USCIS Revises Form I-9, Again
USCIS Form I-9
July 19, 2017

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, on July 17, 2017.

The Key Information is:

  • The revised version may be used immediately but must be used no later than September 18, 2017.
  • Employers may continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through September 17, 2017, only.
  • Existing storage and retention rules remain the same as before for any previously completed Form I-9.

The basic changes are listed below:

Revisions to the Form I-9 Instructions:

  • The name of the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) has been changed.
    • Its new name is: Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER).
  • Signature instructions in Section 2 have been changed slightly to read: “Employers or their authorized representative must complete and sign Section 2 within 3 business days of the employee’s first day of employment.”
  • Revisions related to the List of Acceptable Documents on Form I-9:
    • A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) was added as a List C document and all the certifications of report of birth issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545, Form DS-1350, and Form FS-240) were combined.
  • The List C documents have been renumbered, except for the Social Security card, which remains #1 on the list.

If you have any questions about these changes or which form to use, please contact KardasLarson and we will be happy to guide you through the process.

Lois Krause

Lois Krause


With 25+ years of experience, Lois Krause's HR strengths include labor law, employee relations, OD, and performance management. Lois has advanced HR certifications.


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