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New On-Line Resource on Form I-9

On May 13, 2011, USCIS launched I-9 Central, a new online resource that provides helpful information on Form I-9, Employee Eligibility Verification. U.S. employers are required to verify the identity and employment authorization on Form I-9 for all employees regardless of their immigration status. The new online resource will guide employers and employees on how to properly complete Form I-9, including information about employer and employee rights and responsibilities, step-by-step guidance in completing the form, and valid forms of identity and employment authorization documents. I-9 Central will also address common mistakes and how to correct them, as well as troubleshoot employers’ questions. Other additional resources include USCIS’ recently updated “Handbook for Employers: Instructions for Completing Form I-9 (M-274),” free webinars on completing Form I-9, and E-Verify Self Check, an on-line service that allows workers to check their own employment eligibility status. For more information on I-9 Central, see www.uscis.gov/I-9central.