USCIS Reminds Employers to Use New I-9 Form

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a reminder on its web site that the revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (Rev. 02/02/09), went into effect Friday, April 3, for all U.S. employers. The revision date is printed on the lower right-hand corner of the form.

The interim final rule, published Dec.17, 2008 in the Federal Register, revised the list of documents acceptable for the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) process.  Employers may no longer use previous versions of the Form I-9.

USCIS also updated the Handbook for Employers – Instructions for Completing Form I-9 to reflect the requirements of the revised Form I-9.  You can access the revised handbook by clicking here.

For a USCIS Question and Answer on the new I-9 form, please click here.