Revised Form I-9 Now Available

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released a revised version of the form I-9 on July 17th. Employers may use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through September 17. On September 18, employers must use the revised form with a revision date of 07/17/17 N.

The new form is available here…

The following information about this revised Form I-9 is provided on the USCIS website:

Revisions to the Form I-9 instructions:

  • The name of the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices was changed to its new name, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section.
  • The phrase “the end of” was removed from “the first day of employment.”

Revisions related to the List of Acceptable Documents on Form I-9:

  • The Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) was added to List C. Employers completing Form I-9 on a computer will be able to select Form FS-240 from the drop-down menus available in List C of Sections 2 and 3. E-Verify users will also be able to select Form FS-240 when creating a case for an employee who has presented this document for Form I-9.
  • All the certifications of report of birth issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545, Form DS-1350, and Form FS-240) have been combined into selection C #2 in List C.
  • All List C documents except the Social Security card have been renumbered. For example, the employment authorization document issued by the Department of Homeland Security on List C changed from List C #8 to List C #7.

These changes were included in the revised Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274), which is also easier for users to navigate.