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 one document from List C. Missouri State University participates in E-Verify. The List B document must include a photograph. Please see page 3 of the Form I-9 for the list of acceptable documents.
  • The information from the Form I-9 must be entered in E-verify by the department’s E-verify General User. The original documents that establish identity and eligibility to work,  and the E-verify confirmation must be brought to student employment (for student employees), payroll office (for international hires), 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 using an authorized representative.

The out-of-state or out-of-town employee should follow the first two points of instruction 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. An authorized representative can be any person the employee designates to complete and sign the Form I-9 on the University hiring department’s behalf.  Missouri State University is part of the I-9 Reciprocal Processing Consortium through the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR), and human resources can assist with locating a reciprocal institution by zip code. 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 other options, beyond the consortium are needed for an authorized representative, please contact the office of human resources at 417-836-5102 or HREmployment@missouristate.edu for guidance.