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Friday, November 18, 2016

USCIS Publishes Revised Version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification

By Elizabeth A. Coonan

USCIS has published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Beginning 1/22/17, employers must use the new version. The new form bears the date 11/14/16.  Employers may continue to use the prior version until 1/21/2017 (dated 3/8/2013) or may adopt the new version immediately.

Changes to the fillable form include drop-down lists, on-screen instructions for each field (similar to other USCIS forms) and when the employer prints the completed form, a QR code is automatically generated. Substantively, the changes are subtle. For example, the new form asks for “other last names used” rather than “other names used,” includes space to enter multiple preparers and translators and includes prompts to ensure information is entered correctly.

If you have questions about the new form, please contact me or the BrownWinick Employment Attorney with whom you work.

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