USCIS Launches Online I-9 Resources for Employers and Employees in Spanish
On October 4, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched a Spanish-language version of I-9 Central, an online resource center providing information and assistance related to the Form I-9 (Employee Eligibility Verification), which is the most frequently accessed form on USCIS.gov. The website provides employers and employees one-click access at no charge to Spanish-language resources, tips, and guidance on properly completing the I-9 and understanding the I-9 process.
The launch of the Spanish I-9 Central is the most recent in a series of resource guides related to USCIS employment-related forms and processes. These resources include E-Verify Self-Check, a service 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). Both are offered in Spanish.
I-9 Central includes sections about 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.