How does a remote worker in the US complete Form I-9 given the employer's corporate offices are in another city and/or country?
I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification and supporting documentation is available online, but it does not discuss the situation. The only hit I have found regarding remote workers on the USCIS website is a post from 2012 that suggests the USCIS provide the information in their FAQ:
Suggestion: In your FAQ's could you comment on what a person should do when their employer is in one state and you reside in another aka as working remotely. Is there a list of people who could verify this document for the remote worker? If yes, who is deemed acceptable? Public Notary, Bank, Police Authorities?
Can I go to the post office or other government agency to do this?
There is reading on the subject like at How to Comply with I-9 Requirements for Remote Workers, but I am having trouble parsing what "trusted agent or representative" means. I also cannot find a definition on the USCIS website.
From the article, what does a "trusted agent or representative" mean?
If it matters, I am about 30 minutes from Washington DC. I can travel to the USCIS offices if needed. I am happy to push this mess back on the USCIS since they are not providing the necessary information.
The USCIS phone system at 1-800-375-5283 does not provide a category for the problem. The phone system also does not recognize a 0 to speak to someone in person. It just puts me in an endless loop of useless options.
The USCIS website's Emma Assistant is equally useless:
It is like the USCIS is refusing public contact to avoid answer questions.