A: I-9 forms present a challenge to employers who hire remote employees. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires that all documents required for the I-9 must be viewed in their original format. Therefore, a fax or scan is not acceptable. Instead, the original documents must be in-hand when the I-9 is completed and signed by a company representative. Here are a few options, each of which must be done within three days of the new hire beginning work:
Whatever route you choose, remember that you remain liable for any violations in connection with the form or the verification process. Whenever possible, we recommend bringing the employee to your main location for paperwork, onboarding, and training.
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