On July 17, 2017, USCIS released a revised version of Form I-9, (or fillable pdf version) Employment Eligibility Verification, on July 17. Instructions for how to download Form I-9 are available on the Form I-9 page. Employers can use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through September 17. On and after September 18, employers must use this revised I9 form with a revision date of 07/17/17 N. Employers must continue following existing storage and retention rules for any previously completed Form I-9. See the USCIS News release.
What was revised on the Form I-9 instructions:
- Changed the name of the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices to its new name, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section.
- Removed “the end of” from the phrase “the first day of employment.”
Revisions to the List of Acceptable Documents on Form I-9:
- Added the Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) to List C and to the drop down menu on the fillable form. E-Verify users will also be able to select Form FS-240 when creating a new case.
- Combined all the certifications of the 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.
- 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 changed from List C #8 to List C #7.
In addition, the USCIS included these changes in the revised Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274), which is also easier for users to navigate.
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