Correcting Form I-9
Employers may only correct errors made in Section 2 or Section 3 of Form I-9.
If an employer discovers an error in Section 1 of an employee’s Form I-9, he or she should ask the employee to correct the error as directed below.
The best way to correct the form is to
- draw a line through the incorrect information
- enter the correct information
- initial and date your correction
If an employer has made changes on a Form I-9 using correction fluid instead, USCIS recommends they attach a signed and dated note to the corrected Forms I-9 explaining what happened.
To correct multiple, recording errors on the form, the employer may redo the section on a new Form I-9 and attach it to the old form. A new Form I-9 can be completed if major errors (such as entire sections being left blank or Section 2 being completed based on unacceptable documents) need to be corrected. A note should be included in the file regarding the reason the employer made changes to an existing Form I-9 or completed a new Form I-9.
Do NOT conceal any changes made on the form (other than simple notation errors when copying document information). Doing so may lead to increased liability under federal immigration law. (Source: www.USCIS.gov)
(Certain restrictions apply)