New Form I-9

New Form I-9 & Instructions

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new Form I-9. The form is dated 10/21/2019 and should be used immediately. USCIS is allowing employers a three-month grace period, however, during which the old form (dated 07/17/2017) may be used. By May 1, 2020, only the new Form I-9 should be used. The new form and instructions can be downloaded below – be sure to follow the download instructions.

USCIS made the following changes to the form and its instructions:

Form
Revised the Country of Issuance field in Section 1 and the Issuing Authority field (when selecting a foreign passport) in Section 2 to add Eswatini and Macedonia, North per those countries’ recent name changes. This change is only visible when completing the fillable Form I-9 on a computer.

Instructions

  • Clarified who can act as an authorized representative on behalf of an employer
  • Updated USCIS website addresses
  • Provided clarifications on acceptable documents for Form I-9
  • Updated the process for requesting paper Forms I-9
  • Updated the DHS Privacy Notice

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By | 2020-02-18T15:52:50+00:00 February 18th, 2020|Blog, Compliance, HR Tips, News|0 Comments

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Karen Altman is the Marketing Director for the ERG family of companies.

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