Bulletin: Updated I-9 Form – For Use Beginning 3/8/13 (Posted March 11, 2013)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released today an updated I-9 (Rev. 03/08/13 N) that must be used for all new hires and re-verifications. The procedure for completing the Form I-9 is unchanged. The key changes to the form, which are intended to make the form easier to complete, are as follow:
- Addition of data fields (i.e., employee's foreign passport information, telephone, and email address)
- Improvement of form instructions
- Revision of the form layout, notably, changing the form from one to two pages (excluding the form instructions and List of Acceptable Documents, which now accumulate to nine pages)
Please discontinue the use of the previous version of Form I-9, which indicates an expiration date of 08/31/12. As a courtesy, employers have been granted a 60-day grace period during which the previous version of Form I-9 may still be used. We ask, however, that you begin using the new form immediately. After 5/7/13, we will no longer be able to accept employment eligibility verifications completed on the previous version of the form.
The updated version of the Form I-9 is also available from the Financial Gateway I-9 web site.