- Written by Jarred Lieber
As promised, on July 17, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) released a revised version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Both the (English) and (Spanish) versions are located here for your Company’s use. The new version makes only minor changes to the November 14, 2016 version of the form. The new version adds the Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) to List C, combines 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, and renumbers all List C documents except the Social Security card. Employers will be able to use the new, revised version or continue using the November 14, 2016 version through September 17th. However, starting September 18th, employers must begin using the revised form. The USCIS also updated its handbook (here) which provides guidance on how to complete the new form.
Be on Watch for a New I-9 Form
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) just announced that it will release a new Form I-9 on July 17th. Employers will be able to use the new, revised version or continue using the November 14, 2016 version through September 17th. However, starting September 18th, employers must begin using the new revised form. You can read USCIS’ statement about the upcoming release here.
COUNSEL TO MANAGEMENT:
Be on the lookout for an update from us early next week providing a copy of the new Form I-9 and detailing notable changes. If you have any questions about the Form I-9 or the I-9 process generally, please contact the experts at the Saqui Law Group.