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USCIS Issues New Edition of Form I-9

As expected, a new edition of the I-9 employment eligibility verification form has been issued for public use.  The new edition is dated 10/21/2019 and will become mandatory on May 1, 2020.

Through April 30, 2020, employers can continue to use the previous edition of Form I-9, dated 07/17/2017.

The new edition of Form I-9 lists additional countries in the Country of Issuance field in Section 1, among other minor changes which are visible only when a user completes the fillable form on a computer.

Other revisions to Form I-9 instructions include:

  • Clarification on who can act as an authorized representative on behalf of an employer;
  • Updated USCIS website addresses;
  • Clarifications pertaining to acceptable documents;
  • An updated process for requesting the paper Form I-9; and
  • An update to the DHS Privacy Notice.

Employers should ensure that the new form is integrated into their employment eligibility verification systems and processes in time for May 1, 2020.

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