Proof of Employment Eligibility: Completing an I-9
All employees are required to complete an I-9 form as a result of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. This Act created a national employment verification system, which places the responsibility for verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all employees on the employer. Incorrect or incomplete information will result in a delay of the appointment. Supervisors are strongly encouraged to send students to Library Human Resources in 213 Olin Library for I-9 processing.
I-9’s only need to be completed once as long as the employee remains a student and does not have a break in employment service of a year or more. If the student is unsure if they have completed an I-9, it can be verified by calling 5-7021 or looking up their eligibility in the Student Employment System.
Units or departments who wish to process I-9 forms for Cornell students who are United States Citizens or Permanent Residents should send the original I-9 to the Student Employment Office (203 Day Hall) and send a copy of the I-9 and the application to Library Human Resources (213 Olin Library). Students with an F-1 visa should be sent to Library Human Resources for processing. Foreign national students on any other visa should go to ISSO, in 350 Caldwell Hall, for processing. Remind students to fill out tax forms and to sign up for direct deposit on-line.