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New York Employment Visas: The I-9 Form

Are you eligible for work in New York?

The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) specifies that all employers are required to prove their employees' eligibility status to work in the United States in the form of an employment visa, or I-9 form. Regardless of an employee's immigration status, all employers are required to keep an I-9 for every member of their staff to authenticate the eligibility and identity of each person working in the United States. According to the law, this form must be filled out within three days of the start date of employment, a responsibility that is placed entirely on the employer. For a U.S. citizen, it is likely that this form will only need to be filled out once during employment at that specific location. For non-U.S. citizens with an employment visa, the form must be filled out each time their visa has been renewed or re-verified.

In recent years, the United States Immigration & Customs Enforcement has strongly enforced the I-9 form at all types of employments. They even perform undisclosed compliance audits regularly to ensure the validity and legality of each employment. When an employer is found to be employing those who are ineligible for work in the United States and has done so knowingly, the employer may be facing serious legal and criminal implications. If you are currently dealing with an audit related to an employment visa situation as an employer, or you are looking to obtain your employment eligibility verification, or employment visa, let our firm help you today.

New York Immigration Lawyer: Helping with Employment Visas

Here at Eiges & Eiges, PC , our legal team has devoted our entire professional careers to helping those in a time of need. We understand how difficult immigration related situations may be, and we want nothing more than to find a favorable outcome on your behalf. Whether you are pursuing an employment visa, work visa, fiancée visa, student visa, or permanent residency, a New York immigration attorney at our office is ready to help you today.

Our law firm has over 35 years of legal experience and an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, one of the most prestigious peer review organizations in the legal community. We understand that you will want nothing more than to protect your business and your well-being at a time such as this, and you will learn that your priorities align with ours when assisting on your case. We can provide you with a free consultation, as we are confident in our abilities to provide the highest quality of legal representation.

Contact a New York immigration attorney today to find more information on obtaining your employment visa or protecting your business.

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