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This USCIS instruction says that:

Employers may designate an authorized representative to fill out Forms I-9 on behalf of their company, including personnel officers, foremen, agents or notary public.

On the other hand, the Employment Eligibility Verification consists of three sections. In Section 1, can an employee complete the I9 form remotely?

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I have experienced employers using web-based employee on-boarding processes where the employee fills out a form on a website like Zenefits or Gusto, instead of filling out the I-9 form. So yes, I think it is possible for the employee to complete Section 1 remotely.

However, the employer's representative must still physically examine the List A or List B and C documents in person for Section 2 (though an exception allows employers to examine documents remotely until August 19, 2020).

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