Form I-9 Employment Eligibility

Form I-9 Employment Eligibility

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Form I-9 Employment Eligibility

Employment Eligibility Verification
The purpose of Form I-9 is to carry out the Employment Eligibility Verification function. A I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form should be filled out by employers in regard to new employees and specifically toward certifying that they are eligible for employment within the U.S. In particular, the completion of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification is to certify that the employer has received and examined documents from these prospective employees required for proving their identity and right to maintain regular U.S. employment, and reasonably believes these to be true. 


Description of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification
As a form of documentation, Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification consists of 5 pages which must be filled out by the applicant. 


Filing process for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification 
Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification is not filed, as such, with the USCIS or the also potentially involved U.S. Immigrations and Custom Enforcement (ICE) authorities. Rather, the process for entering a completed copy of Form I-9 into legal effect is to fill out at the required time, when the employer and employee are entering into a contractual relationship, and then to maintain this type of documentation into a form which can be later examined, at any time when it becomes necessary, by any properly authorized and accredited U.S. governmental authorities.
Among others, the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification may potentially be examined by such authorities as the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Justice. Aside from the initial point of drawing up the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, the other main consideration for the employer maintaining this type of documentation is for the period during which Form I-9 must be maintained. 


Period for maintaining Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification
The period for maintaining Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification will be set in accordance to a starting date, which can be determined in one of two possible ways. As such, the employer responsible for the maintenance of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification must maintain it for a 3-year period kept from the date on which employment went into effect, or a year after employment termination. 


Financial obligations inherent in Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification
Unlike other items of documentation also falling under the oversight of the USCIS, filing the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, does not require the applicant to submit any filing fee. 


Spanish-language version of Form I-9
Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification can be downloaded from the Internet and printed out in a version which has been translated into Spanish. That being said, the Spanish-language Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification cannot be accepted for official purposes in this version in any of the 50 U.S. states, and will not be accepted as such when the time comes, if even, for employment documentation to be reviewed by administering governmental authorities. The exception to the inadmissibility of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification is for Puerto Rico, where this kind of documentation can be submitted in the version which has been translated into Spanish. 

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