New Form I-9 Released: HRi Keeps You HR Compliant
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a newly revised Form I-9 which ALL employers must start using by May 7, 2013. Prior versions of the Form I-9 will no longer be accepted beginning May 7, 2013. We recommend using the new form immediately so that you become familiar with the new format and additional information. To view or download the new Form I-9, click here.
What is Form I-9?
Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and non-citizens.
This is the 10th iteration of the form that originally began in 1987. The previous form had an expiration date of 8/31/12, but employers were notified to continue using it until further notice. Major revisions to the Form I-9 include the following:
- Enhancing and improving the I-9 Form instructions
- Adding data fields, telephone number, email address, and field for an employee's foreign passport information (if applicable)
- Modifying the layout of Form I-9
- Expanding the Form I-9 from one page to two pages (plus seven pages of form instructions and the List of Acceptable Documents)
As a reminder, newly hired employees' Form I-9 must be filled out and signed by the employer no later than the third day of employment or the new hire cannot legally work. Submit the completed Form I-9 along with copies of identification forms used to complete the I-9.
If you have any questions, concerns, or need assistance completing the Form I-9, please do not hesitate contacting us at 410-451-4202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.