No. Employers in Puerto Rico may complete either the Spanish or the English version of Form I-9 to verify new employees.
Form I-9 is available in English and Spanish. However, only employers in Puerto Rico may complete the Spanish version to meet the verification and retention requirements of the law. Employers in the United States and other U.S. territories may use the Spanish version as a translation guide for Spanish-speaking employees, but the English version must be completed and retained in the employer’s records. Employees may also use or ask for a preparer and/or translator to assist them in completing the form.