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Monday, July 17, 2017

NEW I-9 Form and Handbook for Employers is Released

By Elizabeth A. Coonan

As promised, USCIS issued a revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  The form is located here. This new form can be used beginning immediately or employers can use the form bearing revision date 11/14/2016 through September 17, 2017.  The revised form contains several changes, including:
  • The Office of Special Counsel is now referred to as “Immigrant and Employee Rights Section”
  • The agency  removed “the end of” from the phrase “the first day of employment.”
The List of Acceptable Documents was also revised as follows:
  • The agency added the Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) 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.
  • The agency combined 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.
  • The agency renumbered all List C documents except the Social Security card. 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.
The Handbook for Employers, located here, has been updated to reflect the changes noted above. 

If you have questions, please contact one of BrownWinick’s immigration attorneys, Elizabeth Coonan or Corrin Hatala, and we would be happy to assist you.

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