The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) finally released the new Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. You might recall that the USCIS published a draft of the new I-9 form almost a year ago. After reviewing over 6,000 comments on the proposed form, it was finally released this month.
Here are some of the changes to new form:
- The new I-9 form is now two pages
- The instructions are expanded
- There are new fields for e-mail address, phone number and foreign passport in Section 1.
- The instructions are longer
While the new I-9 form is longer, it’s intended purpose was to make it easier for employers to complete. We shall see.
The new I-9 form should be used immediately, but USCIS will allow you to continue to use the latest versions of the I-9 form (rev. 08/07/09Y and 02/02/09N) until May 6, 2013. In the case of reverification or rehires, the new version of the I-9 form must be used.
2 pages long with 7 pages of instruction?? To quote my granddaughter “OMG!”
Thanks for the update Craig.