New Employment Eligibility Verification Form Revised
On July 17, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will release a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The previously accepted revision date of (Rev.11/14/16 N) is acceptable through September 17, 2017, ONLY for all newly hired or rehired employees as well as employment eligibility re-verifications. Effective as of September 18, 2017, all Employers must use the revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (R 07/17/17 N) for each new employee hired or rehired in the United States. Effective September 18, 2017, all employment re-verifications must also be completed on the new revised Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification (R 07/17/17 N). The new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, will be available on the Payroll Services website once it is released by USCIS. An additional newsletter with the link will be sent out when the form is available.
Revisions to the Form I-9 Instructions
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will change the name of the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices to its new name, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section. They will remove “the end of” from the phrase “the first day of employment.”
Revisions related to the List of Acceptable Documents on Form I-9
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will add the Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) to List C. Employers completing Form I-9 on a computer will be able to select Form FS-240 from the drop-down menus available in List C of Section 2 and Section 3. E-Verify users will also be able to select Form FS-240 when creating a case for an employee who has presented this document for Form I-9.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will combine all the certifications of report of birth issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545, Form DS-1350 and Form FS-240) into selection C#2 in List C. All documents under List C except the Social Security card, will be renumbered. For example, the employment authorization document issued by the Department of Homeland Security on List C will change from List C #8 to List C #7.
The above changes will be reflected in a revised Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274), which also will be easier for users to navigate.
Questions regarding this email can be addressed by sending an Email to:
- Martha Mallen, EDB/PTR and I-9 Supervisor: [email protected]
- Hilda Eudave, I-9 Coordinator: [email protected]
- Nelly Aguilar, I-9 Coordinator: [email protected]
Or call the I-9 Hotline Team at (310) 794-8721, Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to Noon, or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
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