New I-9 Form Released
To our clients,
We wanted to advise you that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services published a revised version of the I-9 Form that you should begin using immediately.
The USCIS released a new version of the Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form) that became effective on September 18, 2017. In addition, the feds last month confirmed the hiring of 10,000 new Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to focus on civil and criminal investigations—a move that could dramatically increase the number of I-9 workplace audits conducted by the agency.
The new Form I-9 is dated 07/17/17 in the lower left corner, and it replaces a version dated 11/14/2016. Following a two-month grace period, the form became effective on September 18, 2017. You can download an interactive PDF form here and more information at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central. This new interactive PDF still contains all the “smart I-9” features that were unveiled earlier this year to help employers reduce errors and complete the form more easily.
The forms should be completed for all new employees and retained for three years after the date of hire or for one year after employment is terminated, whichever is later.
Please call if you have any questions.