Our Notaries are asked to assist in the completion of the Employment Eligibility and Verification form (I-9) This is often a complex transaction that requires some knowledge of the Federal Law and not any public notary can perform it. Often the out of state employer is asking the new employee to complete the new hire packet and find a local or mobile notary that can help them complete the I-9 form.
What is the Employment Verification Form I-9?
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS; Department of Homeland Security) requires all employers to verify the employment eligibility and identity of employees (citizens and non-citizens) hired after November 6, 1986. Form I-9, Employment Eligibility and Verification, is utilized for this purpose. In this form, the employee provides certain personal information and attests to his/her eligibility to work. The verifying employer certifies performance of an in-person examination of the employee’s identification documents. The employer also certifies that the employee began work on a particular day and that “to the best of my knowledge” the employee is authorized to work in the United States.
More and more companies are centralizing their Human Resources departments and in need of agents to help them validate the I-9 forms. Consequently, more employers are asking prospective remote employees to find a Massachusetts Notary to help complete the forms.
According to the USCIS Handbook for Employers, employers “may designate someone to fill out Forms I-9 for you, such as a personnel officer, foreman, agent, or anyone else acting on your behalf, such as a notary public” You must complete I-9 Form and bring original IDs to verify your eligibility to work in the U.S along with your employer email and instructions. Our Notary Public has the full discretion to complete your I-9 as a designee of your employer and reserve the right to refuse assistance.