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USCIS To Publish Revised Form I-9


On August 1, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will publish a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Form.  This new form is in conjunction with the final rule issued that recognizes the end of temporary COVID-19 flexibilities as of July 31st and provides the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with the authority to authorize optional alternatives for employers to examine Form I-9 documentation. The revised Form I-9:

  • Reduces Sections 1 and 2 to a single-sided sheet.
  • Is designed to be a fillable form on tablets and mobile devices.
  • Moves the Section 1 Preparer/Translator Certification area to a separate, standalone supplement that employers can provide to employees when necessary.
  • Moves Section 3, Reverification and Rehire, to a standalone supplement that employers can print if or when rehire occurs or reverification is required.
  • Revises the Lists of Acceptable Documents page to include some acceptable receipts as well as guidance and links to information on automatic extensions of employment authorization documentation.
  • Reduces Form instructions from 15 pages to 8 pages.
  • Includes a checkbox allowing employers to indicate they examined Form I-9 documentation remotely under a DHS-authorized alternative procedure rather than via physical examination.

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Employers should start using the new form as of August 1st.

Contact us if you have any questions about this development or any background screening questions.

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