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New Form I-9 Released for September Use


 

 

 

 

 

 

On July 17, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, issued an updated version of Form I-9: Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9). Under federal law, every employer that recruits, refers for a fee or hires an individual for employment in the United States must complete a Form I-9.

The updated form replaces a version that was issued in 2016. Employers may continue using the 2016 form until Sept. 17, 2017. Exclusive use of the updated form is expected by Sept. 18, 2017. The new form expires on Aug. 31, 2019.

Action Steps

·         Employers must become familiar with the new Form I-9 and transition to its exclusive use by September 18, 2017.

·         Employers must continue their compliance with collecting and retaining Form I-9.

·         Employers may download the 2017 Form I-9 from the USCIS website.

 

Field Changes and Updates

Revisions to Instructions

Revisions to List of Acceptable Documents

·   USCIS changed the name of the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices to its new name, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section.

·   USCIS removed “the end of” from the phrase “the first day of employment.”

·   USCIS 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 Section 2 and Section 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.

·   USCIS 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.

·   USCIS 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 will change from List C #8 to List C #7.

Source: USCIS

 

 

 

 

Additional Resources:

 

Homeland Security - Immigration

 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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