Student Employment: Form I-9 Verification

Form I-9 Requirements

Federal law requires that employers in the U.S. complete the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, for each employee. Form I-9 will verify the employee's identity and employment authorization.

Newly hired and rehired student workers will complete Section 1 of Form I-9 during their USFWorks onboarding process. New hires will then present in person to a Student Employment Representative their original (hard copy) supporting documents to satisfy requirements of the form's Section 2; returning student employees (rehires) will contact the Office of Student Employment to confirm whether the Form I-9 on file with the office is valid.

For official Form I-9 instructions, see the USCIS I-9 webpage.

For all I-9 verifications, remember to bring your original supporting documents with you to your meeting. Digital copies or images will not be accepted.

For answers to commonly asked I-9 questions and instructions for completing the USFWorks Form I-9, visit our Completing Form I-9 website.


Form I-9 Process
1. Employee accepts offer of employment
2. Employee completes Section 1 of the form in USFWorks no later than the first day of work for pay
3. Employee presents original (hard copy) documents in person to Student Employment
4. Student Employment completes Section 2 of the form no later than the first day of work for pay
5. Employee may begin work