I-9 Sometimes Required for Purdue Employees Not Working on U.S. Soil - 04/5/12

As an employer located within the United States, Purdue University must abide by federal laws regarding confirmation that all its employees working on U.S. soil are legally eligible to work in this country.

To comply, Purdue is required to verify the identity and employment authorization of each person it hires. That information is confirmed by the Electronic I-9 system that Purdue fully implemented Dec. 5, 2011.

However, when Purdue hires individuals to physically work at its locations outside U.S. borders, no Form I-9 is required until those employees travel to the U.S. as part of their job. In those cases, according to the Department of Homeland Security’s handbook (M-274) for completing a Form I-9, an I-9 must be completed by a Purdue University representative or notary.

For information on how to process an I-9 for an off-campus employee, please see the I-9 Process for Off-Campus Employees guidelines posted on the Electronic I-9 Information page of the Payroll and Tax website.

Please direct Form I-9 questions to