UPDATE TO FORM I-9
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has released a new Form I-9 for immediate use, which can be downloaded here: Updated Form I-9.
Changes to the form include:
- Changing of the name of the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices to its new name, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section and removal of “the end of” from the phrase “the first day of employment.”
- Addition of the Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) to List C.
- All the certifications of report of birth issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545, Form DS-1350 and Form FS-240) combined into selection C#2 in List C.
- Renumbering of all List C documents except the Social Security card.
The current I-9 dated 11/14/2016 can still be used through September 17, 2017. As of September18, 2017, employers must use the new form.
USCIS has also released a new employer I-9 handbook, available here: Form I-9 handbook.