The revised Form I-9 and instructions on how to use it can be found on the USCIS website.
Some notable changes:
- It asks for “other last names used” rather than “other names used”
- The certification process for certain foreign nationals has been streamlined
- It has dedicated areas for adding additional information, rather than having to add it in the margins
- Prompts have been added to help ensure information is entered correctly, and
- Multiple preparers and translators can now be entered.
USCIS is also saying that the revised Form I-9 is easier to complete using a computer, thanks to:
- Drop-down lists and calendars for filling in dates,
- On-screen instructions for each field
- Easy-to-access full instructions, and
- An option to clear the form and start over.
To ensure I-9/E-Verify compliance, contact CARCO today 1-866-557-5984 or click here to be contacted by a CARCO Specialist.
Employers should note that on Aug. 25, 2016, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved a revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The revised form must be published by Nov. 22, 2016.
However, employers may continue using the current version of Form I-9 with a revision date of 03/08/2013 N until Jan. 21, 2017, at which time all previous versions of Form I-9 will be invalid. In the meantime, USCIS is in the process of getting the new form changes implemented.
We will continue to monitor and report the latest news on the revised Form I-9.
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Employee Information Sheet (M-1116) which employers must provide new hires prior to completion of the Form I-9. Federal law requires that employers complete a Form I-9 to document identity and work authorization for all new hires after November 6, 1986.
The good news is that the Information Sheet is a concise overview of the Form I-9 purpose and process. The bad news is that it adds yet more “instructions” to an otherwise seemingly simple two-page Form I-9. The complete I-9 package includes six pages of instructions, the two-page Form I-9 and the Lists of Acceptable Documents page for a total of nine pages. The instructions and Lists of Acceptable Documents must be available to all employees completing the Form I-9.
The Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Employee Information Sheet provides an easy to read overview of who keeps the Form I-9, why it must be completed, what section the employee must complete, whether someone else may complete Section 1 for them, and the document(s) they must provide.
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