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Revised Form I-9 Now Available

Posted on: July 18th, 2017

By: Layli Eskandari Deal

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a revised Form I-9 which is now available (https://www.uscis.gov/i-9). Employers may use the old version of the form (dated 11/14/2016) or the new version (dated 07/17/2017) until September 17, 2017. Thereafter, employers must use the new version of the form for all new hires and reverifications. Storage and retention rules for the I-9s remain the same (https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/retain-and-store-form-i-9). Notable changes to the form are:

  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) has been added to List C as an acceptable document.
  • All certification of report of birth issued by the U.S. Department of State (Forms FS-545, DS-1350, FS-240) has been added to List C #2
  • USCIS has renumbered all the options on List C except for the Social Security Card.

All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each person they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens.

For additional information related to this topic and for advice regarding how to navigate U.S. immigration laws you may contact Layli Eskandari Deal of the law firm of Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP at (770-551-2700) or [email protected].

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