USCIS released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, on July 17, 2017. Employers can use the revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through September 17, 2017. On September 18, employers must use the revised form with a revision date of 07/17/17 N.
Employers must continue following existing storage and retention rules for any previously completed Form I-9.
There are some revisions related to the List of Acceptable Documents on Form I-9:
- The Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) has been 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 Section 2 and Section 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 will change from List C #8 to List C #7.
These changes are included in a revised Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274).
For questions or to discuss internal I-9 audits, contact Jeff Goldman at 978-219-5055