The Immigration Reform and Control Act made all U.S. employers responsible to verify the employment eligibility and identity of all employees hired to work in the U.S. after November 6, 1986. To implement the law, employers are required to complete
Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification forms, for all employees, including U.S. citizens.
Yes. While U.S. citizens and nationals are automatically eligible for employment, they too must present proof of employment eligibility and identity and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form, Form I-9.
Note: U.S. citizens include persons born in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands. Nationals of the U.S. include persons born in American Samoa including Swains Island.