5.2 Reverifying or Updating Employment Authorization for Rehired Employees

If you rehire employees within three years from the date you completed their previous Form I-9, you may either use that form or complete a new one. If you choose to use their previous form, follow these guidelines to complete Section 3:

  • If they are still authorized to work, they do not need to provide any additional documents. This includes U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, and lawful permanent residents who presented a Form I-551. For these employees, you must:
    • Enter the employee’s full name from the original Form I-9 at the top of Section 3.
    • Enter any name change in Block A.
    • Enter their rehire date in Block B.
    • Enter your name and sign and date Section 3.
  • If their employment authorization has expired, you must:
    • Enter the employee’s full name from the original Form I-9 at the top of Section 3.
    • Enter any name change in Block A.
    • Enter the rehire date in Block B.
    • Reverify their employment authorization in Block C.
    • Enter your name and sign and date Section 3.
  • If the previous Form I-9 is an old version of the form, you must complete Section 3 on the current version of the form. Please check uscis.gov/i-9 for the current Form I-9.
  • If you already used Section 3 of the employee’s previous Form I-9, but are rehiring them within three years of the original Form I-9, complete Section 3 on a new Form I-9 and attach it to the previously completed form.
  • Employees rehired three years after you originally completed their Form I-9 must complete a new Form I-9.
Figure 8: Completing Section 3: Reverification and Rehires
Screen capture of Section 3: Reverification and Rehires
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Enter the employee’s new name, if applicable, in Block A.

 
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Enter the employee’s date of rehire, if applicable, in Block B.

 
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Enter the List A or C document title, number, and expiration date (if any) in Block C.

 
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Sign and date Section 3.

Note: If you need to reverify the employment authorization of an existing employee who completed an earlier version of Form I-9, the employee may choose any List A or C document(s) from the Lists of Acceptable Documents for the most current version of Form I-9. Enter the new document(s) information in Section 3 of the current version of Form I-9 and keep it with the previously completed Form I-9. Visit uscis.gov/i-9 for the most current version of Form I-9.

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