Electronic I-9 FAQ

The Electronic I-9 process replaces the former paper form-based process used by George Washington University. If you have a question that isn’t answered below, please contact Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) via email at hris@gwu.edu or by phone at 571-553-3679.

Q: How do I complete section 1 of the I-9?

A: Go to http://www.newi9.com/ and enter employer code 14290 when prompted.

Q: How do I complete section 2 of the I-9?

A: Once Section 1 is completed, the list of acceptable documents for Section 2 will be presented to you. Within three (3) business days of your start date, please bring required documents to one of our I-9 verification centers to complete Section 2 of the I-9 in person.

I-9 verification centers:

Foggy Bottom Campus
Faculty & Staff Service Center - Rice Hall
2121 Eye Street, Suite 101, Washington, DC

Phone: 202-994-8500
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00- 5:00 pm
Contacts: Shelley Rich, Gaby Tagle

Virginia Science & Technology Campus
Enterprise Hall
44983 Knoll Square, Suite 391, Ashburn VA

Phone: 571-553-3679
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00 pm
Contact: Vicki Baker

Hampton Roads Center
HR Center
1 Old Oyster Point Road, Newport News, VA

Phone: 757-269-4949
Contact: Ashley Powell

Biostatistics Center
6110 Executive Blvd, Ste 750, Rockville, MD

Phone: 301 881-9260
Contacts: Jessica Castillo, Colleen Barnett

(Student Hire Only)
Career Center
Marvin Center 505
800 21st Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20052

Phone: 202-994-6495


Q: What is GW’s Employer Code?

A: 14290

Q: How do I sign Section 1 if the form is electronic?

A: You will be asked to enter your initials as they would appear based on the name you entered on Section 1.

Q: Can I use a nickname on Section 1?

A: No. The I-9 form is an official Federal document and you should use your legal name as it appears on your backup documentation.

Q: I don’t have access to the Internet. Can you still accept paper forms?

A: Yes. While the electronic version is strongly preferred, we can upload a full paper I-9 to our electronic I-9 service. Depending upon availability, you can also fill out Section 1 electronically at the Faculty & Staff Service Center (FSSC) in Foggy Bottom or at Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) on the VSTC campus.

If you are filling out a paper form ahead of time, please make sure you have the most current form, or contact one of our I-9 verification centers for help.

Q: I am at a remote location and cannot access one of the verification centers. What should I do?

A: Refer to the Remote I-9 Procedure for more information.