WHAT IS AN I-9 form?
Use Form I-9 to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must complete Form I-9 for each individual they hire for work in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. Both employees and employers (or authorized representatives of the employer) must complete the form.
On the form, an employee must attest to their employment authorization. Employees must also present their employer with acceptable documents evidencing identity and employment authorization.
The employer must examine the employment eligibility and identity document(s) an employee contributes to determining whether the document(s) reasonably appear genuine and relate to the employee and record the document information on Form I-9. The list of acceptable documents can be found on the last page of the form. Employers must retain Form I-9 for a designated period and make it available for inspection by authorized government officers.