How to Fill out Form I-9: Easy Step-by-Step Instructions

The I-9 form is a form used to verify that an employee you hire is eligible to work in the U.S. The employee and the employer must each complete parts of this form when the employee is hired. We understand that these types of government documents can be tedious and confusing, so we’re going to walk you through all the steps you need to take to accurately complete an I-9 form for a new hire. For more information, check out our full guide to completing form I-9:

Our video covers:

Section 1:
Employee Information and Attestation (0:26)
Citizenship Status (2:55)
Preparer and/or Translator Certification (4:39)

Section 2:
Employer or Authorized Representative Review and Verification (5:05)
Employee Identity and Work Authorization Documents (5:33)
Employer Certification (7:43)

Section 3:
Reverification and Rehires (8:45)

USCIS E-Verify System (10:32)

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In this video, we provide a basic overview on filling out Form I-9. This video is not intended to provide legal advice or to form a professional relationship. We suggest contacting a business lawyer for advice specific to your circumstances.


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20 Responses

  1. Reginald Brooks says:

    Thank you

  2. Nordings says:

    Is a background check a 1-9 form??

  3. Rony Camacho says:

    If there was an A prefix, you would have to include it with the nine-digit numbers? Or when you select "Alien number" it will generate the "A-" for you?

  4. Martin Peraro says:

    I have a question for you can you show somebody how to pull my application up for the Homeland Security how to fill out the application Page by page if you don't mind thank you sweetheart

  5. Tamira TV says:

    Thank you so much❤️❤️

  6. K33pitbl4zin says:

    Thank you for posting!

  7. mostafa samir says:

    Hello is i-9 form application for i551 stamp? if yes please can you give me information how can you get it, thanks.

  8. Pheara Lim says:

    I’m trying to find document number on my California state ID. Do you know where is at?!

  9. Xamire XV says:

    So for section 2 is that for your previous/current employer or the job your applying for?

  10. Mrs. H says:

    What application are using to fill this out? I would like to move our applications to a type fill in

  11. Yassine Matahri says:

    Please I have question.
    How can I get my certificate employee ? I'm working for Walmart and I need a paper that show I'm working for Walmart in America . Please anyone know something about it . tell me and thank you so much.

  12. T Dawg says:

    Watched this in x2 and it still felt slow

  13. Nacho Silva says:

    What if my work permit its expire, can they still use my I-796 c notice of action for E-verify. The HR lady said that my E-verify has a photo mismatch. My permit its already expire this week. And just wating for new card.

  14. AMZ ZMA says:

    I-9 Should be stopped ,If you have Birth Certificate, Social security or drivers license you should not need I-9, I-9 is hacked too easy and information is sold. Only non citizens should do I9. Their are foreign people having hiring events just to steal I-9 information from citizens.

  15. Official Rachel says:

    How do I fill up a permanent resident of the USA

  16. Torry Willis says:

    What is a I 9 for, and why would 1 use it?

  17. Savalas Lindsey says:

    For those who only have trouble with SECTION 2.


  18. D SALEMDZ says:

  19. armando avalos says:

    You are going to fast, they are a lots of changes in these forms.

  20. alfredo padilla says:

    great job thank you for explainig this

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