United States: Reminder - New Edition of Form I-9 Becomes Mandatory on September 18

Employers must use the July 17, 2017 edition of Form I-9 starting Monday, September 18, 2017.

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Sep 14, 2017

As previously reported, USCIS's revised edition of the I-9 employment eligibility verification form , dated July 17, 2017, will become mandatory for employers on Monday, September 18, 2017. As of that date, employers may no longer use the November 14, 2016 edition to complete a new Form I-9. 

What's New in the Revised Edition of Form I-9?
The new form and the USCIS employment verification regulations have been updated as follows:

  • Employers can accept State Department Form FS-240, the Consular Report of Birth Abroad, as a List C document, effective July 17, 2017. This form and all other documents of birth abroad are combined under item 2 of List C.  
  • USCIS has revised the I-9 employer handbook (M-274) to reflect the change. 

What This Means for Employers Your organization must do the following before Monday, September 18, 2017:

  • Ensure that the July 17, 2017 edition of Form I-9 is integrated into company employment verification systems and processes.  
  • Remind personnel responsible for I-9 verification that State Department Form FS-240 is an acceptable List C document to establish employment eligibility, as of July 17, 2017.

If you have any questions about Form I-9 verification, please contact the immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen. This alert is for informational purposes only.

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