Last month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released a new version of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form. Employers must use the new form starting September 18th. The new form includes some revisions to the instructions, as well as to the list of Acceptable Documents. For more information on the new form, please visit the USCIS website at https://www.uscis.gov.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has issued a revised Form I-9. The new form, which was released in both a smart digital version and a paper version, can be found at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9. The revisions to the digital version include, among other things, drop-down lists and calendars, and embedded instructions for completing each field. Employers must start using the new form no later than January 22, 2017. With USCIS’s recent announcement that fines for I-9 violations will significantly increase, we encourage employers to start becoming familiar with and using the new forms as soon as possible.