Complete an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification

You must have a job offer for an on-campus employment BEFORE you can begin the I-9 verification process. Once you have secured an on-campus job, you must take the following actions to be set up in the BU payroll system:

  1. Complete Section 1 of the electronic Form I-9. Instructions for F-1 students on how to complete Section 1 of the Form I-9 can be found here.
  2. Present your original documents that prove your identity and employment authorization and request that BU complete Section 2 of the I-9 to confirm your employment eligibility no later than by your 3rd day of employment.
    • F-1 students should present a passport, I-20 and I-94 directly to their hiring manger to complete the I-9 as part of the new hire process.
    • J-1 students sponsored by BU will need to request ISSO authorization for on-campus employment authorization by presenting a passport, DS-2019, and I-94 to the ISSO during normal business hours. ISSO will also complete Section 2 of the I-9 so students can then complete the new hire process directly with their hiring department.
    • J-1 students sponsored by a third party (not BU) should present written authorization to work on the BU campus from their program sponsor in addition to a passport, DS-2019, and I-94 to the ISSO during normal business hours. ISSO will complete Section 2 of the I-9 so students can then complete the new hire process directly with their hiring department.
    • Student on all other non-immigrant categories
    • to a passport, DS-2019, and I-94 to the ISSO during normal business hours. ISSO will complete Section 2 of the I-9 so students can then complete the new hire process directly with their hiring department.
    • Students in all other non-immigrant categories should present documentation proving their identity and employment authorization to the ISSO during normal business hours. Documentation will vary depending on immigration status (see the list of documents accepted by USCIS for I-9 purposes) ISSO will complete Section 2 of the I-9 so students can then complete the new hire process directly with their hiring department.
  3. Once the I-9 is completed you should be eligible to be hired into your on-campus job. See the Student Employment Office website for more information.

New students must complete Initial ISSO check-in BEFORE completing the I-9 process.