Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Form I-9, Employment
Anti-Discrimination Notice. It is illegal to discriminate against
any individual (other than an alien not authorized to work in the
United States) in hiring, discharging, or recruiting or referring for a
fee because of that individual's national origin or citizenship status.
It is illegal to discriminate against work-authorized individuals.
Employers CANNOT specify which document(s) they will accept
from an employee. The refusal to hire an individual because the
documents presented have a future expiration date may also
constitute illegal discrimination. For more information, call the
Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair
Employment Practices at 1-800-255-8155.
All employees, citizens, and noncitizens hired after November
6, 1986, and working in the United States must complete
OMB No. 1615-0047; Expires 06/30/09
The Preparer/Translator Certification must be completed if
Section 1 is prepared by a person other than the employee. A
preparer/translator may be used only when the employee is
unable to complete Section 1 on his or her own. However, the
employee must still sign Section 1 personally.
Form I-9 (Rev. 02/02/09) N
Read all instructions carefully before completing this form.
When Should Form I-9 Be Used?
What Is the Purpose of This Form?
The purpose of this form is to document that each new
employee (both citizen and noncitizen) hired after November
6, 1986, is authorized to work in the United States.
For the purpose of completing this form, the term "employer"
means all employers including those recruiters and referrers
for a fee who are agricultural associations, agricultural
employers, or farm labor contractors. Employers must
complete Section 2 by examining evidence of identity and
employment authorization within three business days of the
date employment begins. However, if an employer hires an
individual for less