I-9 Central

Federal law requires that every employer* who recruits, refers for a fee, or hires an individual for employment in the U.S. must complete Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Form I-9 will help you verify your employee's identity and employment authorization.

*NOTE: We will refer to both employers and agricultural recruiters and referrers for a fee collectively as "employers" throughout I-9 Central.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas Decision on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

USCIS is complying with the July 16 order from the U.S. District Court in Texas. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients with a valid Employment Authorization Document (EAD), including an EAD that has been automatically extended, are still permitted to work. See I-9 Central for Completing Form I-9 for Employees with Extended Work Authorization Under DACA.

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All Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, requirements remain in effect for areas affected by natural disasters and other unforeseen circumstances. All employers must continue to complete and retain Form I-9 for all individuals they hire. DHS will continue to monitor the situation and provide updated guidance, as needed.


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Form I-9

All U.S. employers must properly complete Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States.
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Preventing Discrimination

We provide information on employee rights and preventing discrimination in the workplace.
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Learning Resources

Explore multimedia content to learn about what the employment eligibility verification process means to you, including your rights, your roles, your employer's responsibilities, and your privacy.
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Handbook for Employers

Read our guidance for completing Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, in the M-274, Handbook for Employers.