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New I-9 “Employment Verification Form” Available

On July 17, 2017 the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) a division of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), released a revised version of the Form I-9, also known as the Employment Eligibility Verification Form. This revised Form I-9 replaces the previous version of the Form released on November 14, 2016. Use of the new Form I-9 must be implemented on or before September 18, 2017.

Employers may continue to use the previous version of the Form I-9 until September 18, 2017 when the use of the revised Form I-9 becomes mandatory. It is recommended, however, that employers promptly transition to the new revised Form I-9 to avoid any potential penalties. The new version of the Form has “17/17/17N” printed on the bottom of the Form as its revision date.

The new revised Form I-9 can be downloaded at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9. The USCIS has also released a new handbook for employers that provides guidance for completing Form I-9. This handbook can also be downloaded here.

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