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What’s a Form I-9? E-Verify Who? New Videos Explain It All

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Everyone who works in the United States should know about Form I-9 and E-Verify. Administered by USCIS, these two tools allow employers to verify the employment eligibility of new employees.

USCIS recently introduced a few short videos to help you understand how these work.

Video Vignettes on Form I-9

Since 1986, employers have been required to use Form I-9 to comply with federal requirements to verify employment eligibility.

Every time you start a new job, you’re required to complete Section One of this form. Your employer completes Section Two and, in some cases, Section Three.

To help make it easier for everyone, USCIS has video vignettes to explain how to complete each section of the form. Each of the three new videos is four minutes or less. 

Do you have a new job or are you looking for one? The law requires your employer to have you complete Section One of Form I-9 on your first day of work for pay. The Section One video shows how to fill it out.  

Are you an employer? You may want to show your new employees the Section One video to help them complete the section correctly. Use the Section Two and Section Three videos to guide you as you complete the form, and to train others.

The Section Two video shows how to properly record acceptable documents on Form I-9. The Section Three video discusses rehiring a former employee, documenting an employee’s name change and handling reverification.

E-Verify for Business Leaders

More than 500,000 employers use E-Verify at over 1.5 million hiring sites to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their new hires. E-Verify is the free and easy Web-based service for employers to use to take the Form I-9 one step further. The number of employers enrolled in E-Verify has grown by more than 400 percent since 2001. 

Why do employers like E-Verify? The new E-Verify for Business Leaders video gives a high-level explanation in just five minutes. 

Already using E-Verify? Please share the link for the E-Verify for Business Leaders video with your business colleagues.

You can find these videos and more on the multimedia page of the E-Verify website and also on USCIS on YouTube