Revised Form I-9
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, is used by employers to verify the identity of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must complete a Form I-9 for all individuals hired in the United States.
On November 14, 2016, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of Form I-9. Employers were allowed to use the old form with a revision date of 3/8/2013 N through January 21, 2017. Effective January 22, 2017, employers must use the newly released form with a revision date of 11/14/2016 N. The revised form can be accessed on the USCIS website.
The revised form has been made easier to complete on a computer with helpful prompts at each question. Other changes to the form include the following.
- “Other names used” changed to “Other last names used”
- The ability to enter multiple preparers and translators
- A dedicated area for including additional information
- A supplemental page for the preparer/translator
Employers are required to maintain a properly completed Form I-9 for each employee for a specified period of time (3 years after the date the employee began work for pay or 1 year after the date employment was terminated, whichever is later). Forms may be retained on paper, microfilm, microfiche or electronically.
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