Did you know that Notaries Public are qualified to complete Employment Eligibility Verification forms, also known as I-9 forms? That’s right! Not only are Notaries qualified to do so, most provide convenient mobile services and hours to accommodate the request(s).
Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. Both employees and employers (or authorized representatives of the employer) must complete the form. On the form, an employee must attest to his or her employment authorization. The employee must also present his or her employer with acceptable documents evidencing identity and employment authorization.
Notaries complete I-9 forms in the capacity of an authorized representative of the employer. Notaries are recommended by employers because of their ability to properly verify the identity of individuals, their expertise in witnessing signatures and their skillfulness in reviewing official documents.
So if you are a teleworker and need someone to complete your I-9 form, research your local listing for a notary – and if you just so happen to be in the central Florida region, specifically Tampa Bay, please do not hesitate to contact me.
If you would like to know more about I-9 forms, please visit the USCIS website via https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-9.pdf.