A) Certainly! I can provide you with general guidance on completing Form I-9, which is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. However, please note that I cannot access or view personal or confidential information. I can only offer you general instructions and explanations. It’s always a good idea to consult official sources or seek assistance from your employer’s HR department or an immigration attorney for specific guidance tailored to your situation.
Here’s a step-by-step overview of how to complete Form I-9:
Obtain the form: You can download Form I-9 from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website (uscis.gov/i-9) or request a printed copy from your employer.
Section 1: Employee Information and Attestation: In this section, you need to fill in your personal information, including your full name, address, date of birth, Social Security number (if applicable), and email address (optional). You must also indicate your citizenship or immigration status and provide the relevant information.
Preparer and/or Translator Certification (if applicable): If you had assistance from someone who filled out the form on your behalf or acted as a translator, they need to complete this section.
Section 2: Employer or Authorized Representative Review and Verification: This section should be completed within three business days of your first day of employment.
a. Presenting required documents: You will need to present original and unexpired documents that establish your identity and employment authorization. The List of Acceptable Documents (found on the last page of the form) outlines the types of documents that can be used. You must present either one document from List A (establishing both identity and employment authorization) or one document from List B (establishing identity) and one from List C (establishing employment authorization).
b. Document examination: The employer or authorized representative will review your documents to determine if they appear genuine and relate to you. They will record the document title, issuing authority, document number, expiration date (if applicable), and the date employment begins (if applicable).
c. Completing employer information: The employer or authorized representative will fill in their information, including the business name, address, and the date of hire or the employee’s first day of employment.
d. Signature and date: You will sign and date Section 2 to certify that the documents presented are genuine and relate to you.
Section 3: Reverification and Rehires (if applicable): This section is used for rehires or when an employee’s work authorization documentation has expired. It is completed by the employer or authorized representative.
Remember, it’s crucial to provide accurate and truthful information on the form. Make sure to use your legal name and ensure that the documents you present are valid and unexpired. If you have any doubts or questions about specific sections or documents, consult your employer’s HR department or an immigration attorney for assistance.
I hope this helps you get started with completing your Form I-9!