When hiring a person to work in a “remote” location, the employer can designate an agent to carry out the employer's I-9 responsibilities. The College has stated that a Notary Public can be used in the role of designated agent for I-9 verification purposes.
- The notary should follow the same rules for completion of the I-9 as the University department.
- The notary should complete Section 2 of the I-9.
- The notary should sign and date the I-9
In signing the I-9 form and affixing the stamp, the notary is only attesting to the genuineness of the documents as they relate to the person presenting them.