New I-9 Released; Use Required by September 18

On July 17, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Employers can use either the new or existing version now through Sept. 17, 2017; the switch to the new form becomes mandatory on Sept. 18.

The changes on the new I-9 include:

  • The Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) has been added as an acceptable document for identification under List C.
  • General renumbering of items under List C, including the combination of all certifications for List C in the same item number (C#2) for ease of use.
  • The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices is now the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section.

All U.S. employers are required to complete Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States.  This includes citizens and non-citizens. For more information or to download the new form, visit the USCIS website’s page about Form I-9.

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