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Immigration Services Revises Employment Eligibility Verification Form
New Form I-9 is dated July 17, 2017

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has revised its Form I-9 for the second time in less than a year,and will require employers to use only the most recent version, dated July 17, 2017, by Sept. 18. Revisions to the form include:

  • A timing change to require employees to complete Section 1 of the form by the first day of employment (i.e., at the time of hire)
  • A change to the name of the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices to its new name, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section
  • Revisions related to the list of acceptable documents on Form I-9
  • Added the Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) to List C
  • 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
  • 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.

Until Sept. 18, employers may continue to use the previous Form I-9, with a revision date of Nov. 14, 2016, or use the new form. Employers must continue following existing storage and retention rules for any previously completed Form I-9.