Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

USCIS Launches ‘I-9 Central’ Online

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has launched “I-9 Central,” a new online resource center dedicated to the most frequently accessed form on Form I-9, Employee Eligibility Verification. The website provides employers and employees access to resources, tips, and guidance on completing the I-9 and understanding the I-9 process.

I-9 Central includes sections on employer and employee rights and responsibilities, step-by-step instructions for completing the form, and information on acceptable documents for establishing identity and employment authorization. The site also includes a discussion of common mistakes to avoid when completing the form, guidance on how to correct errors, and answers to employers’ recent questions about the I-9 process.

The launch of I-9 Central follows the introduction of other USCIS employment-related resources, including E-Verify Self Check, a service launched in March that allows workers and job-seekers in the United States to check their own employment eligibility status online, and an updated “Handbook for Employers: Instructions for Completing Form I-9 (M-274),” published in early 2011. I-9 Central complements existing I-9 resources, including the current Form I-9 Web page and the form’s instructions. USCIS also offers free webinars on completing the I-9.


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