Electronic Storage of I-9's Approved by Congress

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Congress recently approved a bill which permits employers to store versions of their I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification forms electronically.  Under Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) an employer is required to retain I-9 forms for all current employees.Upon termination of employment, I-9 Forms should be retained for:

  • Three years after date of hire
  • One year after date of termination

Whichever date is later.

This bill also permits the form to be completed and signed electronically.

Copies of the form can be downloaded from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website or by following this link: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis