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Many out-of-state organizations use Leon Benjamin Mobile Notary to authenticate new employees operating in Georgia. Employee verification is a must-do step for any company, especially as the trend of recruiting remote workers grows. Businesses are audited by the federal government to ensure that they are complying with the obligation to complete USCIS Form I-9 for each employee. As a result, businesses ask new workers to choose a notary service, such as Atlanta Notaries, to assist them in appropriately filling out these employment documents. Make an appointment with us right away!

Understanding Form i-9


The Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 is a document issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. The I-9 form is used by employers to verify an employee’s identity and determine whether or not the individual is legally permitted to work in the United States.

Should I Notarize Form i-9?


Nowhere on the I-9 Form does it state that a notarization stamp is required. Employers, on the other hand, will require new workers to take an I-9 to a notary public for identity verification and completion. Some employers give a separate page for notary information in addition to the I-9 form.


For I-9 purposes, a wide range of identification is permissible. The employee can present one of the following options:

1. One document that establishes both identification and employment eligibility (on List A) OR 2. One document that establishes both identity and employment eligibility (on List B) (on List C)

U.S. Passport

U.S. Passport Card

Foreign passport with an I-551 stamp, or with Form I-94 attached

Permanent Resident Card (“green card”)

Alien Registration Receipt Card with photograph

Temporary Resident Card >Employment Authorization Card

Employment Authorization Document that includes a photograph

Employment Authorization Document that includes a photograph

Employment Authorization Document that includes (Form I-766)

Driver’s license or I.D. card issued by a United States state or outlying possession of the United States with photograph or identifying information such as name, birthdate, gender, height, eye color, and address >

Federal I.D. card with photograph or identifying information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color, and address >

Voter Registration Card >School I.D. with photograph >

U.S. Armed Services I.D.

US Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card 

Native American tribal document

Canadian government-issued driver’s license

Individuals under the age of 18 may also use the following documents to prove their identity:

Clinic, doctor, or hospital record 

School record or report card

Day-care center or


>U.S. Social Security card issued by the SSA
>Administration cards (cards marked “not valid for employment” are not acceptable)
>Birth certificate issued by the U.S. State Department (Form FS-545 or Form DS-1350)
>Original or certified copy of a birth certificate from the U.S. or an outlying possession of the U.S., bearing an official seal

>A Certificate of U.S. Citizenship (Form N-560 or N-561)
>A Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-550 or N-570)
>Native American tribal document
>Citizen I.D. Card (Form I-197)
>An I.D. Card for the use of a Resident Citizen in the United States (Form I-179)
>An unexpired employment authorization card issued by the Dept. of Homeland Security (other than those included on List A)