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USCIS Revises Form I-9

The following should be of interest to all our clients with employees in the United States:


USCIS has revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Employers may continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 03/08/2013 N. through Jan. 21, 2017.  By Jan. 22, 2017, employers must use the revised form.

These are some of the changes in the new version:

• Employees only need to provide other last names used in Section 1, rather than all names used.
• The certification in Section 1 for certain foreign nationals takes less time to complete.
• There are additional spaces to enter multiple preparers and translators.
• There is a dedicated area to enter additional information that employers have been required to notate in the margins of the form.

Furthermore, it is now easier than ever to complete Form I-9 on a computer as the revised form includes many upgrades over the old format.

Employers should continue to follow the existing storage and retention rules for all of their previously completed Forms I-9. Read the USCIS News Release, and visit I-9 Central for more information.