Employers to use the New I-9 Form
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of the Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) on July 17th.
Employers will be able to use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through Sept. 17," the agency said. "On Sept. 18, employers must use the revised form with a revision date of 07/17/17."
What is different in the new version?
Revisions to the instructions: Relatively subtle changes to the forms instructions and the new version renumbers all List C documents as follows:
• Adding the Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) to List C.
• Combining 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.
• Renumbering all List C documents except the Social Security card.
What is Form I-9?
Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens.
Both employees and employers (or authorized representatives of the employer) must complete the form. On the form, an employee must attest to his or her employment authorization. The employee must also present his or her employer with acceptable documents evidencing identity and employment authorization. The employer must examine the employment eligibility and identity document(s) an employee presents to determine whether the document(s) reasonably appear to be genuine and to relate to the employee and record the document information on the Form I-9. The list of acceptable documents can be found on the last page of the form. Employers must retain Form I-9 for a designated period and make it available for inspection by authorized government officers.
If you have questions regarding the new Form I-9 please contact John Csargo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952.854.4244