Form I-9 Update
In November of last year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced proposed changes to the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The revision process has been lengthy, but, in the next couple of months, we will see revisions to the form.
The Office of Management and Budget approved the final version of the new Form I-9 on August 25, 2016, and the USCIS has 90 days to update the form. The USCIS must publish a revised version by November 22, 2016.
Moreover, employers will be given additional time to comply once the updated form is released.
In the meantime, as previously reported, employers should continue using the current version of the Form I-9, which has an expiration date of March 31, 2016. The USCIS has specifically stated that employers can continue using this version until January 21, 2017. After January 21, 2017, all previous versions of the Form I-9 will be invalid.