On March 8, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a newly revised Employment Eligibility Verification form, Form I-9, which employers are required to use to verify the identity and employment authorization of newly hired employees. Employers should start to use the new Form I-9 immediately. Use of prior versions of the Form I-9 will no longer be permitted beginning May 7, 2013.
What Does This Mean for My Company?
Employers should begin to use the new version of the Form I-9, “(Rev.03/08/13)N,” immediately. USCIS is providing employers with a period of 60 days to make necessary changes to their current Form I-9 protocols.
What Are the Changes to the Form I-9?
The key revisions to the Form I-9 include the following:
* Adding data fields, including fields for an employee’s foreign passport information (if applicable), telephone number, and email address
* Improving the form’s instructions
* Revising the layout of the form and expanding the form from one page to two pages (not including the form instructions and the List of Acceptable Documents)
Where Can I Find the New Form?
The SOI portal and on the USCIS website <http://www.uscis.gov/I-9Central> .
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