Employers Must Start Using New Form I-9 on September 18

by Carol Hildebrand

Beginning September 18, 2017, every U.S. employer must begin using the new Form I-9, “Employment Eligibility Verification.” The new Form contains no significant changes and both employers and employees will find it quite similar to the outgoing Form. To verify that you are using the correct Form, the number located at the bottom of the document should read “Form I-9 07/17/17 N.”

Although it has limited applicability to employers generally, be aware that changes have been made to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9, available at http://www.uscis.gov/. The changes relate to how Certificates of Citizenship for children born abroad to U.S. citizen parents are classified.