Form I-9 is used to verify the identity and employment eligibility of new hires. Each new employee must complete Section 1 and present you with acceptable documents of identification. You must complete Section 2 for each new employee.
You are not required to file the I-9 with the federal government, unless the government asks, in writing, to inspect them. However, you must keep the forms for three years after an employee’s date of hire or for one year after an employee’s termination, whichever is later.
This article was last edited on 2/5/2020. For updated information on Form I-9, visit https://www.uscis.gov/i-9.