Last week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a newly-revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification
, which will be made mandatory starting Sept. 18, 2017.
Employers may use the revised version immediately (revision date of 7/17/17 N), but may also continue to use Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through Sept. 17.
Changes to the revised form include:
- A new name for the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices, which has been changed to the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER).
- The changed language in Section 2, which now reads: “Employers or their authorized representative must complete and sign Section 2 within 3 business days of the employee’s first day of employment.”
- The List of Acceptable Documents includes the Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) as a List C document.
- All certifications of report of birth issued by the U.S. Department of State (Form FS-545, Form DS-1350 and Form FS-240) have been compiled.
In addition, USCIS also revised the Handbook for Employers
: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274). More information on Form I-9 is available on the USCIS website.