As a Palm Harbor Notary, Dunedin Notary, and Tallahassee Notary company we get called occasionally to verify I-9 employment verification forms. With many companies allowing their employees to work remotely I-9 employment verification forms are becoming more and more common.
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.”
Verifying an I-9 form is not a notarial act. Companies often times instruct employees to find a notary to verify their identity on an I-9 form because Notaries are trustworthy and familiar with state laws. The Notary can serve as the Authorized Representative and certify that the appropriate documents were presented (as explained in Section 2 of the I-9 form).
According to a recent article published by the National Notary Association:
“Despite the fact that notarization is not required on the I-9 form, Notaries often are asked to “notarize” the forms and include their seal impression — which is not allowed.”
We will serve as your notary for I-9 employment verification form but we will NOT notarize the form. We will be signing as the Authorized Representative.
If you are confused about your I-9 form contact your employer. When you are ready to have the form verified contact us to make an appointment and be sure to have the appropriate identification available at time of verification. Many notaries will not handle this type of transaction but we pride ourselves in being a full-service mobile notary company and hope that by offering a notary for I-9 employment verification form it helps a few people out! We look forward to serving you soon!