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Immigration, Form I-9 and Work Visas: South Carolina

Immigration, Form I-9 and Work Visas requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Meryl Gutterman, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C.


  • The South Carolina Illegal Immigration and Reform Act, as amended, requires all employers with one or more employees to verify the legal status of new employees and prohibits employment of any employee not legally in the US and authorized to work. See Verification of Employees.
  • In addition to completing and maintaining the federal Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9, all South Carolina employers are required to enroll in the Department of Homeland Security's E-Verify program. See E-Verify.