New Form I-9 Effective July 17, 2017

New Form I-9 Effective July 17, 2017

Effective July 17, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will issue a new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. While the new Form I-9 can be used immediately on release, the existing version is still valid for use until September 18, 2017 when all employers must use the revised version dated July 17, 2017 for all new employees.

The Form I-9 has been updated to include:

  • A revision to the name of the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices to Immigrant and Employee Rights Section.
  • Minor edit to the phrase “the first day of employment”, removing “the end”.

There are also revisions to the List of Acceptable Documents on Form I-9:

  • The Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) has been added to List C.
  • All the certifications of report of birth issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545, Form DS-1350, and Form FS-240) have been combined into selection C#2 in List C.
  • All List C documents except the Social Security card have been renumbered.

The revised version of the Form I-9 will be available on our website.

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