As promised, on July 17, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) released a revised version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Both the (English) and (Spanish) versions are located here for your Company’s use. The new version makes only minor changes to the November 14, 2016 version of the form. The new version adds the Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) to List C, combines all the certifications of report of birth issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545, Form DS-1350 and Form FS-240) into selection C#2 in List C, and renumbers all List C documents except the Social Security card. Employers will be able to use the new, revised version or continue using the November 14, 2016 version through September 17th. However, starting September 18th, employers must begin using the revised form. The USCIS also updated its handbook (here) which provides guidance on how to complete the new form.
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While employers do not have to use the new form until September 18th, we recommend doing so now to avoid the possibility of forgetting to switch to the new form in September. If you have any questions about the Form I-9 or the I-9 process in general, please contact the experts at The Saqui Law Group.