Completing Section 1, Employee Information and Verification
When completing Form I-9, you must make available to your employee the complete instructions to the form and the List of Acceptable Documents. Your newly hired employee must complete and sign Section 1 of Form I-9 no later than their first day of employment.
You may have your employees complete Form I-9:
Employees can have help completing Section 1, including using a translator.
Employee Responsibilities for Section 1
Employees must provide their:
Additionally, employees may provide their:
Your employee must sign the form even if a preparer or translator helps them. The preparer or translator who helps your employee must provide his or her name and address and must sign and date the certification on the form. If more than one preparer or translator is used, have the additional preparers or translators fill out the certification on additional Forms I-9 and attach the forms to the initial Form I-9.
The date your employee enters next to his or her signature should match the date the preparer/translator signed the form.
Employer Responsibilities for Section 1
(Note: Your employees are not required to provide a Social Security number in Section 1. However, a Social Security number may be required if you use E-Verify.)
Last Reviewed/Updated: 07/28/2014