Notary Blog – Signing Tips, Marketing Tips, General Notary Advice – 123notary.com Control Panel

January 18, 2011

Notarizing an I-9 employment verificati​on document

Have you ever notarized an I-9 before? If it were me, I would ask an Attorney, the Secretary of State, or Immigration if a notary public could notarize this form. If you are a notary, the most important thing to do is to clarify that you are NOT an Attorney, and can not give legal advice. Also clarify that you are not an immigration expert and can not advise on matters pertaining to immigration either.

But, it is not generally illegal to notarize a signature on a document.

Have any of you had to notarize an I-9 before?
How about a K-9?

(1) Ask an Attorney if a Notary can notarize an I-9 employment verification document.



  1. Federal Form W-K9 Individual Pet Tax Return is available here: http://961joyfm.com/w-k9-tax-form/

    Comment by Kenneth A Edelstein — June 18, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

  2. I have done a couple of I-9’s. The forms were set-up for notarizing. No problems, follow the same rules as for any other document. I do make sure to Thumbprint.

    Comment by Bob Sheler — June 20, 2013 @ 11:36 pm

  3. I have done a couple I-9’s, the forms were set-up for notarizing. Just follow the same procedures as any other signing. I made sure to record thumbprint for my records.

    Comment by Bob Sheler — June 20, 2013 @ 11:37 pm

  4. In Texas we are NOT allowed to notarize an I-9 form. Per the Secretary of State.

    Comment by Mike Thompson — June 21, 2013 @ 12:53 am

  5. The Department of Homeland Security does not require their I-9 form to be notarized. However, companies require it to make ensure their hiring managers are complying with the law.

    I use a jurat with the signer’s hand-written statement that the attached photocopy is a true and correct reproduction of personal identification documents.

    Comment by Saskia Valentine — June 21, 2013 @ 1:43 am

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *