

Name, address, date of birth, Social Security number and a declaration by the employee (which they sign) their United States citizen ship, resident alien or having a special alien permit to work in the United States (a2 or other programs.)

Employers cannot specify which documents they will accept.

List A: Documents that establish both identity and employment eligibility.


List B: Documents that establish identity


List C: Documents that establish employment eligibility


Our next blog posting will describe documents that can be used in list A, List B, and List C.


If you have questions on the I-9 or any related immigration / legal status of employees please consult specialist or your attorney. Many state and federal agencies can be of help as well. Here is a link to get the I-9 form along with insturctions. http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/I-9.pdf

Category: Employee Documents

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