April 3, 2009
USCIS REQUIRES EMPLOYERS TO USE REVISED FORM I-9
As of April 3, 2009, the U.S. Citizenship and
Immigration Services (USCIS) is requiring all U.S. employers to use the
revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (Rev. 02/02/09).
Previous versions of Form I-9 may no longer be used.
To ensure you are using the correct Form I-9, check the revision date
printed on the lower right-hand corner of the form, or you can
the revised Form I-9 here for your convenience.
The major changes made to the revised Form I-9 include a revised list of
acceptable documents for the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form
I-9) process, and the specification that expired documents no longer be
acceptable forms of identification or employment authorization. These
changes were made to improve the effectiveness and security of the Form
We strongly urge you to
download the Handbook for Employers - Instructions
for Completing Form I-9, as USCIS has updated the handbook to reflect the
new requirements of the revised Form I-9.
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