On May 10, 2016, a call rang in for services of an I-9 Employment Verification form. Shortly thereafter, we were handling this assignment. However, there was a bit of a misunderstanding about the proper legal way to handle such a document.
Most people believe that Notaries Public notarize I-9 forms. But this is not so. We as public officials can only act in the capacity of an authorize representative for the hiring company. We only verify the identity of the employee and pen the document. There is no notarizing involved on the document itself. BUT…if the company request an affidavit or provides one we can notarize the signature of the employee to such.