By Beth V. West
On July 17, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) released a revised version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Instructions for how to download Form I-9 are available on the USCIS Form I-9 page. Employers can use this revised version immediately or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through September 17th. However, beginning September 18, 2017, employers must use the revised form with a revision date of 07/17/17 N. Also, employers must continue following existing storage and retention rules for any previously completed Form I-9.The USCIS publication regarding the revised form summarizes the changes to the Form I-9 as follows:
Revisions to the Form I-9 instructions:
Revisions related to the List of Acceptable Documents on Form I-9:
The USCIS also revised the Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274), which helps employers navigate the requirements for compliance with Form I-9 obligations.
More information can be obtained at: https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/revised-form-i-9-now-available.