Revised Form I-9 Required by September 18, 2017
Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification has been revised again, and employers must begin using the latest version by September 18, 2017. The new version was released July 17, 2017 by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and although the new form closely resembles the old form, there have been several significant changes.
What does this mean for you?
No later than September 18, 2017, employers must use the revised Form I-9, which has a revision date of 07/17/17 N (found in the footer of Page 1). Employers must continue to follow existing storage and retention rules for any previously completed Form I-9s.
Summary of changes to Form I-9 Instructions:
- The name of the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) has been changed to the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER).
- The Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) has been added to List C. Employers completing Form I-9 electronically will be able to select Form FS-240 from the menus available in List C of Section 2 and Section 3. E-Verify users will be able to select Form FS-240 when creating a case for an employee who presents this document for Form I-9.
- All of the certifications of report of birth issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545, Form DS-1350 and Form FS-240) have been combined into selection C#2 in List C.
- All List C documents have been renumbered, except for the Social Security card.The instructions on Section 2 have been changed slightly and now read, “Employers or their authorized representative must complete and sign Section 2 within 3 business days of the employee’s first day of employment.”Revisions related to the List of Acceptable Documents on Form I-9:
- These changes are included in a revised Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274).
How We Help
Your Staff One HR Manager will assist you with an annual I-9 audit to make sure you’re in compliance, and the new forms are already available in the HR Forms section of the Client Center on our website, www.staffone.com.
If you have questions about Form I-9, compliance, or other HR issues, please contact your HR Manager directly or call 1.800.771.7823.