I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification

Form I-9 is used to verify employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All new employees must complete a Form I-9 by the first day of employment.


  • Employee must complete all of Section 1 of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification document.
  • Employee must then choose one document from List A or one document from List B and List C. Missouri State University participates in E-Verify. The List B document must include a photograph. Please see page 4 for the Form I-9 for the list of acceptable documents.
  • The original documents that establish identity and eligibility to work and the original I-9 form must be brought to the hiring department or the office of human resources within three days of beginning employment.

Instructions for out-of-state or out-of-town employees

If the employee will not be visiting Missouri State University prior to their start date, they may still complete a Form I-9.

The out-of-state or out-of-town employee should follow the instructions above. After the form is completed and documents are chosen, the employee must bring the original documents and the I-9 form to an authorized representative (i.e. personnel officers or notary public) located at a financial institution or university. The authorized representative will act as the University’s authorized representative in examining the documents, witnessing the employee’s signature, as well as completing and signing Section 2 of the I-9 form. If an authorized representative is not available at a financial institution or university, please contact the office of human resources at 417-836-5102 for guidance.