Form I-9 New Version Must be in Use by 9/18/17

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published the newest version of the Form I-9. The form, used by HR to verify employment eligibility, will be mandatory beginning Sept. 18, 2017.

"Employers will be able to use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through Sept. 17," the agency said. "On Sept. 18, employers must use the revised form with a revision date of 07/17/17 N."

Current storage and retention rules have not changed.

"The new version brings very subtle changes to the form's instructions and list of acceptable documents, which were created with the theoretical goal of making the form easier to navigate," said Davis Bae, managing partner of the Seattle office of law firm Fisher Phillips. "Besides changing the wording on the form in almost imperceptible ways, the new version renumbers all List C documents except the Social Security card, and streamlines the certification process for certain foreign nationals."

New forms may be obtained here:  https://www.uscis.gov/i-9