Notary Public & I-9 E-Verify Services

The McCormick Customer Service Center offers free notary public service and I-9/E-Verify processing to McCormick faculty, staff and students. These services are by appointment only. Our availability is Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 12:00 pm.

Notary Appointment Requests:

I-9/E-Verify Appointment Requests: 

Notary Public

Patrons wishing to have documents notarized must present national or state identification (e.g. a valid passport or driver's license). Please be aware that notaries commissioned in Illinois may not certify copies. This must be done by the institutions who originally issued the documents. Documents must be in English. Due to legal requirements that have taken effect in Illinois, we cannot notarize documents associated with real property or transfers of property.

Electronic I-9 and E-Verify

Form I-9 has been required of new employees since 1986 and must be completed within 3 days of employment. E-Verify is an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that allows employers to verify the employment eligibility of their employees, regardless of citizenship.  Based on the information provided by the employee on his or her Form I-9, E-Verify checks this information electronically against records contained in DHS and Social Security Administration (SSA) databases.

Electronic I-9s and E-Verify is available by clicking HERE.

All Northwestern employees must complete section 1 of Form I-9 online by the first date of employment. They must also be able to provide acceptable documentation to a University representative with access to our I-9 Service Center to complete section 2 by the third date of employment. Training guides with step by step instructions for new employees, remote hires, and section 2 processors are available.

For more information, please visit Payroll's website.