U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued an updated version of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form known as the Form I-9. The revised Form I-9 must only be used on and after April 3, 2009.
Some changes to the Form I-9 include:
- A requirement that all documents presented during the verification process be unexpired.
- In Section 1, Employee Information and Verification, an employee may now attest separately to being either a citizen or noncitizen national of the United States.
- Three documents have been removed and three documents have been added to "List A" of Acceptable Documents.
An FAQ describing the changes in detail is available on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services web site at http://www.uscis.gov/files/article/I9_qa_12dec08.pdf . USCIS has also issued a new I-9 Handbook for Employers, which can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/i-9 by selecting the link to "M-274, Handbook for Employers (Use after April 2)" from the menu on the right side of the screen.
Because the Form I-9 does change from time to time, it is a good practice to print a new form from the USCIS web site at http://www.uscis.gov/i-9 (scroll to the bottom of the page) each time you hire a new employee. This will ensure you are using the most recent version of the form.
Please contact your Campus HR office for assistance with or questions about the Form I-9.