A new version of the I-9 Form has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget last year in October 2019. USCIS published a notice announcing the new Employment Eligibility Verification Form. Though the new version contains only minor changes, employers are encouraged to use the new updated form. Employers have until April 2020 to make the necessary updates to their business processes.
Following changes have been made by USIC to the form and its instructions:
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. (Note: This change is only visible when completing the fillable Form I-9 on a computer.)
- 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
Also, a revised Spanish version of Form I-9 with a version date of 10/21/2019 is available for use in Puerto Rico only.
To learn more, join us for an exclusive SmartERP webinar series presented by the Department of Homeland Security. This is a two-part series covering the changes to Form I-9 and updates to E-Verify.
Just register once and you’ll be included in both sessions. If you can’t make one or both webinars, we will send you the recording but you must register.
Form I-9 | Wednesday, February 19th | 11 AM PST/2 PM EST
‘Who’s Eyeing your Form I-9’?
E-Verify | Wednesday, March 4th | 11 AM PST/2 PM EST
‘E-Verify – Ensure your new hires are Authorized to Work’
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