For Employers: Latest Revision of Form I-9 Required as of September 18, 2017

USCIS released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. As of September 18, employers may only use this revised version (revision date of 07/17/17 N):   https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-9-paper-version.pdf.   Employers must continue following existing storage and retention rules for any previously completed Form I-9.

Revisions to the Form I-9 instructions:

  • USCIS changed the name of the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices to its new name, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section.
  • USCIS removed “the end of” from the phrase “the first day of employment.”

Revisions related to the List of Acceptable Documents on Form I-9:

  • USCIS added the Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) to List C. Employers completing Form I-9 on a computer will be able to select Form FS-240 from the drop-down menus available in List C of Section 2 and Section 3. E-Verify users will also be able to select Form FS-240 when creating a case for an employee who has presented this document for Form I-9.
  • USCIS combined 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.
  • USCIS renumbered all List C documents except the Social Security card. For example, the employment authorization document issued by the Department of Homeland Security on List C will change from List C #8 to List C #7.

USCIS included these changes in a revised Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274), which is also easier for users to navigate.

REMINDER:

Employers may continue to use Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 until September 17, 2017.  As of September 18, 2017, Form I-9 with a revision date of 07/17/17 must be used.

About the Authors:

Robin Vermette https://orr-reno.com/our-people/robin-l-h-vermette/

Paula Violo https://orr-reno.com/our-people/paula-violo/

 

 

 

 

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