Time to update your employee paperwork checklist and/or process to include use of a new Form I9!
This form is used to verify or re-verify an employee’s eligibility to work in the United States.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification on July 17, 2017.
No later than September 18, 2017, employers must use the revised form with rev. date 07/17/17 N and cease use of the form with rev. date 11/14/16 N.
The new form adds one new List C acceptable document, reorganizes & renumbers the list C acceptable documents to reduce errors and enhance form completion using a computer and makes other minor administrative corrections or updates to the instructions as follows:
Revisions related to the third page, List of Acceptable Documents:
- Addition of 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 now be able to select Form FS-240 when creating a case for an employee who has presented this document for Form I-9.
- Combined certifications of report of birth issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545, Form DS-1350 and the newly added Form FS-240) from two different item numbers into one, now selection #2, in List C.
- Renumbered List C documents.
Revisions to the Form I-9 instructions (M-274):
- The USCIS changed the name of the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices to its new name of Immigrant and Employee Rights Section.
- The USCIS removed “the end of” from the phrase “the first day of employment.”
To learn more about the Form I-9, visit www.uscis.gov/i-9-central.
Any questions related to this can be directed to your assigned HR Consultant.