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.

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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