What is the purpose of the Form I-9's Quick Response (QR) code?

Authors: Jorge R. Lopez and Sean M. McCrory, Littler

The smart version of the Form I-9 automatically generates a Quick Response (QR) code that can be read by most QR readers. The purpose of the QR code is to assist US Immigration and Customs Enforcement or the US Citizenship and Immigration Services during an audit. The QR code does not serve as a confirmation that the Form I-9 was completed properly nor does it provide a safe harbor if completed online.