Federal Register Announces Release of New Form I-9
As expected, USCIS announced the official release of the new Form I-9 this morning,
via notice in the Federal Register. The notice states that key revisions to
the Form I-9 include:
• Adding data fields, including the employee’s foreign passport information
(if applicable) and telephone and email addresses.
• Improving the form’s instructions.
• Revising the layout of the form,expanding the form from one to two
pages (not including the form instructions and the List of Acceptable
Employers are expected to begin using the new Form I-9 immediately, however, as stated
in the notice, “USCIS recognizes that some employers may need additional time in order
to make necessary updates to their business processes to allow for use of the new
Form I–9. USCIS recognizes that modifications to electronic systems may be particularly
necessary for employers utilizing electronic Forms I–9. For these reasons, USCIS is
providing employers 60 days to make necessary changes.” However, any employer using any prior version
of the form after May 7, 2013 is subject to all applicable penalties under section
274A of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as enforced by ICE.
The new Form I-9 is to be posted on the USCIS site today. We will
include a link to the site on this blog when that occurs.
The Federal Register notice may be found by using the link below:
Gordon W. Middleton
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