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.  Employees needing assistance to correct Section 1 can have a preparer and/or translator help with the correction.  The preparer and/or translator should:

  • Make the correction or help the employee make the correction by drawing a line through the incorrect information and entering the correct information
  • Have the employee initial and date the correction
  • Initial and date the correction next to the employee’s initials 

If the preparer and/or translator who helps with the correction completed the preparer and/or translator certification block when the employee initially completed Form I-9, he or she should not complete the certification block again.  If the preparer and/or translator did not previously complete the preparer and/or translator certification block, he or she should:

  • Complete the certification block; or
  • If the certification block was previously completed by a different preparer and/or translator:
    • Draw a line through the previous preparer and/or translator information
    • Enter the new preparer and/or translator information 

Electronic Forms I-9 should reflect all changes in their audit trail.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 
03/27/2014