Verifying Authorization for Employment at BU (I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification)

Do not engage in any kind of employment until you are certain you have authorization.

If you are planning on working at BU, you will be required to present documentation to verify your identity and employment eligibility. Completing the Form I-9 allows BU to confirm that you have employment authorization that permits you to work in the U.S.

Updating or Completing Your I-9

Your I-9 must be completed or updated:

  • Within three days of beginning employment at Boston University
  • If you receive a new Employment Authorization Document (EAD), a new type of employment authorization or an extension of your employment authorization
  • If there is a change to your immigration classification
  • If you are a BU student and you move to a regular staff or faculty position at Boston University, or if your BU department wishes to employ you beyond the date of your graduation
  • If you obtain U.S. lawful permanent residence (a “green card”) after starting employment at BU