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.