Revised Form I-9 Now Available

 
Thursday, July 20, 2017
 

USCIS released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (https://www.uscis.gov/i-9), on July 17. Instructions for how to download Form I-9 are available on the Form I-9 page. Employers can use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 through Sept. 17. On Sept. 18, employers must use the revised form with a revision date of 07/17/17. Employers must continue following existing storage and retention rules (https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/retain-and-store-form-i-9) for any previously completed Form I-9.

Revisions to the Form I-9 instructions:

  • Changed the name of the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices to its new name, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section.
  • Removed “the end of” from the phrase “the first day of employment.”

Revisions related to the List of Acceptable Documents on Form I-9:

  • Added the Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) to List C. Employers completing Form I-9 on a computer will be able to select Form FS-240 from the drop-down menus available in List C of Sections 2 and 3. E-Verify users will also be able to select Form FS-240 when creating a case for an employee who has presented this document for Form I-9.
  • Combined all the certifications of report of birth issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545, Form DS-1350, and Form FS-240) into selection C #2 in List C.
  • Renumbered all List C documents except the Social Security card. For example, the employment authorization document issued by the Department of Homeland Security on List C changed from List C #8 to List C #7.

These changes are included in the revised Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274) (https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/handbook-employers-m-274), which is also easier for users to navigate.

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