Alert for Employers: New Form I-9 Required

Immigration , Legal ,
Source: Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP

On January 31, 2020, US. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Employers may continue using the prior version of the form (Rev. 07/17/2017 N) until April 30, 2020. After that date, employers can only use the new form with the 10/21/2019 version date. The version date is located in the lower left corner of the form.
 
​Changes are minimal and include:

Instructions:
  • Clarified who can act as an authorized representative on behalf of an employer
  • Updated USCIS website addresses
  • Provided clarifications on acceptable documents for Form I-9
  • Updated the process for requesting paper Forms I-9
  • Updated the DHS Privacy Notice

Form:
  • Revised the Country of Issuance field in Section 1 and the Issuing Authority field (when selecting a foreign passport) in Section 2

The new form can be downloaded from www.uscis.gov/i-9

If you have any questions, please contact Laleh Sharifi at lsharifi@sgrlaw.com.